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Friday, July 30, 2010

celebrating 80


If you dont hear a peep here for a bit its because there's lots to do.... Dinner for 48 Saturday night ...lots of fuss... for a person who's put a lot of energy out over many years and still hits the tennis court, climbs ladders to tend her garden, reads books for her 2 bookclubs and knits beautiful rugs to give away - and thats for starters!


Celebrating  80 years ... this Saturday is a special birthday in my family... my mother turns 80. Friends and family are coming together ...the photos have appeared out of hiding... and I have not even found mine yet! heres a few photos Id not seen apart from the wedding and the young family!




my grandmother on the family farm - c late 1930's

my mother on left with her brother and sister - c 1940


mother and her daughters near the house and wisteria vine


1957 - the wedding day


70's family - I'm the eldest of four


late 80's - 90's (?) youngest brov, Mum and I

23 comments:

blue china studio said...

What fabulous photos! Happy birthday to your mother!

Sophie Munns said...

Thanks Jacylin,
Nice to reminisce... hardly ever look at old photos...!
Thanks for warm greetings which will be passed on!
Sophie

Thea said...

Aww, Happy Birthday to your lovely mum! I'm the eldest of 4 too and remember wearing dresses that short too. have fun. x

Cath said...

Happy birthday to your mom. And the pics are very nice... Hope you all have a great time

Sophie Munns said...

Thea...you're up really late too!
So lovely of you...shall pass on the message. Yeah....the eldest...you know the turf... and those dresses...gawky...funny legs...must have been getting close to high school... kids now are so cool by comparison with how many of us were - country kids!!
thanks,
S xx

Sophie Munns said...

Cath,
lovely to visit your blog again the other day!
Thanks for the lovely message and thinksit will be a special time...years since we did anything like this!
Sophie

Thea said...

Yep, I'm up this late every night after my sofa nap. It gives me a 2nd shift to keep working. Still can't catch up though! Take care.

Sophie Munns said...

Thats pretty impressive Thea! I have often loved the late hours for the quiet and non-interuptions!
I know it can feel like there's never enough time..and you are working on a lot of levels and tasks with what you do... so I guess having different times for different tasks can really help too!
ciao bella!
Sophie

dosfishes said...

Marvelous for your Mum, enjoy. Love the snaps from the 30' and 40's. Tugs at your heartstrings for a simpler time.

Sophie Munns said...

Dosfishes...Know what you mean... a simpler time... makes you think twice - thats for sure!
Lovely to receive your warm message ...thank you!
Sophie

Altoon Sultan said...

Wishing a wonderful birthday to your mom. I enjoyed seeing the old photos, especially the amazing wisteria vine.

Nicola Moss said...

Hi Sophie,

Have a wonderful dinner with your mum, family and friends. It will be very special and a time I'm sure she will cherish. Old photos are great to look at, too easy to forget our parents were young too.
thanks.

Sophie Munns said...

Thanks for your good wishes Altoon,
I think it will be a unique moment - memories, photos, stories and good food and company!



All the photos unleash the stories dont they Nicola? Thanks for your really warm comments and no doubt I will be able to get a few snaps to make more memories!

Mlle Paradis said...

48 people! Have a great time hope especially your Mum does too. Must do these things - it all sounds insanely delicious too S.!

xoxo

Janis said...

Happy Birthday dear Mum! Sophie - your mother sounds like a woman to be admired. An active mind and body at any age is so important. You are a lucky daughter...what a gift to have a mum like that (and a daughter like YOU too:^)

Good luck with the dinner of 48 dear Sophie - Happy happy celebration of life! xoxo, j.

Nevin said...

What fabulous life! Happy birthday to your mother! XX

nathalie et cetera said...

this is fantastic! happy birthday to your mom!

grrl + dog said...

those photos..

they could have been of my family - the wedding one - so similar to my mum in 1959.

Sophie Munns said...

MP... were all very tired today but can report is was an exceptionally happy occasion....birthday girl VERY, very happy ....photos soon!
see you!
S x


Janis,
thank you for the warm wishes and sweet thoughts!
And it was such a celebration of life! Joyful evening!Lovely to hear from you!
Sxo


Nevin,
So sweet of you to lave this message...will be passing on the greetings to Olivia!
S x

Hello grrl + dog,
ah yes...those photos so tell of a time.. thanks for the message!
Sophie

Gloria Freshley said...

Hi Sophie,

Sending folks your way again...with a Versatile Blogger Award "reprise!" Cheers!... Gloria

Sophie Munns said...

That is so sweet of you Gloria....warmest thnks for thinking of me!
Sophia x

Leanne said...

Happy belated 80 years to your Mum Sophie...sounds like some great celebrating was in order...hope all went well!
Love the photo's...not unlike some of the many in our family files too!

Sophie Munns said...

Thank you for your sweet message Leanne... The funny thing is I had not seen some of the photos... interesting how they capture and era so well and you recognise similar images...
really a great celebration for my mother... so completely well timed....and the this is your life was fun!
see you,
Sophie