February 1, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me

I'm 49 today, YIPPEE! Age is a matter of the mind; if you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Each year, I feel just a little bit wiser.

Guy Welch, a cameraman and artist, was my Dad's coworker at KTVU, once an independent station on Ch. 2 in Oakland, long before it became a Fox affiliate. Sometimes on our birthdays, Dad would ask Mr. Guy (as we knew him) to draw birthday cards. Dad brought this home many years ago. Dad knew I was crocheting, and Mr. Guy's interpretation was knitting needles and a ball of yarn. Mom had sewn this beautiful orange gaucho outfit with a vest (we found a white ruffled blouse to go with it) -- when I wore it to school, my friends gushed. All the memories in this 10"x 14" card are wonderful to me. Guy Welch is gone now, but I still treasure this bit of his art.

"Birthdays come but once a year
Some in Spring and some in Fall
But of all the birthdays in the world
Your birthday is the best of all"


Ayala Levinger said...

Happy birthday, Lauren!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!