Jan 23, 2008


Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. —Larry Lorenzoni

Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician. —Author Unknown

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. —Jennifer Yane

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. —Tom Wilson

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. —Charles Schulz

Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once. —Dave Barry, "Your Disintegrating Body," Dave Barry Turns 40, 1990


  1. Ha, ha! Yes, I often wonder, "What Happened?" Actually, I was still quite good at 50, but at 58???? I'm falling apart!


  2. Thank you, thank you! For your prayers and comment yesterday. That was an AMAZING thing with the computer and such wasn't it? I am claiming all those things you spoke for my OWN body as well.
    Thanks so much for all you do!
    Joyce M.

  3. Oh my 50! As the first grandchild/niece, you have the pleasure of being the first of the "13" to cross over that 50 line. The rest are not far behind. What does that say about those of us who are the vanguard?
    To think that it has been 50 years since I first held that beautiful baby who like to stick her tongue out. Love you, Shirleymarm

  4. You seem to have a good attitude about aging. I'm almost 40 and I don't have a very good attitude about it. I'll have to start looking at it in a better way.

  5. Hello Aunt Shirley!

    When I first started reading your post, I'm thinking...this name looks familiar and how did she know I am the oldest grandchild/niece since I had never mentioned that here on the blog... I started to cry!!! I am so blessed that you stopped by and left a comment! And, I still stick my tongue out! I LOVE YOU!


  6. Karen: To celebrate your half century birthday, I have decided to send you some words of wisdom from others that will be useful during the second half century of your life.

    The bad news is, time flies. The good news is, you`re the pilot.
-- Michael Altshuler, salesman, author, speake

    Life is like walking through snow. Every step shows. 
-- Jess Lair, psychologist, author

    We are where we are, as we are, because of what we are.
-- Earle J. Glade

    Your life is your ship. You’re the captain. Don’t let anyone else take the wheel.
-- Michael Josephson

    List all the assets of your life. Would you sell them all for the money you lost or think you need? If you wouldn’t, you really should be thankful.
-- Michael Josephson

    People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
-- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Swiss psychiatrist, author (1926-2004)

    There is such radiant light coming from deep inside you, that your sparkle and shine can light an entire room. Never let that light wane and ensure that your true beauty always exposes, highlights and compliments the beauty of others.
    Kathy Matheny, Loving and Proud Mom 

  7. I can't believe our sweet Karen is certainly make 50 look young and healthy! You've grown from a little girl with sparkling green eyes and a sweet little chirping voice to a talented, lovely wife and mother who exudes peace, joy and love. Our very warmest wishes and love to you, Aunt Tad and family

  8. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a splendiferous day. You look fabulous and it is great to see Brock. Personally I'm not getting any older, just celebrating life longer. I can see you are doing the same. cousin kim


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♫ Karen