Friday, May 3, 2013

We fifty-somethings

This is a picture of my mom when she was the age I am turning today. It was taken outside the house where we lived out some of our most charmed years, at the address for which this blog is named.

My mom is usually the first person to call me on my birthday, but this year, it was my daughter who called at a little after midnight. She was up celebrating the last day of classes for freshman year. This is the first year since she was born that I have not woken up in the same house as her on my birthday. But she was still the first to wish me a happy day.

This picture of me was taken this week in my office, where I spend most of my waking hours. People tell me I look like my mother, but I see so much of my father in my face, especially the forehead and around the lips. My mom and I have the same eyebrows though.

The fact that I am wearing lipstick in this photo is a sure sign that I am feeling my age. I saw a photo of myself the other day and my lips were so pale, almost the same color as the rest of my face, and I thought, You could use a punch of color, yo. My mother, the elegant lady, would approve.




21 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful birthday Woman! Love to you on this day and all others and may it be a wonderful day and year and life to come. I celebrate you!

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  2. I love the way you look in this photo and find your face classically beautiful and oh, so warm. Happy Birthday, dear Angella. May your next fifty years be peaceful ones and as rich in love as your first.

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  4. Happy, happy birthday Angella!
    I love the photos.
    Jan

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  5. Happy Birthday! I turned 50 this past December and alternate between I'm-just-fine-with-it to terrified that I'm-running-out-of-time-'cos-I'm-just-not-done-with-life-yet. Craziness.

    And your face is beautiful. I love how both of your children's faces are reflected in yours. They seem such a nice combination of you and your husband.

    Have a grand day!

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  6. Happy happy birthday! You are gorgeous!

    I can really see your mother's face in your daughter and son.

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  7. happy birthday to you! i hope it is as glorious in the city today as it is in Maine.
    beaucoup de bisous!

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  8. I'm scrolling the page up and down, looking at your eyebrows! Happy birthday!

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  9. Your entire family is just gorgeous. You and your mama. Wow.

    Happy Birthday, Angella.

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  10. Happy Birthday Angella! I hope your celebration is just what you want. I think you and your mother share the shape of your nose too.

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  11. Happy birthday, my mama-mentor and friend. With love, Kimberly

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  12. Happy Birthday Angella!!!
    You look mahvelous dahling!
    xxoo
    yo

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  13. Beautiful pictures of both of you! :)

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  14. Happy birthday Angella! I agree with many of the comments above, especially Elizabeth's. You have a warm, classic beauty about you. And your whole family is gorgeous as well. I hope all your wishes come true. Sweet Jo

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  15. Happy birthday my sweet and beautiful friend! Love the lipstick :)

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  16. Happy Birthday. Welcome to the club!

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  17. Happy Birthday! You are gorgeous, really. I am delurking once again to say that I miss writing and sharing but I hope you are having the best birthday ever! We'll catch up soon!

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  18. Happy Birthday big Sis!
    I'm sorry that I missed the actual day and worst yet, I'm in no "sober" condition to wish you a proper birthday at all.
    But I do want you to know that, even though we've never met, I love you very much and I hope that you had the best birthday ever.
    Your little bro, m.

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  19. Happy Birthday, Angella! You look beautiful! xoxo

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