I published this on my birthday in 2009 and every year since, but I still think it tells my story so let’s go again…
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.)
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 streets pretending to be this and that, my parents were building a new house and having a new baby.
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.
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 dear friend.
Miss your lovely person around lately…coffee?
Thanks for the Birthday Story, Cowgirl. Have a wonderful birthday doing what you love, with folks you love! I’m so glad to have you as a new friend.
Thanks Susan, so glad you are out west now with the rest of us cowgirls…xxoo
Happy Birthday, Bonnie!
Thanks Tracey…I had a truly perfect day and now…on with the year!! xo
I do love that story and the pictures! I called a couple of days ago to see if you had b’day plans..know this is your Sydney day but would like to celebrate at any point! Let me know your schedule..
Sent from my iPhone
call you tomorrow…xxoo
Happy birthday! My Friend, may your day be a very special day. I enjoy seeing these older photos ,they make me smile … the older cars ,the baby buggy and the little girl with a dream. I didn’t see any Buster Brown black and white shoes though..😄
Deb my day was perfect…guess I better do a follow up on it…yep, the old black and whites certainly date me but they have a certain charm…xxoo to you…”My name’s Buster Brown I live in a shoe here’s my dog Tighe he lives here too…?”
Lol!! You got the commercial going on in my head now.
Blessings on your birthday, my dear! Yes, yes! Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, the Lone Ranger were all there in my cowgirl dreams!
Have a wonderful day! Yippee ki yay!! 🐴🌵
I remembered tonight that Dale’s horse was called Buttermilk, no? xo
You are absolutely correct! Buttermilk was often my choice when I played horses as a little girl. (belated) Happy Birthday and best wishes for a new year.
Happy Birthday, Bonnie. I hope you are grandly celebrated!
A day of perfection…sunshine, grandson, gardens, cupcakes…holy cowgirl!
I join in wishing you a very happy birthday and thank you for the photo essay.
Thanks Sharon, I had a day as good as a day can get…xxxooo
I know this story by heart and love to hear you tell it. Happy B-Day big sister!
xxoo Baby brother birthday boy
Happy Birthday, dear Bonnie!!!
xxoo…it was a beaut!
I hope your birthday was a very happy one! I do love this rendition of your life so far. It makes me smile. I love that little girl in her cowboy outfit…and the big girl who came out west to grace us with her wonderful self! We are so lucky for it!
SDM I came west at 26 and never looked back…xxoo to you…
Happy belated birthday!
Lovely “her-story” post….