Wednesday, June 16, 2010

B'Gosh And B'Gorrah! The Pixie's Turned Sixty!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARYBETH!


I was trying to think of words that rhyme with 'sixty' so I could do a little poem for you, but other than what I already wrote on your cake ('nifty at sixty', which by the way, my girls did not like, they said 'nifty' was for 'fifty'), anyway, I drew a complete blank except for 'pixie' and I thought, well, she's Irish.

Then Katie came up with something for me to write (sorry but I have now forgotten exactly what she said), but it went something like this:

Marybeth, today you have turned sixty
I am Alice and you are Trixie
I don't want to leave Diane distraught-en
So she will have to be Ed Norton!

Marybeth, I wish you were here when Katie was trying to think of words that rhyme with sixty because you would have been rolling on the floor laughing right along with me!

My poem actually would have gone more along the lines of:

If you girls will not get the sister tattoo
I guess I'll have to cry ~ 'boo-hoo'!
And if you feel you need more time to think
Maybe instead we could use henna ink!


Or maybe I would have stolen an idea from Diane:

"And the cheese stands alone..."

Don't think because you've turned sixty that you are an old Crone
Even though your bones ache, and you sigh, and you moan, and you groan
It's actually kind of nice to reach this age of our 'Twilight' zone
As long as you are not the cheese that stands alone

(I seriously think I am Dr. Seuss!)

You know that you will never be alone
Never be left to roam this world on your own
For in your heart you'll see what you have always known
Diane and Eileen will guide your way home



Well, I guess all the poems are pretty lame, but in my defense I'm not feeling very well today. So forgive me, and just know how much I love you, and that I treasure both you and Diane. You are both woven into the fabric of my life, for sure!
And let's not wait a whole year for another family picnic!

Enjoy your special day!
I love you!

17 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARYBETH!!!

    Love, Diane
    P.S. - I would rather be Ed Norton than Alice or Trixie.

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  2. *~HAPPY~*~BIRTHDAY~*~MARYBETH~*

    Sweet and funny poems, Eileen!

    ♥...Wanda

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  3. Happy Birthday Marybeth! You are lucky to have a lovely yet nutty sister!
    Love Di ♥

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  4. HI EILEEN-

    Great poem and tribute and celebration of 'Marybeth' :-)

    Love you
    Gail
    peace and hope.....

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  5. MaryBeth's Favorite NieceJune 16, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    Aunt Marybeth has turned Sixty
    I hope she won't get all Crucifix-ty
    And try to spin & Mix me
    Just because I called her Trixie!

    Okay, so maybe it doesn't make any sense, but I didn't have much to work with! I love you, Aunt Marybeth!!! Happy 60th Birthday!!

    Love,
    ~Katie

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  6. That was beautiful!!...The end brought me to tears....and I know it will bring my Ma Ma's eyes to tears too!!...Thank You Sooo Much for making her day Soo Special!! at the family picnic....She was Soo Happy!!...and I Love to see her that way!!
    I LOVE YOU SOOO VERY MUCH...MY MA MA!!!!
    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    <3 <3 <3

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  7. Happy birthday, Marybeth!
    Love and smiles from Jackie

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  8. Very obvious you really love your sisters. What a gift we were given by our parents huh? Friends for life, and beyond.

    Love your music! I can always count on feeling a mood of refection coming to your blog.

    I hope you feel better soon. :((

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  9. Eileen,

    I'm moved to tears and at a loss for words. I thank God for sisters like you and Diane so The Cheese really doesn't have to stand alone. I don't know about Diane, but I'm up for the sister tattoo. And actually Katie, I'm feeling more like Ralph right now. Talk to you all soon. I love you all.
    MB

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  10. Happy Birthday wishes to MaryBeth.

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  11. Happy Birthday, MaryBeth! Hope your birthday is wonderful and that your year is equally blessed...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  12. Thank you all so much for the Birthday wishes.
    MB

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  13. Happy Birthday MaryBeth.....60 is great! Aren't sisters wonderful, I can't imagine living in a world without my 2 sisters and I know Eileen feels the same way about hers.
    Hope you are having a wonderful day.
    Sending big hugs from Canada......:-)

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  14. What a sweet post! Happy birthday Marybeth ♥

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  15. You are such a nut! So glad she has you to make her birthday special!! Hope it was wonderful, and that all is going well with you, Smiley!!

    Have a joyful weekend!! Lots of love,
    Becky

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  16. Happy Birthday, Marybeth!! And I think that you have written a delightful Birthday post for her, Eileen! You are so much fun!!! Hope you have a weekend filled with as much happiness as you bestow on others! You're a treasure!! Love you, Janine XO

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  17. Better be careful, Eileen! Your "DAY" is coming!

    Hope you're feeling better (though I seriously doubt that was the reason you were having so much trouble coming up with rhymes....LOL).

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