Thursday, January 10, 2013

My Birthday 1-13-13

Hello to all my dear friends here in blogland. Yes, my birthday is coming up and I am so excited because of the numbers. My lucky number has always been 13 and this year I get a double whammy. Ok, met my dear hubby Rick on the 13 and we took out our marriage license also on a 13 but not only that, both were on a Friday the 13th. Don't know if you saw Sheri's portrait on her blog Red Rose Alley (don't know how to make a link) well it's just so beautiful and so it reminded me that when Rick was in the service in Japan, of course he was my boyfriend then, I had send him a small photo of myself and he had it hand painted on silk. Yes saved it all these years and the colors have not changed, told Sheri that I would make a post with it, so here it is. First is the painting on silk then the photo of myself that they took it from. I was all of 16 years old. I think they did an amazing job, just a tad difference but all in all it's good. So since it's my birthday thought would share this with all of you. Thank you everyone for being such great friends to me, Kerri, Celestina, Sheri, Sandy, Dolores, Shirley, Marylou and so many others here in the states and all my friends in Greece, Italy, Brazil and more. Love all of you.


  1. My dear Lu,
    The portrait is just beautiful. I love your dark eye brows and eyes. I'm so glad you decided to post this, as this is will always be a treasured print for you. How special of your husband to have it hand painted on silk. Thank you for mentioning my name on your sweet post today, and guess what? Me and my husband's first date was Friday the 13th. Are we kindred spirits or what? Your painting was just wonderful, Lu, and Happy Birthday to my very special friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  2. Il tuo numero รจ il 13!Sei bellissima!Che bel ritratto!Auguri per il tuo prossimo compleanno!Baci,Rosetta

  3. Lu What a lovely and treasured print on silk you have and so unusual, you were truly lovely and still are! I'm blessed to have you as a friend, Happy Early Birthday!
    Hugs Marilou

  4. Happy birthday to my dear sweet friend!!! The 13th is your lucky number, that's for sure.
    Wow, You're beautiful! The picture and painting are amazing how much they look alike.. Thanks for sharing these treasures.

  5. ♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫

    You are "bee-u-tee-ful". I have dark brown eyes too (mohair to match them, giggle).

    Prudence ♥

  6. Dear Lu,
    Happy Birth day to you on 13th,me too my birthday in January. May be you could join my give away at this moment,by guessing my b'day.
    you may enter with many comments as you like with the exact date.
    by the way.. your painted portrait so beautiful indeed you are beautiful. I love classic face character.
    Happy B'day again and best wishes for you
    and thanks to you for the your friendship
    love from Rome

  7. Dearest Lu,
    First, Happy Birthday coming soon!! What a gorgeous pic of you at 16. You are a true beauty and what an amazingly perfect painting on silk. What a treasure from your dear Rick.
    I am so blessed by your friendship and how sweet of you to mention me among the other dear blogger friends in your post.

    Thank you for sharing this one of a kind gorgeous treasure with us as you reflect on such wonderful memories for your special day.

    Best wishes on the 13th for the perfect day celebrating your birthday.
    Love to youm Celestina Marie

  8. Hi,
    Coming over from Red Rose Alley.
    Your portrait is amazing, but I must say, you are a tad prettier than they portrayed you.
    What a great gift he gave you.

  9. Hello dear Lu,
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Wishing you a wonderful day...
    I love the silk painting just wonderful they did indeed a great job.
    And since we have met several times now I dare say I still see you in it even though this photo is from some time back when you were 16! Golly!you still have that gorgeous sparkle in your eyes.

  10. Hi Lu,
    Back again!
    Both my older girls said WOW! to the photo's that's it nothing more nothing less...
    One word... Wow
    Can you believe those teens nowadays!
    Wow is good right?



  11. Hi Lu, I thought I would come to visit you before I call it a day. We were down to the doctor today with hubby. He has ordered a special shoe with 1 1/2 in build-up that will make both legs the same lengths. He always gave him a shot in the knee of the leg we are having so much trouble with. Happy Happy Birthday and I love your picture. Whoever painted your picture did a wonderful job. Hubby loves you to pieces and you can tell it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I need to head to bed. Hugs and Prayers Your Missouri Friend.

  12. WOW you are a true BEAUTY!!! You have very pretty eyes! The painting is amazing and all the way from Japan. A treasure you have kept all this time. That's awesome!

    Hope you have a splendid birthday my friend!


  13. Happy Birthday ! I hope that all your wishes come true !

  14. Happy birthday, dear Lu!! 13 is my lucky number too!!! What a lovely portrait they did from your photo but you are prettier on the photo!!! I wish you all the best !!!!

  15. Well, a very happy birthday to you! Hope your day is filled to overflowing with love and joy and that it marks the beginning of a wonderful new year of life.

    The original photo and the painting are beautiful. The artist did a fantastic job!!


  16. Happy Happy Birthday dear Lu, we love you! Have a wonderful day no matter what you do and may it be filled with many blessings!

    Hugs and love, Marilou xoxo

  17. Happy Birthday, Lu! I hope you had a lovely day!
    What a sweet post. 13 was my lucky number, too, for a number of reasons! My reasons are as romantic as yours, though!

    Your portrait is beautiful, but I just have to agree with Marie-Anne, you are much prettier in your photograph!
    So nice to have met you!!
    ♥ Jil

  18. They did a amazing job.Happy Birthday!

  19. Gorgeous, Lu! What a nice treasure. But they did not capture the twinkle in your eyes and that shy sweet smile. Happiest of birthdays to you!

  20. What a beautiful portrait!!
    Happy Birthday!!
    Reverse the numbers, 31 and that is my Birthday.... Jan. 31!!


  21. Hi Lu! Happy Birthday! Oh, the silk painting of you is so pretty! You were just adorable and I'm sure you still are. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  22. OMG! dearest Lu,
    Belated lated Happy birthday to you♡♡♡ And what a GORGEOUS portrait of you and have such a precious meaning in it♬♬♬ I can guess it must be a treasure for you. You were beautiful yung lady.
    Thank SO much for stopping by, it meant a lot for me.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  23. I am so behind dear Lu so belated birthday greetings from me to you. I just love the picture on silk! What a gorgoeous keepsake and you are so pretty! Hugs xx

  24. Dearest Lu,
    This is an incredible job done; painted on silk and so perfect! You better treasure that as it will become a family heirloom.
    Happy belated birthday to you. Found you at Ayu's blog...
    Hugs to you,


Thank you so much for stopping by. I read and love all the comments. Blessings to each and every one of you.
Hugs and smiles...Lu

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