Thursday, August 16

Happy Birthday, GOM!

Look at this dear happy little face. He turned 71 today!

And here he was a young man. Teenaged & keen on sport.

And here, he was married himself, but this was taken at his younger sister's wedding. They are no longer friends, but he was a good brother. These days were all BM- before Meggie.



And here he is, a young Dad with his eldest daughter. She died when she was 16 as a result of an accident. Our first child was just beginning when this was taken.

And here he is 'stepping out' with Meggie. He was Highly Unsuitable Suitor.


And here we were at Xmas of 1988. We were both so happy, because our 'baby'

had just returned from New Zealand.

It is hard to realise this was taken almost 20 years ago!

And here he is with the 'baby'. Happy Dad!
It is hard to find photos of him with the kids together, or all of us in a group. You have seen our wedding photo, & various pics of him with our dogs.


I wish digital cameras had been invented when we were young. They make photography so much easier.


We have had a nice day. We went out for lunch, & we had SG for company. He was a very good boy, & was so happy to have some icecream & jelly for desert at lunch! And he gave his grandfather a fancy biscuit for his present. He had chosen it himself, so they shared it later, for afternoon tea.
We are having family & some friends over on Saturday. Our Granddaughter had to work today, or we would have taken her out for lunch with us. Daughter working, & SIL in bed after night shift.
For GOM, Dusty Springfield, Wishing & Hoping.





32 comments:

Fairlie said...

Happy birthday, GOM!

Lovely photos.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

You guys are an inspiration for young married couples to follow. Happy Birthday GOM!

Anne Ida said...

A very happy birthday to GOM!!! Hugs...

Leigh said...

Many happy returns to GOM. Glad you enjoyed your day together.

bluemountainsmary said...

HAppy Birthday GOM and another happy family day on Saturday

Lee said...

Yes, happy birthday. Lovely to see the photo-procession/progression.

Alice said...

Happy Birthday indeed to the GOM (Grinning Old Man), especially today. He can be Grumpy on other days.

Lovely to see those photos through the years. I don't think I've seen a photo of you before, Meggie.

tracey petersen said...

Happy Birthday indeed!

joyce said...

Happy Birthday and many more to come!

fifi said...

BLESS his little bloomers!


Meggie.
You are one gorgeous gal. What a stunner!!

Can't tell the difference between the daughter and her mama!

Happy Birthday GOM, you lucky boy!

ancient one said...

Happy Birthday GOM. Glad your birthday was good!!

Loved all the pictures, Meggie.

Exuberant Color said...

Happy Birthday GOM. What a cute baby picture.
Wanda

Bren said...

Happy Birthday GOM!! Beautiful photos. You are a beauty queen Meggie!!!

daysgoby said...

See, I always thought GOM stood for Grand Old Man, and now that we've seen all these pictures, I know I was right!

Happy Birthday, GOM! What a nice face you have!

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday to you, GOM! What a beautiful smile!

sheoflittlebrain said...

Echoing all the Happy Birthdays..
Congratulations GOM!
Love the pix...

Tanya Brown said...

Happy birthday, GOM!

Meggie, I think your daughter favors you, although I'm having trouble figuring out how. Is it her eyes and eyebrows? You're both very pretty!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Happy Birthday GOM, here's to good health, wealth and happyness.

Katie said...

He is obviously "unsuitably" wonderful. Congratulations to you both. Happy Day!

Connie W said...

Well Happy Birthday wishes are sent from Indiana, USA, to the GOM! Many more happy ones to come as well.

Ragged Roses said...

Happy Birthday GOM - hope you enjoy the celebrations!
Kim x

velcro said...

Happy Birthday GOM, I hope you have a lovely day

Joke said...

Happy Birthday, GOM!

-J.

P.S. Was he a GYM?

Isabelle said...

Happy birthday indeed, GOM, though he doesn't look at all G to me!

Thanks for the award. I don't know how to make it appear, though!

meggie said...

Hi All, I have conveyed the greetings to GOM & he smiled very broadly.
Fifi, I always look at those little pants, & the buttons, & think of early Mickey Mouse!
Joke, No actually he was a bit of a clown! Always full of mischief & laughs. Probably what attracted me.
Isabelle, I was told to right click on the logo, then when the drop down menu comes up, save it as a JPG into your pictures, then you can left click on it & drag it onto the blog, from where you saved it. Does that make sense? Worked for me!

Aunty Evil said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAY MR G O M
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU

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Angie said...

Happy Birthday, GOM!!! :> You truly are such a handsome couple, Meggie, and that 'baby' of yours' is beautiful!!! :D

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Happy Birthday!

Stomper Girl said...

Happy birthday to your GOM. Meggie, you looked SO gorgeous in the Courting photo.

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday. :) Hope it was a good one.

caramaena said...

Happy belated birthday GOM!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Late Birthday GOM! Aren't you two cuties!