Friday, April 3, 2009

Turning Forty - Bloom Where You Are Planted!

Day four brought a beautiful Orchid and a note that read:
FOR
LARISSA’S
FORTIETH
TWO-WEEK LONG
CELEBRATION
FROM HER
HUSBAND”

I’m really getting use to this “receive a gift everyday” routine. It’s especially interesting since today is Bill’s birthday and I still get a gift. Bill’s gift – a day on the golf course and his choice of a new driver. Bill is hard to buy for so this is what we have resorted to!! He also gets to pick up dinner because he passes right by the restaurant on his way home. We will enjoy our favorite Thai food and watch “Amazing Race” and “Survivor”. Not much different from any other day in the House Of Traquair but that’s what he wants to do!!

I had to include this black and white picture of Bill and his brothers. Bill is the youngest in his family and this is the only baby picture we have of him.



Bill getting ready to enjoy his birthday dinner from our favorite Thai place - Somchai's. They even included a Happy Birthday note for Bill with our dessert.

I did think it would be interesting to see what happened this day in history. Here is what I found out:

Famous Birthdays:

Marlon Brando 1924 - Actor ("The Godfather", "Apocalypse Now")
David Hyde Pierce 1959 - Actor
Eddie Murphy 1961 - actor ("48 Hrs.", "Beverly Hills Cop", "Doctor Doolittle")

This Day In History:

1862 - Slavery was abolished in Washington, DC.
1882 - The American outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back and killed by Robert Ford for a $5,000 reward. There was later controversy over whether it was actually Jesse James that had been killed.
1953 - "TV Guide" was published for the first time.
This Day In Music History:

1955 - Fred Astaire appeared on television for the first time on "The Toast of the Town," with host, Ed Sullivan.
1956 - Elvis Presley performed on "The Milton Berle Show." The show was broadcast live from the aircraft carrier USS Hancock. Elvis played the songs "Heartbreak Hotel," "Money, Honey," and "Blue Suede Shoes."
1969 - Jim Morrison was arrested by the FBI for interstate flight, which stemmed from obscenity charges after a Miami concert.

Chart Toppers

1965 Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes
1973 Killing Me Softly with His Song - Roberta Flack
1981 Rapture - BlondieWoman; The Best of Times - Styx 1989 Eternal Flame - BanglesGirl; The Look - Roxette
This last picture is definately a chart topper in our family!
Bill's dad, more affectionately known as Pops, is the reason
my husband is celebrating a birthday today!!!!

1 comment:

Blake and Hollie said...

What a great post! This was truely special and I really enjoyed reading.