Sunday, May 6, 2012

FYI...  just to let you know Blondie's 90th birthday is coming up.  She always celebrated May 14th as her birthday, but after finding her birth certificate we see that it was really the 13th of May, 1922. She was born at 2:45 am in Livingston, Montana and was delivered by a physician by the name P.L. Sreene.  (or maybe Greene-can't tell from the document.) The birth was registered at the Park County Department of Public Health Vital Statistics on May 19, 1922.  We all wonder why the difference in the date, and since Grandma Eva is not here to ask her we can only speculate.  Was Grandma Eva superstitious and probably didn't want Friday the 13th as a birthday for her new baby? Did the doctor  or the recorder make a mistake on the date, since it was 6 days before it was recorded and her name was spelled wrong: Alvira, instead of Elvira. Blondie was always told she was born at home with a midwife, but the certificate clearly gives an address::  613 E. Lewis Street in  Livingston.  So was grandma Eva staying with her mom, Rosa, at the time of the birth, so Rosa's address was used?  All very interesting tidbits...but the fact that this year is her 90th birthday is the most amazing part of  her life.  She is in fairly good health, although losing some of her eye sight, she still maintains her own home and is happy and content.  

Anyone wishing to help us celebrate her birthday, plan to come to the family reunion on, Saturday July 7th 2012 at Goldie's place from 2:00pm to 10:00 pm.  Or you might want to send her a card at her address Bea Rasmussen  2605 Gleason Street, Missoula, Montana, 59804  or give her a call at 406-542-0444.  She will be delighted to hear from you!
We are going to make a DVD of pictures of Blondie, so if you have some good ones and would send them to me by email by June 30, I could add them to the DVD we will show at the reunion.

More details about the reunion to come.  Please RSVP if you can come. 

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