I have a late summer birthday...the very last day of August! Another very significant date in August was the end of World War II on August 14 with Japanese Emperor Hirohito's decree to surrender, which was announced over the radio. I remember my mother talking about this and saying that I was a post-World War II baby; and, therefore, I have always considered myself of the baby boomer generation. At a recent family gathering, my sister-in-law informed me that she and I were not baby boomers, and she went on to explain about the new baby boomer group in her retirement village. When she inquired about joining, she was informed that she did not qualify, and then, the date-range to qualify was explained to her. I looked it up: according to the Internet, you had to be born post-World War II, but between 1946 to 1964 to be considered a baby boomer. WOW! what a shock...I'm NOT a baby boomer even though I was born post-World War II!!! That is a difficult thing to adjust my thinking to after so many years of considering myself a baby boomer! I think they have their facts messed up...don't you??!! It should be anyone born post-World War II up to 1964! But, I digress!
The purpose of this post was to show you the beautiful card that my mother made for me...it is truly beautiful and I absolutely love it! Now, don't get me wrong...she has made me many very pretty cards over the last four years, but I so love this Toile paper...so Victorian...and such a pastoral scene. My sister and I have to laugh at Mom, because when we all get together for a cardmaking retreat or just a home crafting day, she is always lamenting that she just can't make cards like Heidi and I! NO! Mom, this is not true as we have said...your cards are absolutely lovely! You stymie your creativity and put up roadblocks in your creative mojo when you voice that negative self-talk!
It is stunning, Mom, and I love it! It reminds me of a picture I could have had in my head while reading Anne of Green Gables when I was a teen-ager! Thank you so much...it will sit in the card place of honor displayed on the dining room table in the wrought iron glass tray with the pitcher of flowers. Love you!