I’ll say it again

6th May is Elly’s Day 

Happy Birthday to my Baby.


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This is a repeat of a post I first wrote back in 2008.

The 6th of May is for me a time of reflection. With each passing year there are more memories to ponder over. I think about all the things that Elly has accomplished over the years. From an early age she showed great promise and talent.

She became a sculptor


Dancing Queen Elly

She learned to dance to the Birdie Song

She learned to cook

She became a bookworm

Became expert at Car maintenance

Carried out surveys


Became accomplished as a needle woman

With this wealth of talent George must have a very easy life ❗

(pity we forgot to teach her to wash dishes;) )

44 thoughts on “I’ll say it again

  1. elly parker

    Aye, the birdie song – twas very popular in the Spanish resorts in the early 80’s! Shame, however that I’ve forgotten a lot of those talents over the years.

    Thanks Mum – I love you! xxx

  2. Grannymar

    Well it was either the Birdie song or push pineapple etc.

    Have a great day and year ahead.

  3. steph


    All the best people are born under the sign of Taurus 😀
    (Mind you I was meant to be a Gemini but arrived early)

    Great family photos! Grannymar

    Talk about a proud Mum, and rightly so!

  4. Grannymar

    Steph ~ Are you another May blossom?

    Darragh & Darren ~ You have my permission to tease her rotten tonight since I won’t be there to do it myself 😆

  5. steph

    A May blossum I am, GM…

    though the blossom’s looking a bit withered these days 😆

    I’m not telling you the date for fear of seeing my life in pics! 😉

  6. Darragh

    I shan’t be teasing Elly GM (at least not while the other half is watching… he’s a big bloke!) – Darren on the other hand is fair game }:)

  7. Brianf

    Happy birthday Elly!
    The picture entitled ‘She became a bookworm’ has a 60’s FIAT 600D in the background. That was my first car!

  8. elly parker

    Everyone, thanks for all the birthday wishes!! I’m home from work, about to pour a glass of wine and get ready to go out tonight – big party planned! I’m sure I’ll have the head to prove it tomorrow…

  9. Grannymar

    Thanks everyone, I was out enjoying the sunshine. I am sure there will be a noisy party in Dublin tonight.

  10. Paddy Bloggit

    Lá breithe shona duit ….. la la la la la la la

    30 ain’t the end of the twenties … it’s the beginning of a new exciting decade ….

    Happy birthday Elly …. and happy anniversary Grannymar!

  11. PaddyAnglican

    Happy birthday Elly 🙂

    On the subject of washing dishes – Man’s work! I remember living in my first student flat on Baggot St. It was a dingy basement but it was home and it was freedom. I shared with 2 girls, one a friend’s girlfriend and the other her friend. We all landed with our assorted collections of non matching cuttlery and crockery but I also had a box which contained at least 30 mugs! Great Gillian said – We will only have to wash up once a week (and she meant it) – I spent the rest of the year cleaning up after the two of them 🙂 And to cap it all I slept in the pantry which was the so called 2nd bedroom! I know this has nothing to do with your post but it just came to mind.

  12. Grannymar

    30 is the beginning of the rest of her life.

    Thank you everyone for the greetings.

    PaddyAnglican, Elly never learned to wash dishes ’cause her dad did all of them (his idea)!

  13. Alice

    Happy birthday to your dear Elly! I’m only 6 days behind, (mine’s the 12th) but I’ll be at least 30 years older. May birthday people rule!

  14. Magpie 11

    Belated Birthday Wishes, Elly.

    I’ve been out of the loop because herself is exactly 30 years and 2 days older than you…. Sorry I should have said Janet is…..

  15. cedar51

    Birthdays are mostly fun, whichever age or even significant decade you leaving/entering – I just turned recently in April into an “old-age pensioner” with additional extras. However, the main additional extra appears to be “lost in transit” so a new card is apparently on way – not sure when since NZ post doesn’t do daily deliveries in the City now!

  16. Grannymar Post author

    We do have a daily postal delivery six days of the week. Sometimes it can be early morning and on other days, late afternoon. With so many online ways of communication these days I seldom get ‘real’ letters.

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Padmini, Elly must be getting old, she now washes the dishes in my house without being asked! 😛

  17. colonialist

    Many Happy Returns to her!
    In these days of wishdashers, who needs to know how to do washing-up? (If one doesn’t have one, it is the husband’s fault so he must attend to it.)

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Not alone does Elly have a ‘wishdasher’… she has a husband who is a past master at cooking, cleaning and clearing the dishes!


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