Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy 50th Dawn!

One of my best friends in the whole wide world turns 50 today!

Sometimes she reads this blog and I hope she does today so can read how much I love her!!!

This is she and I at our husbands' joint 50th birthday party a year ago:



The man in back is our friend Mike, not a guy photo-bombing us!

This is she and I at university:


and a few years after that:


Isn't she beautiful?

I met Dawn when I was 16 years old.  I had just moved to Fredericton and I was standing in the hallway and she kind of danced by.  She is always kind of dancing.

She is one of the smartest people you would ever meet and she is one of the kindest.  If I was in jail, she would be my first call, cause I'm not sure Barry would take my call.

You are lucky in life if you have a good friend.  You are luckier still if you've had that same friend for pretty much your whole life!  You would love her if you met her and if you are lucky enough to meet her someday, don't hate her because she is so beautiful and an effortless size 4.  I'm sure she has faults; I just haven't found them!

If you are lucky you have a few loves in your life  - she is one of mine (as is her husband!)

Love you Dawn!  Welcome to the Happy Decade!

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And I also understand that the glorious B Lovely over at the witty Do You Mind blog is also celebrating on this fine day!  Wish I was there to raise a glass to you Miss B!  Head right over and wish her many returns of the day!

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And oh yeah:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!



Hope your little witches and goblins have fun tonight!

Have a Happy Halloween (and Birthday!) and stay safe out there!
 

26 comments:

  1. She is BEAUTIFUL!! Sometimes the oldest friendships are the richest. Happy Halloween!! Love to see you from your university days. So fun. Happy Birthday Dawn!

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    1. My God Jennifer - I looked at those pictures (and there were lots more) and I felt like I was looking at my daughter - so young!

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  2. How amazing that you have photographs from way back then, they must be great to pour over on rainy days and must stir up some memories.
    What lovely birthday wishes for your chum to wake up to today.

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    1. Thanks Tabs- I know old photos are a really tender spot for you after that bloody break-in - you are right - they are real treasures!

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  3. You two seem not to have changed since then! It's great to have someone you don't have to explain things to and they just get.

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    1. CSW - your cheque is in the mail!

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  4. What a lovely tribute to a friend you love like a sister. I have one in my life as well and do not know what I would do without her.

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    1. You really do need your friends in life!!!!!

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  5. What a wonderful post. Happy Birthday to Dawn and B Lovely. Happy Halloween to all. You are quite the looker also. Much love.

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    1. Thanks BB! It is hard to hold a candle to her! and I will testify that B Lovely is also a looker!

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  6. HIP HIP HOORAY Three cheers for the downright wonderful Dawn and an extra shout out to B Lovely. WMM you are fortunate to have a dynamic duo like that, and thank you for sharing it with all of us! Hope you have some treat planned with your BFF - and don't eat TOO much candy ;-)

    Waiting for the Great Pumpkin...

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    1. I am also waiting for the Great Pumpkin!

      We are all going to have the official celebration with Dawn on Saturday Night, but I am going to see her this afternoon to take her my present, which I think is personally quite swell, but which I can't talk about yet because, well, that would be a spoiler!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your friend she's lovely! That picture from the 80's is pretty great. Same bday our our Berna Yay!

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    1. Dani, I think WMM should have had her birthday on 10/31. Can you imagine if she got to choose an annual birthday costume, the bonus fun we would have here.

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  8. Happy Birthday to your friend, Wendy! You are so lucky that you still live close by, I miss my school and university friends so much, they are a continent away! And Happy Birthday to Miss B. too!

    Love the old photos - you really haven't changed a bit!

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    1. Patricia - I just had a visit with her and we have agreed that you all are awfully nice for saying that we haven't aged a bit! you may need glasses, but you guys are the best!

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  9. Happy Birthday to your beautiful friend! What a lovely tribute:)

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  10. Hi WMM, Old friends are the best. Just taking a moment to check in- still reading but too swamped to comment. Love your nai lpolish and think it is wonderful that you are getting so far with your writing! I agree- you look the same as you did did in your old photos, and that is fabulous!

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    1. I miss you KNityarns, but I know you are busy, so just know I am sending all good energy your way!

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  11. Happy birthday, Dawn! And happy Halloween, Wendy!

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    1. Thanks MW - Maybe I need to bring her on a roadtrip to Beantown!

      YAY RED SOX!!! the town must have gone wild last night!

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  12. She is so beautiful! (Both of you are!) what a lovely post! And happy Halloween to you and Barry t he wonder. I bet you he doesn't need a costume since he is Mr. Perfect every day (ok, Barry, don't let it go to your head!) Friends like that are really a treasure, WMM, you are very very fortunate.

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    1. Thanks AB - you are right - we need to honour our friends for sure!!!! Barry the Wonder. Damn - he is going to love that!

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  13. Happy Birthday to the lovely Dawn! How fun to have a friend who goes way back.

    Boston did go pretty wild. I even heard Yankee fans say they were happy the Sox won this particular hard year-- very generous.

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    1. That was pretty magnanimous of the Yankees! Boston deserves a nicer cap to the year!

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