Wednesday, June 14, 2006

June 14th

Is my birthday.

I was born at 8:ish in the a.m. on Saturday, June 14th, 1952 by caesarian and approximately 2 months early. Despite a shaky start, I managed to grow up hearty and healthy and in this photo about to face arrest by the bang police. Every time my hubby sees a woman with the trendy haircut and bangs that are short on the sides, I have apoplexy over the bad haircuts visited upon us by Mom and "Auntie Jewell" the woman next door who fancied herself a hair stylist and general know-it-all.

That is beside the point, though, I'm pictured here on my 5th birthday.

June 14th is also Flag Day, the anniversary of the day in 1777 that the Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes as the flag of the U.S. (Was this the one hand sewed by Betsy Ross? No small coincidence there!

Numerous other auspicious occasions have taken place on this date, all viewable at Wikipedia.

Some famous events include:
1789 Whiskey was distilled from corn by Rev. Elijah Craig of Bourbon County, KY
1846 Bear Flag Revolt--Anglo settlers in Sonoma, CA rebelled against Mexico and formed the California Republic
1938 The first Superman comic is published.
1942 Anne Frank begins to keep a diary.

Famous births:
1864 Alois Alzheimer born---guess what he discovered???
1961 Boy George, the Karma Chameleon

Famous deaths:
1801 Benedict Arnold
1926 Mary Cassatt

My birthday cake was completed yesterday and we already had some as we are leaving town tomorrow on a road trip with my mother-in-law Daisy and didn't want to waste a bit. German chocolate handmade by my sweetie. Yum!

The only bad thing about today is that I can't believe I'm 54 years old. How in the world did that happen?? As Mary Engelbreit says, "Time flies whether you're having fun or not," and thankfully, I'm having a blast each and every day.


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, sistah!
Kathy B

Karrin Hurd said...

Happy Birthday Jan! Karrin

Mr. B said...

Happy Happy Birthday Nana!!! Many hugs and open mouthed kisses! (and face-rippies!) ;-)

mommy2mrb said...

Happy Birthday Mommo! Love you lots and lots. Wish we could be there with ya. Have a lovely road trip!

Lynne said...

Happy birthday fellow Gemini! (Mine is the 11th.)