Tuesday, December 9, 2008


My Mother knitted this while I was still in the womb.
The winter of 49.
It's the only Christmas Stocking that I've ever had..Or ever will.
I remember a little quip that my Grandma used to to say, when someone asked how she was. She answered..."Fair, Fat, and Fifty!!
Well, I can only say that for one more year...EXACTLY!!!


Serena said...

You still have stuff from the womb? Are there no limits to the depths of your museum? LOL. Adorable! And ... never been darned? Enjoy that "one more year" and a very Happy Birthday to you.:)

barman said...

Enjoy your year. But as long as you are healthy and are enjoying life, what is a year between friends?

Have a wonderful time celebrating your birthday. Happy happy Galen.

Love the stocking. Very nice but you have outdone yourself with this one.

Missy said...

A milestone indeed!! Yet, I have always said Galen Lee Picklepuss that age is relative!!!!

Many glorious years to go..

Mona said...

wow! that pre Galen stocking is still shining as new!

Just like Galen!


Mona said...

wait a minute... How did your mother know it was a boy??? There were no ultrasonogram that time!

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ciara said...

happy birthday. hope it's a fantastic one :)...i was thinking what mona was thinking. but galen could prob be a boy or a girl's name, eh? :)

Shadow said...

happy birthday dear galen!!!! you have some amazing memories. now go and have a super super birthday!!!

lime said...

aww, i have a stocking really similar to that one that my grandmother made for me when i was a baby. when i got married my MIL made one that was almost identical. must have been a popular pattern. i love that you still have your stocking. it's such a special thing and i am sure so full of happy memories.

have a very happy birthday, galen. wishing you the very best.


mona, the stockings are knit from the toe up so i am guessing grandma got as far as she could until the wee gman was born and she could add his name.

buffalodick said...

The Christmas stuff always gets saved forever!

SignGurl said...

Happy birthday, my friend!!! I cannot imagine life without meeting you. You are an amazing person.

Ok, on to that stocking. So, you were going to be a Galen regardless of sex?

S said...

I posted something on my blog jsut for you!

Have a wonderful day!

James Goodman said...

Happy Birthday, Galen. May you have many many more. :D

Strumpet said...

Happy Birthday, Galen!

And now for my best trick.

I will pop out of your cake.

And sing like Marilyn Monroe...

...or maybe I'll just pull a bunny out of my top hat.

Or Both.

Wish for something good!


But, don't tell anyone, or it won't come true.

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

Suldog said...

That's so cool! I thought I might have had the oldest Christmas stocking (from 1957, I believe) but you topped me. Excellent!

(Came here from Lime's place, by the way.)

Lulda Casadaga said...

GMAN...have the bestest! Oh, and I can't believe I may be a few years older than you...damn!

p.s. I blame my fatness on my 2 grandmothers! :D

Akelamalu said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Galen
Happy birthday to you.

and many, many happy returns. x

MyUtopia said...


Ghost Dansing said...

frosty the snow man..... 1949

tsduff said...

Galen - birthdays can be fun yes? I love your stocking - perfect for a retro Wednesday. Happy Happy - hope it was wonderful and you got your cake and got to eat it too ;D

Devotee said...

Happy belated birthday, G-man!

I'm habitually late on these sorts of things, it seems.

The stocking is terrific. You are so lucky to have it!

javajazz said...

Happy Birdy,
sweet G-man...!!
xoxo Lana

Deeppunz said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GMAN! I posted something on my blog jsut for you! Have a wonderful day!