Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Birthday, Mr. C.

 Oliver, trying to adjust his sunglasses

Sixty-six years ago today, Mr. C. became the sixth person in his extended family to be born on April 24. That little factoid even made The New York Times at the time. 

So we celebrated Mr. C's birthday on the weekend with family here, a hayride (minus the hay), a nice walk along 5th Avenue, some food and cake, and a walk through the woods.

That little wagon would actually hold me, but I couldn't get Oliver to give it up and besides, I doubt that I could persuade his dad to pull me in the wagon.

 Conquering an obstacle on the way to that stump.
(See collage above)

These photos were taken in Chippewa County last week.  It was a terrible day to try to get any decent photos, but I liked the subject matter, so I put these photos into a collage anyway.

 Old Albertville Church
Albertville, WI

I am having no success in finding out anything about the history of that church. I'd really like to know more than the fact that it is still standing in a tiny village in Chippewa County.

 Granary on the neighbor's property
I mostly took this picture for the clouds.

 More scenes in the neighborhood, along 5th Avenue

This photo is best viewed through the wrong end of a telescope.

Happy Birthday to my way-better half.

He'll be so annoyed when he sees this. LOL



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Sylvia said...

Happy birthday, Mr.C. looks like everyone had an enjoy day with you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy belated BD to Mr C ... you two are a great couple would be impossible to pick which of you is the better half! I'm glad you were taking pictures instead of riding in the wagon....that was such a lovely family walk...I enjoyed seeing it.

Tired Teacher said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. C - enjoy your special day!

MadSnapper said...

Happy 66th Birthday, Mr C.. bob is always unhappy to find himself on my blog, thus the fact he has NO idea how many times he is on the blog... I love those tiny pants on your grandson in the first pic. he is adorable and so is his dad... the granary with clouds is gorgeous... and I would like to visit the old church

Snap said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. C. Looks like a great day with the family. Loved your scenery images -- so glad you took them. Happy Monday!

Empty Nester said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. C! That Oliver is adorable! It looks like y'all had a marvelous weekend. That little church looks a lot like the one my great-grandparents attended. I think it still looks like that to this very day. Some things just don't need to be changed, eh?

Debbie said...

Happy birthday to your handsome Mr. C! Wonderful Wonderful pictures as always!

Linda said...

Oh, my d ar Mr. and Mrs. C! What a lovely photo of you two! I lingered long over all the gorgeous pictures!
This was a birthday to remember! Happy Birthday to Mr. C!

Deborah Montgomery said...

I feel the same way about photos of myself, but I think you look great! And Happy Birthday to your husband. So interesting about April 24 being popular in his family. Looks like you all had a lovely day. Blessings, Deborah

NanaDiana said...

Happy Birthday to your very handsome hubby. How interesting that all were born on the 24th of you could backdate each of those deliveries by 9 months to see if there were storms going

It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family, Judy. You sure are a pretty lady. You make a nice looking couple. xo Diana

21 Wits said...

Oh goodness no, he should love it! A most happy of birthday wishes for him too.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Happy Birthday to your Mister!! Enjoy celebrating.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to Mr. C! Wow 6 birthday shares. That's really something. Hope you have a great week.

Debby Ray said...

Happy Birthday to your Mr. C...and what a cool fact about all those birthdays! Your photos are always so glorious of these barns and the beautiful countryside. Great family pics too! I think a cloudy sky is the perfect background for one of those cool old buildings...they just have so much more personality when they are surrounded by clouds.

Terri D said...

Happy birthday to your sweetheart! As always, I love your photos - even the gray ones! You find the most interesting old buildings for us to see. I would love the history of all of them - not just the church. They probably have some great stories to tell!!

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks like you had a splendid day celebrating your husband's birthday! Imagine that many relatives being born on the same date! I laughed out loud at your comments on the last photos of you and Mr. C. :-) Enjoy the week. Pam

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Such lovely photos of family times, Judy. I like the determination of a child to get where they want to go. He looks so cute on the old stump. Happy Birthday to Mr. C ! ♥

Carla from The River said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. C! Who my boys thinks is one of the COOLEST people on earth.
Mr. C ROCKS MOM!! I think I will tell the New York Times that ;-) I must say that is something to have that many folks born on the same date.

I always enjoy your photos.


Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Well your 'way btter half' isvery handsome so say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to hom from me

Vee said...

Well we are very fond of April 24 in my family, too, but not because Six family members were born on the day. What a strong biological clock! Ha!

Mr. C should not be dismayed, that's a great photo! You make a wonderful couple: You are beautiful and he is handsome. You have created an amazing home and family. You serve The Lord and, really, does it get any better? Happy Birthday to him!

Creations By Cindy said...

Happy birthday to your Mr.C. Love all the pictures . That little one looks like he might be a hoot . Hugs and blessings, Cindy

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Happy Birthday to Mr. C! You have a beautiful family, I love all the photos. I wonder, during the birthday celebrations on the 24th are there 6 cakes too. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday to Mr C, I so enjoyed seeing you all out walking together and the little red wagon, so sweet!
Your countryside is beautiful, the buildings that you've captured have strength and character, there are some stories to be told in those old walls I'm sure.
Thanks for being with us again on Mosaic Monday.

podso said...

Happy birthday to your Mr. C. That's a great photo of the two of you, tiny as it is. Spring looks promising there. That's an interesting church. It looks like it could use a different color on the front door and people going in and coming out of said door.

This N That said...

Happy Birthday Mr C. handsome man!!! Love your collages..

Debby@Just Breathe said...

A very Happy Birthday to Mr.C, may your day be blessed from beginning to end!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Happy birthday to your hubby, no need to be miffed with you Judy, we're a friendly bunch. :-)
I hope you find some history on the little church and why someone would paint the front steps red - they rather jump out at you!

Lorrie said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Mr. C. It's a great day for a birthday - my dad turned 83 on the 24th.

Judy S. said...

Happy Birthday to your DH! Hope you both had a great day of celebration.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Well - hey - sorry I missed this! Belated very many happy returns to Mr C! And you're both looking good. PS Now you can comment on our general election...

Ida said...

Behind on commenting but Happy Birthday Mr.C - Loved seeing both of you. You make a great looking couple.

Looks like a great birthday celebration. - Enjoyed all the wonderful photos from around your area as well.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Happy late birthday to those born on this special occasion. It certainly looks like you had a marvelous celebration too. Thank you for your visit. M<y silly laptop is always slow, just taking this time to catch up using the better desktop one. Have a great weekend~

Lynne said...

Happy belated 66th to "Mister Cranberry . . ."
You two make for a very handsome beautiful couple!
April 24th holds a bunch of family, history, birth day significance!
Liked your stroll on Fifth Avenue pics . . .
Loved the grainery photo . . .


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