Friday, April 22, 2011

Once More With Feeling

It's happened again; I'm not sure how it keeps happening. I think it has something to do with the Earth rotating on its axis and my opening my eyes each morning. Thank God!

I share this day with the Earth, well actually the Earth shares the day with me. It didn't get its day until 1970, I got mine a bit earlier. And contrary to what my children think, I am not older than dirt. The Earth now gets a whole week, a day wasn't enough. I am content with the day.

A few years ago Janice Brown at Cow Hampshire told me that this is "Ancestor's Eve," its designation thanks to Neelix of Star Trek Voyager. I love having been born on Ancestor's Eve. Rather appropriate don't you think? And I'm really glad to have Janice back.

So today I opened my eyes to Mr. Maven, Zoe, and Hunter singing "Happy Birthday" accompanied by a duck call. Now that's worth opening your eyes and ears for.

I'm off to hit my two favorite antiques stores and to buy new software (there's no tax in Montana and that saves a bundle). Then I get to have dinner with some of my children and all of my grandchildren. It's going to be a wonderful day.



Blogger Sheri Fenley said...



April 22, 2011 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger GeniAus said...

Birthday wishes from Australia.
Have a wonderful day with the family and do let us know what goodies you found there in Montana

April 22, 2011 at 2:40 AM  
Blogger Brett Payne said...

Happy Birthday fM.

April 22, 2011 at 4:46 AM  
Anonymous GrannyPam said...

Happy Birthday, enjoy the company of your family. Also, many, many more.

April 22, 2011 at 6:28 AM  
Blogger Becky Wiseman said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Maven! Hope it is a great one.

April 22, 2011 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Thomas MacEntee said...

Happy birthday and many returns of the day to you Footnote Maven!

April 22, 2011 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Happy Birthday!! And a Happy Easter, as well!!

April 22, 2011 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger my Heritage Happens said...

Happy Birthday! I know you will enjoy your trip, shopping and your family!

April 22, 2011 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger rebecca said...

Happy birthday, dear fM!!!

April 22, 2011 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Roots Traveler said...

Happy birthday!

April 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Happy birthday to you!

April 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Happy, happy birthday, fM! Much better to have them than... to not!

April 22, 2011 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Cherie Cayemberg said...

Happy Birthday!!! April's a great month for birthdays!

April 22, 2011 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Happy Birthday, fM! I hope it was even better than you expected!

April 22, 2011 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thank you everyone, it was a lovely birthday. All of my grandchildren are here.

We are off to the memorial, let's see how the iPad works for presentations. Cross fingers.

April 23, 2011 at 7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! You haven't aged a bit :)

April 23, 2011 at 6:21 PM  

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