Thursday, June 26, 2014

Five Year Birthday ~ Remember When

I must confess, except for one, I simply don't remember my birthday parties from when I was a kid. Oh, I'm sure I had them, especially while in elementary school, but nope, don't remember them! Not too sure about Jr. High and High School either -- perhaps nobody really had birthday parties, just hung out and went somewhere. Who knows!

Anyway, the June challenge for the Blogging Business Artisans team on Etsy is about birthdays and is being brought to us by Ayla of Eyelah. Since my fifth birthday party is the only one I remember, that's the one I'm writing about!

And, since "Fifth" just happens to start with the letter F, I am handily linking to AlphabeThursday where we are studying the letter..... you got it!..... F!!!!

In my mind's eye, I can clearly see several pictures from that fifth birthday celebration -- unfortunately, I don't have the actual photos so I can't show you.... boo  :-(

Here's what I looked like at age five....

I look like I have a little round hat on my head, but that's really the severe part -- maybe there's a little ponytail hanging down! and check out the bangs.... what were they thinking?!!

Anyway, now think of that little girl with her cheeks all puffed out and one eyebrow raised. (My "I am so mad" look) 

And why am I so mad at my birthday party, you ask....

Because Johnny (who was supposed to be my boyfriend) BLEW OUT THE CANDLES ON MY CAKE! 

I can also clearly see the picture of Elaine -- my older next-door neighbor and paper doll nemesis (she insisted on cutting them out because she said I was too little and wouldn't do a good job... HA to her!). Elaine was leaning against my swing set, wearing a dress with lots of petticoats, and looking very bored. She was, after all, much older.... by a couple of years LOL!... and certainly couldn't be seen playing little kid games.

But I bet she ate the cake with the blown-out-not-by-me candles. Harrumph.

And then there was the picture of all the prettily wrapped birthday presents and one of me with a blindfold around my head playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Bet Elaine wished she had played that rousing game!! I wonder if I might have *accidentally* pinned the tail on Johnny. Heh heh.

~ linking my fifth birthday memories on AlphabeThursday where we are studying the letter F



carol l mckenna said...

Cute photo of you for F ~ thanks, Happy Weekend to you ~ great post too ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Pam Beers. said...

Love the photo by Olan Mills. Now there's a blast from the past.

Your bangs are in style when you were five. My how times change.

Cute post for letter "F".

Kc W said...

I love this story and everything about it! I have old photos from Olan Mills, don't we all? And I have lots of pictures sporting cute bangs just like you. Maybe that is why I have always worn my banks long -- I was scarred!

fredamans said...

You were an adorable kid!


Great blog! Found you on the Etsy blog team! Excited to be your newest follower :)


Abby / Linda said...

You are brave! I don't know if I would want to show my 5th birthday picture!?? Great story about your party! Hope all your future parties are much better!!!

Sue said...

Such fun memories...and at least you were able to come up with one birthday!

Love the pic.


BeadedTail said...

That mean Johnny! :) Fun F post though!

Memories for Life said...

What a fun post! And fun to see the 5 year old version of you Sarah :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Cute photo of you!

I wonder where Johnny is NOW! :)

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

WELL. He wasn't being a very good boyfriend, was he? His loss. Hahaha.

Now that I'm thinking about it, I don't have a ton of specific memories from my childhood birthday parties, either. They usually ended up being sleepovers at our house, but I keep getting them confused with regular sleepovers. Whoops!

Lmkazmierczak said...

I have a couple f black and whites from my 6th, but I sure don't remember much about it! Great post♪

Grantham Lynn said...

I hadn't gotten to all the Letter F. posts yet. I love it. What a fun post. I envy you. I always wanted bangs. LOL. We all want what the others had. I am like you ceptin' I know I only had 1 party in elementary! I wanted Barbie I got Santa Claus. I don't think anyone blew out the candles though! Thanks for comin' by and seein' my fences. I love the doggie peep hole too.
Have a great weekend.

Sarah Leonard said...

I don't remember my childhood birthday parties either - although there is lots of photographic evidence available (worse luck)!

Wandering Wren said...

F is for Fifth birthday that is fabulous, I could have done much larger birthdays being with F! Loved your photo!
Wren x

Jenny said...

Awww. I loved this photo.

And I'm annoyed at Johny, too. Blowing out his girls candles! Outrageous!

Thanks for a fun link for the letter F.

And thank you for the smile!


storybeader said...

that's a good memory! I think in junior high we had boy-girl parties... They started in 6th grade actually. I remember my first one - was kissed, but I forget the guy's name... {:-D

Splendid Little Stars said...

How dare he blow out YOUR Candles?! (I wonder if that ended your love for him...)
and Little Missy in all her pretty poufy petticoats with her paperdoll-cutting ways!
I think I had 2 birthday parties as a child. I remember crayoning the flowers for my "pink and green" birthday party.

Dawn said...

Those are some fancy bangs! :) Wow. I remember being with my dad once and going to get my hair cut. It was not a pleasant experience. I was seven at the time, I think. My hair, then, was just below my shoulders, and very curly. For whatever reason, the woman who cut my hair gave me a bowl cut. I looked like a boy, and I sobbed once I saw my second grade photos, haha. Anyway, thank you for sharing your memories about your fifth birthday party! I remember mine, too, but that might be just because I'm remembering the pictures. I think we played pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, too. I hope you never had anyone else blow out your birthday candles!


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