Archive for February 10th, 2007

Feelin’ The Love

Two Saturdays in a row I’ve gotten to hang out at the Mothership with some of the coolest cats around.  I’m sure lots came to experience the Wacky Women From The West, but, the timing was good and it was a nice time.   We had appearances by Ivy, Hutch, Ginger, Aunt B, The Wonder Dawg, Kathy T. and her lovely girls, Sarcastro, great to meet Badger, Scout and Finn for the first time…also got to meet the adorable Little Knuck for the first time.  #2 was doing some serious flirting with her, prompting the Knucklehead to keep a close eye out.  I hope I didn’t leave anybody out.

I got some great cards and presents even.  Hutch brought me Patty Griffin’s newest cd, a book from Kathy T., an Itunes card from the West Tn Girls, a Mothership tshirt from Dr. Funkenswine…I was pretty blown away.  Even the vacationing CLC took time out of sightseeing the Keys to “sing” to me as did the ailing Lynnster.  Great cards from the Ging, my friend Traci and my sister as well.  Alls I can say to that is wow. 

I was pretty bummed because once again, on my birthday, Mr. Smiff was out of town (he left this morning for Los Angeles and the Grammies), but, these peoples made up for it.  Thank you all. 

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Scenes From 2-10-69

junie__sandra___barbara.jpgOn the way to the hospital, Mom is the one in the Houndstooth, Gastrica is the rather puzzled looking toddler whose life was about to change drastically and My Aunt Junie is the one with the tall hair.  She’s the one who took the rest of these pictures.  I’m so glad she was there to capture the day.  She died just ten years later of breast cancer when she was 50.  She’d have been a good candidate for Project 365.

going-in-the-hospital.jpgMy mom on her way into the hospital.  This was Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, CA.  She looks awfully happy to be in labor there, doesn’t she?  She’s probably wanting a cigarrette.  Oh, that man there?  That’s the guy who delivered me…Dr. Thomas Spencer.  I’m sure this was one of his more memorable and meaningful days at the office.  He did help bring you the Sista, didn’t he?

waiting.jpgThese were the days before they let dads in the delivery room.  This is Biff waiting.  On the back of the picture, Junie wrote “At 1:30 pm Monday-just a little rest after a 4 a.m. chit chat the night before.”  Wonder what that was about?  Oh and this outfit he has on here, I was telling somebody about this last week.  Those one piece things men used to wear around the house.  I call them Pop Suits cause my grandfather wore them a lot. 

its-a-girl.jpgAbout an hour later, Biff on the phone to his parents in San Antonio…It’s A Girl.

I have to wish a Happy Birthday today to my sister in law, Robert Wagner, Roberta Flack and George Stephanopolus.