Monday, July 13, 2009


I'm celebrating my 39th birthday today. In fact, it's the 18th Anniversary of my 39th Birthday!

Birthdays don't hold the same sparkle that they did when we were kids, do they? Mom would make the whole day special from the moment you woke up until you went to bed that night. Of all my childhood birthdays, my 9th stands out. That was the year I got a bike. It was red and had lots of chrome like the cars of that era. I loved the freedom that bike gave me, my own wheels. I was allowed to ride around the block at first and eventually to a friends house 2 blocks away!

There were no high tech toys in 1961. When our Grandsons celebrate birthdays batteries are always involved somehow! Toys of my childhood required some imagination or exercise. I couldn't wait to get out every morning of summer vacation and ride my bike. When it got too hot outside I'd play "house" with my dolls. Going to the library was a fun activity in the summer and we'd come home with an armload of books to read. I still love the library.

By far the best gift my daughters have ever given me are my Grandsons. They bring sunshine to my world when they are around and they are forever making me laugh. I hope these jokes will tickle your funny bone!

My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday.
He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62.
My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked,
"Did you start at 1?"

After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings.
As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice,
"Who was THAT?"

A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like: "We used to skate outside on a pond I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods." The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said,
"I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"

When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered,
"It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."

When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure."
"Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised, "mine says I'm 4 to 6."

A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today." The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting," she said, "how do you make babies?"
"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."


  1. Love it that you have all of those pictures. Happy Birthday.

  2. Well God Bless YOu my friend. Isn't it fun to go backwards. I love it. I've been thirty nine for just acouple years now *wink* but I feel spiritually like a child.


  3. Happy Bday! You are so lucky to have all those photos! Cute cute and cuter.
    I think I felt my birthdays changed the yr I lost my mom.
    I think moms have a knack.

  4. I've been 39 so many times I'm now younger than two of my children!

    Happy birthday!

  5. happy 39th birthday, again, momma!! you just wait till we move back home...i'll make your birthday sparkle!! i love you soooo much!


  6. Joycee, may your new 39th be blessed & full of joy. Happy birthday.

    Love your photos & story of the children ... I could just see the little one asking 'who was that'. The wee ones are such a joy & bring warm smiles to the heart, don't they. I never did look back but enjoy stepping forward into the next year ... the kid-lings all think we are 36 years old & keep asking how come we are younger than their parents ... chuckle. Love it!
    TTFN ~Marydon

  7. Happy Happy Birthday to you.
    May God bless you with many many more.
    Loved the pictures.You are lucky to have those.
    What wonderful memories you have .
    Elsie <><

  8. This was just delightful. You need to find an editor. You're ready for prime time. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Happy belated birthday. Blessings...Mary

  9. Love your grandson's comment!!! A friend told me once his grandson ask him how old he was and he said 50, grandson said "are you just in double digits"? lol I just tell mine that I am "old" and that seems to satisfy him/ha

    Happy Birthday! Time flies when we are having fun!!

  10. Happy Birthday!!!!!!! I loved all your little stories.

  11. I hope you had a fantastic birthday!I loved your pictures and stories.Children's comments are so funny!Few days ago I had my 50th birthday.How time flies!!

  12. Cheers and may this be your most glamourous, blessed and exciting year to date darlin!
    Happy Twirls

  13. Happy Birthday Dear Joy!!! I love your old pictures and I love those old jokes!! Hugs!!

  14. Hi Joycee, I'm so sorry! I've missed out your big day. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU! N wishing you many happy returns! I guess you had a wonderful time. You looked so pretty and sweet in your photos. Yet, you still looking good. A pretty and sexy grandma, ha ha!


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