27 June 2009

Special Birthdays and Shopping Trips...

Back in 1859 a school teacher from Louisville, Ky, Mildred Hill, wrote a song for her students that she called "Good morning to you." Later, her sister Patty, wrote in the words, "Happy Birthday to you."
I have to include a special birthday today; my very own sissy is celebrating her 21st birthday. She would not be impressed if she knew that I chose this picture, but I like it. I was taken on the way home from a trip to Atlanta, Georgia.



The blind and deaf heroin Helen Keller was born today(1880). She was born in the same state that I now live in--Alabama. I've always been quite fascinated with her because of all that she has gone through. I can't even imagine what it must be like to be blind or deaf, let alone both.







I went to Wal Mart last night to buy a desk lamp yesterday. I'm leaving for college in less than 2 months and I practically have all of the essentials that I need (i.e. luggage, bedding, towels, bath stuff). I bought magazine holders at a thrift store, but they were this ugly gray color, so I've been customizing them and I will show pictures once they're done.

11 comments:

yumiko said...

helen keller, and shes so pretty.. i did a project on her in grade 5 :,)

Couture Carrie said...

Happy bday to your sis!
Love the song history and pics!

xoxox,
CC

Sher said...

I really like your dress! The cut is very flattering :)

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm thrilled you did. I love yours. Happy Birthday to your sister! I don't have time to read your blogs, but I'll be back later to check them out.

have a lovely day!

xoxo

Damsels said...

happy birthday to your sister

Winnie said...

Oh you two are so cute. I love the last photo. The contrast of the purple of your dress and the green grass is lovely!

photojoy said...

Thank you for stopping by. So you're ready for a college life! Good luck! Glad to find the story on Helen Keller. She's so well-known in Japan too.

drollgirl said...

love these pictures!

and you must be excited about college. fun times are ahead for you!

Hey Harriet said...

A very happy 21st birthday to your sister! :)

dapper kid said...

Happy birthday to your sister, and I love that stripey dress :)

Anika said...

Happy Birthday to your sister.
I really liked this post too....Helen Keller...awesome.

Thanks for your comment, hope Pride and Prejudice is going well :)

Have a good week