Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Birthday To Our Son




Pretty yellow tree on right, that is where we are going!


Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving to our son, Christopher! (Same day this year!)
It was raining the day that we visited C. at his home which is on the OTHER side of Atlanta (which means we have to go through Atlanta traffic to get to him!).  There are so many trees in his neighborhood and even on a foggy day like this one, you could still see the color!
 

See Richard talking with C. and with his friend Jim? I am taking this photo in the rain!
 

 
 MUSIC!  It is so important to our son.  He has written music all through his teen-age years and is a very talented young man.  I only wish that he had more time for it.  The world is in great need of melody just now!  I thank all of you who left encouraging comments on the posts where I have mentioned his band!

Listen to the lyrics of "Simple Man" from Lynyrd Skynyrd and think of me singing this to Christopher!
 
Of course, I have to have a song from England on here for Christopher! He always loved this song by The Hollies as a little boy and you can tell what good taste he has always had in music! (And I always thought that "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress" sounded like it was from a Southern band anyway!)
 
  Please note that all of these photos were taken by me! You can always tell my photos, mine are always a bit crooked, or else  I manage to get in a lot of pavement.  I think I must be lower to the ground than Richard!  HA!
 (Oh, just one by Richard...the one of C. on top of Arabia Mountain, touching the tree...I love that one!)




                                                  Happy Birthday, Christopher!  LOVE YOU!  xx



36 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Christopher.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Have a great one.
    sandie

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  2. Happy Birthday, dear Christopher, and Happy Thanksgiving to all the family and your friends!
    That's a beautiful neighbourhood with so many trees, and the house looks so neat and tidy and homely.
    When it is my sister's or my birthday, our Dad always gives our Mum a bunch of roses, because she gave him us. I always think that is such a loving gesture from my Dad. Richard and you certainly both deserve a big bunch of roses for having made such a wonderful son who has become such a talented young man!

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    1. Thank you, Meike! We loved C's neighborhood too with all those trees and his house is nice and roomy, great place to practice his music!
      I love the idea of the roses, that is such a sweet thing to do! And I am thankful that our son is very much like Richard, talented in so many ways! ;-)

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  3. Happy Birthday to your son. What a wonderful SMILE he has! And Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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    1. Thank you very much! And you are so right, he has always had that wonderful smile! xx
      Hope you will have a great weekend!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving, and many happy returns of the day to your son!

    (In our house, when my brother's birthday falls on Thanksgiving, we give him a big cookie cake with a turkey decoration and tell him it's a turkey for our turkey born on Turkey Day!)

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    1. Thanks!
      I did the same thing for C. when it fell on his birthday before, when he was little!

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  5. Happy birthday to your talented son, and Thanksgiving blessings to you all!

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    1. Thank you very much, Debra! I know you will be one of his Canadian fans when he hits it big!!

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  6. A Happy Birthday wish to your son Christopher, Kay G. I see and hear he was brought up on great music! Love this Hollies piece and you are right, it does sound like something from the deep south, eh?
    I Liked those trees at your son's home....huge!
    Now watch out for those 'things jutting out' everywhere!! lol

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    1. Thank you, Jim! Glad you liked this music too, that Hollies song is one that we heard a lot at the skating rink in the 70's, it has such a great beat!
      Those trees! You are so right, they ARE huge and quite beautiful although it gives me a bit of a worry to think of them so close to his house!
      Oh yes...laughing a bit here... you might think it odd that I would think of that, but it truly is something that I do sometimes, I will be looking at the sky or up at a tree and walk right into something! :-)

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  7. I hope he is having a very HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mine missed Thanksgiving by four days this year.

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    1. Hey Jerry!
      And I hope you had a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY one too!!
      You know I have always liked you, but now I know you are a November baby too, you are EXTRA SPECIAL! ;-)

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  8. Happy birthday to Christopher...I have a November born son too and have celebrated a few combo turkey day and birthday parties! Your area of Atlanta is beautiful. We have no color left anymore...and we have snow! Hope your day today was wonderful!

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    1. It was a bit tough to have birthday parties when he was a kid!!
      Our autumn was gorgeous, every year it always amazes me!
      Loved your snow photos though, we don't get that very often here.
      xx

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  9. Never enough good music in the world. Always liked Skynyrd and learned all the words to Sweet Home Alabama years ago. Never heard that Hollies song. Enjoyed it.
    Hope it was a nice Birthday with no stray zombies wandering off set in Atlanta :)

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    1. Sweet Home Alabama! "Turn it up"!
      You didn't know the Hollies song? Good, I am glad I had it on here then!
      The Walking Dead is filmed in Georgia ...but it is the Vampires I have to watch out for. The Vampire Diaries are filmed right here in Conyers and sometimes, they shut the small streets down in downtown Conyers to film!

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  10. Ooh, Happy, Happy Birthday to Christopher!!! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and Richard, Kay! Hope you've all had a lovely day. XOXO

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    1. Thanks very much, Audrey. I hope you are having a great time with your family and having some creative fun with your girls! And I am happy to know that turkeys are safe around you! xx

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  11. Happy birthday to your handsome son, and a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! And I think your photos are great, Kay!

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    1. Thank you so much!
      And you are a such a wonderful photographer yourself!! So, if you like my photos, that means a lot to me!!
      P.S. I have tried to comment on your posts recently, but my computer is old and will go down before I can do so....I wanted to tell you just yesterday how hard that cat video made me laugh, honestly, a really good belly laugh...it would only be funny to cat owners!!

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  12. Happy birthday to your talented son!

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    1. Thank you very much! Watch out for him! You will say you knew him when!!!

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  13. Happy Birthday to Christopher and may the song in his heart play on forever!

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    1. Thank you! And music has always been such a big part of his life. I sang a song to him right after they placed him in my arms after he was born!

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  14. Happy Birthday to your son and hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving. Your home is so lovely nestled among all those beautiful trees. Music does make a difference in life.

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    1. That is our son's home in amongst all those trees, we were pleased to see how lovely it was too!
      Thank you very much for your well wishes. And all the best to you too! Take care.

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  15. Happy birthday Christopher, many happy returns!! I've heard Mommy sing Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress :D

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! You Mom has such good taste, which I am sure you have inherited! xx

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  16. Happy birthday to Christopher! I think one of the reasons he is such a great son is that he had an awesome mom!

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    1. Thank you, Louise! You are a doll! :-)

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  17. Happy Birthday, handsome Christopher. That silhouette shot of Christopher is one of my favorites too. I also love your gorgeous fall header!

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    1. Thanks, Kay! I know I have used that silhouette before, but like you, I really do like it!!
      And you know, Richard and I just saw some shadowy figures in amongst the colorful leaves...he sees a man as if he is sitting on a bench near the fence and I see the outline of a man standing. Funny how our eyes pick things out, isn't it?

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  18. Hi Christopher and apologies for the birthday wishes being belated. Keep on rockin'

    Henry

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    1. Thank you very much, Henry! You know that C. has great respect for your great musical knowledge! xx

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