Today is...


  • I am 49 and don't feel a day over 32.
  • Well except when I’m around my daughters friends, then I feel 49.
  • I don’t know how to act because I have never been this old before. 
  • Inventors must have thought I’d be a hot one since they invented the smoke detector the same year I was born. 
  • I lived in this world before Emails, cordless phones, automatic sliding doors and ATM’s. 
  • No one knew what a laptop computer was or a GPS. 
  • Prozac was also invented after I was born. They saw me coming. 
  • Did you know the first personal computer was invented in 1983 and called an “Apple Lisa”? Just had to throw that out there. 
  • Microwaves were just getting popular in homes and moms actually cooked. 
  • We didn’t have Xboxes or Nintendo . 
  • We played pong until Atari came out.
  • We also played hopscotch, jack rocks and marbles.
  • We swung on a swing set almost every day 
  • And played in the woods all the time. 
  • If we were not playing outside, it meant to our friends that we were grounded. 
  • I just realized, I’m too young to be this old. 

The birthday fun actually started last weekend when mom prepared a wonderful birthday dinner with family. Four out of six of us have May birthdays. The fun will last through this weekend with a short get away with my daughter and husband. 
I need to enjoy it while I can still get around.


Here is a the “Apple Lisa” 







12 comments

  1. That's funny - but so true!! I have never been this old.....70 in September. I used to worry about my son - who lived in California at the time - seeing me after a long time and thinking I was old. Now I tend to think....oh, well. Trying to grow old gracefully is my goal. The best years of my life have been since I passed 50! I also try to remember - THIS is as good as I will ever look. Enjoy it. Someday I will look back on my ohotos of this year and say, "Wow! I looked so YOUNG!!!"
    Hahahah......you have a long way to go, my dear and I hope you enjoy every single step!

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  2. My birthday is at the end of the month so I can relate. Happy Birthday to you and many more.

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL!!! We are so close in age and I could have written this! LOVE your list and love that you're going to get in a little get away!! You are so sweet and gorgeous inside and out! Enjoy and Cheers! xo

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  4. Ahhh the Apple Lisa? and I did not know! HAPPY BIRTHDAY "YOUNG LADY" I like this entry, you done good. I always enjoy the visit here! Now try to be good today! LOL
    Love from the first side of the South Fork

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  5. Happy Birthday, Lisa! I love it when it last the whole week. Love all the things that was going on in the year you were born. I am older than you (I have 2 daughters a little older than you) so I won't tell all that happened the year I was born!
    Enjoy your day!

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  6. I am older than you so this list makes sense to me. Happy Birthday.

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  7. Happy birthday!!

    After 83 years on this earth, I’ve learned that if you stay alive long enough you’ll get old. I’ve tried to avoid that by applying a “stay young” philosophy. Let me explain. My youngest son was 53 this year. I am 36. The best way to explain this anomaly is to tell you about something that I read in one of Kirk Douglas’ books. A “senior” movie actress was being interviewed. The reporter said, “Forgive me, Madame, but I have to ask. Your son (who was also a star) admits to being 56. You claim to be 63. How can this be?” Her answer (& mine): “He has his life--I have mine!”

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy it, I turned 50 this March, that was a rough one. Enjoy your birthday escape!!!!

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  9. Happy Birthday. 49 doesn't sound very old to me. : )

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  10. Dang, I can’t believe I missed your birthday. I have shoes that are 49 :)
    You look great young’un.

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