Happy Birthday to Me

23 Mar

My birthday, March 21,  was earlier this week so I thought I’d share my birthday party with you. That’s my little brother Jimmy with his fingers in his mouth. I got a doctor’s kit for my birthday and I remember he couldn’t keep his hands out of it.

My second cousin, Debbie Scott, is on the right, and Brenda, my friend, has her back to the camera.

Birthday Party on

That little kid-size card table and chairs is red and white. I got it for Christmas that year. I still have the table somewhere. By the way, there are four cupcakes with candles in front of me, and this picture was taken 60 years ago.

My straight hair was not the style, so those little pin curls are compliments of one of my annual permanents. I slept on bobby pins to get that look.

Anybody else out there sleep in bobby pins? Or maybe you remember Spoolies that came along a few years later. They were these little pink rubber spools that took the place of bobby pins. A strand of hair was wrapped around the stem and the top of it snapped over the hair to hold it in place.

Avery Albert Scott and Caldona Scott were known as Poppy and Mommy to Debbie and me. They were our great grandparents. My grandmother was Lela Scott Rose, and her baby brother, my Uncle Mac, was Debbie’s grandpa. Uncle Mac’s real name was Raymond Rayford Scott.

I think the “Mac” nickname was because he liked to sing Old MacDonald Had a Farm, although I don’t remember where I saw that.

What about your early birthday parties? Do you have memories of gifts or guests?




Posted by on March 23, 2017 in Rememberies, Scott


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2 responses to “Happy Birthday to Me

  1. Deborah Cravens

    March 23, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Hey, Jan! Love your post! I have never seen this picture before.

    • Jan

      March 23, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      I found it in my baby book along with a few others from that day. I think you are the one who gave me the doctor kit.


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