Sunday, 13 November 2011

Many Happy Returns

There is still no cure for the common birthday.  ~ John Glenn

This young lady, Bryony Elizabeth, has a birthday today. She's now thirty three but my Mum would have described her as "twenty-one plus" - her standard answer to questions about women's ages which were a no-go area.


  1. What a lovely-looking woman. She has such a pretty smile and sparkling eyes!

  2. Happy Birthday to Bryony Elizabeth, even if I don't know her! She still looks the same with that sweet smile and wonderful skin and glossy hair.
    Odd, isn't it, how people used to (and some still do) see it as a personal affront to ask a lady her age... what's the big deal? Someone's age in itself is neither merit nor shame - just what we make of ourselves in the years we have already had at our disposition can reflect positively or negatively on us.

  3. Please pass on a Joyeux Anniversaire from France too.


  4. Oh, happy birthday to her!
    And these are great photographs.
    Thank you for sharing them.
    (I had that same haircut when I was eight years old...but I was that age twenty years before she was!)

  5. It's interesting, Librarian, but this summer I found out that in the Outer Hebrides asking a person their age is often the first question you ask on meeting someone. The reason being that it then tells you who they probably went to school with, etc. That only applies to Islanders themselves, of course, but they still ask the occasional 'foreigner' by mistake and are amused when the person is surprised at it.

  6. Happy Birthday, Bryony! Hope you have a wonderful day and a great year!
    Hugs, Carol

  7. Happy Birthday Bryony Elizabeth-still with the same joyful look in your eyes-may you have many more happy years.
    There is this thing about not telling anyone your age-partly I think because for those still in the labor market, there is the fear of age discrimination. For others, they just want to be younger than they are.
    For years, I wouldn't tell anyone my age. Now that I'm retired I don't care who knows I'm 62. It's just great to be alive!


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