I’ve published this most years on my birthday since 2009, and I STILL like the way it tells the first part of my story. I love the old photos of the little me…it reminds me every year that I get further away from this little girl, that this was how I started up.
“Today is my birthday and I’ve attained a certain age. I have plans, things to do, places to go. But today I’m looking back.
(I tried to cut my own bangs–oops.) [in 2017 I’ve cut my own hair again!]
For a few years after “the war” I was an only child. We lived in an apartment in Chicago where I played.
I REALLY wanted to be a “cowgirl.” I dreamed of the far west. I idolized Hopalong Cassidy.
While I was running around the suburban streets pretending to be this and that, my parents were building a new house and having a new baby (or three…).
I noticed immediately that the driveway made a PERFECT stage:
Time passed and many new houses were built filling up the street. New brothers arrived, new cars.
Eventually they all moved into a bigger house, but by then I was gone, starting a new life. I moved to the far west to be a cowgirl.
Here’s to another year of fun, out on the ranch…”
Happy Birthday Bonnie! We are recent transplants to Salem. Michael teaches the Wine Bus. courses at Chemeketa. I have an arts/archive background. I love your blog – feels like home. Thank you. Cheers, Marjorie
Happy birthday, cowgirl! Lots of love from Seattle.
Cowgirls have big hearts and are very brave, like you.
Happy Birthday!! I can see that Sidney has some of his grandmas looks.😊
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BONNIE! If I were home I’d run over and give you a big hug! Sally I enjoy seeing your “early years” Photos ….
Sent from Sally’s iPhone
Lovely photos and memories! Hope you had a great birthday!
Precious memories! from a precious lil cowgirl.
Happy, happy birthday!