Monday, February 29, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRANDMOTHER

Quote for the week:  Words, of course, are the most powerful drug used by mankind.  Rudyard Kipling

Today is February 29, 2016. February only has 29 days every 4 years. So today, I'm wishing Happy Birthday to Clara Blanche Rushing Stowe, my grandmother. She was born Feb. 29, 1876 and passed to heaven Dec. 3, 1962. She used to tease us about how "young" she was since she only had a birthday every four years. Well, today is your day, Grandmother. Enjoy.

 
Happy Birthday to all you Leap Year Babies.
 
 
 



20 comments:

  1. February 29 is a bummer day for a birthday. Nice of you to remember your grandmother today!

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    1. It is kind of sad, Alex. Guess they have to celebrate a day early or a day late. She was a precious lady.

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  2. haha would be fun to use only having a birthday every 4 years

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    1. If a person wants to stay young, Pat, he/she can count every 4 years as a birthday. :)

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  3. It would stink to have a birthday on Feb. 29th. How sweet to remember your grandmother's birthday. :)

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    1. Yea, it would be sad, Chrys. I loved that sweet lady.

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  4. How special to have a grandmother born on Feb. 29. Very nice tribute on her birthday.

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    1. I think it is neat, C Lee. Thanks. I love her.

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  5. I can't imagine what that would be like--Leap Years would feel so special! Happy birthday to your grandmother. She sounds like she was a lovely woman.

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    1. Yeah, I think it would be fun, Stephanie. You could choose your own day, perhaps. She was quite a neat character.

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  6. This is a lovely tribute post. I wonder if people celebrate their birthdays February 28th or March 1st in these cases.

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    1. Thanks, Medeia. I guess they had a choice. I don't remember when Grandmother celebrated, or if she did.

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  7. I think it would be sad to only have a birthday every four years, but your grandmother obviously had a great sense of humor and turned the curse into a blessing. She sounds like a wonderful woman. :)

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    1. Yes, Lexa, I agree. I guess one has to look on the bright side, which Grandmother seemed to do. She was a character for sure.

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  8. I love this picture you shared of your Grandmother. Nice post! Wishing your Grandma a LATE happy birthday as she watches you from heaven.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Trisha. She is watching me. Guess I'd better be nice.

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