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Great Plains in Winter

Blue snow in the moonlight,
Set back from the road, a house
with a single lamplit window.
The whole world holds its breath.

~Ted Kooser -U.S. Poet Laureate- Garland, Nebraska 1948-49 ©

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This is my HEAVY for the week. The photo was taken on February 9th, 1949. The Day I Was Born. The county snowplows cleared the country roads so mom could get to the hospital to deliver. No, really that is true....my family was blessed with good country folk ready to lend a helping hand, and the county officials kept the snow drifts off the country roads into town for her!! In the photo [foreground], two of my uncles and the one with the shovel is my dad who left the hospital after I was born, to help clear the snow in the yard/walkways, off roof-tops and around the barns, etc.; with the help of many neighbors. Heavy snowfall, heavy scooping, but that morning, then - not so heavy mom! LOL
[my dad's height was 5'10" ...]
It's reported online here that before the blizzard of 1948 - 1949 ended, parts of my home state received over 100 inches of snow and drifts as high as 30 feet.

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Oh, and to continue with the 'heavy theme' before the day's over, I will be a bit more HEAVY than when I woke up on my birthday too! I intend to 'throw caution to the wind' and celebrate with everything I enjoy. Fried Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, with tons of tartar sauce, and no doubt the fatty greasy french fried potatoes and all the other stuff that I spy on the menu. Then, maybe a movie...with popcorn --heavy on the butter!! The 9th is my birthday. The last year of the 50's too, so something a bit special pro'ly. Is 59 significant? Well, in my book it is. I'm not only OVER the HILL, but on a slippery road down hill now! But, truthfully, I'll enjoy the scenery every inch of the way.

The first thing I thought of with the week's theme was a song by the Hollies [1969] :::singing::: "He ain't heavy, he's my brother."

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another
It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy he's my brother
He's my brother
He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

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The expression was first published:
    In 1924, the first editor of Kiwanis Magazine, Roe Fulkerson, published a column carrying the title "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother". Dated September 1924, the article speaks of Fulkerson's inspiring encounter with "a spindly and physically weak lad" carrying a baby and "staggering towards a neighboring park". " 'Pretty big load for such a small kid' I said as I met him. 'Why, mister,' he smiled, 'He ain't heavy; he's my brother.' "

122 comments :

  1. Happy birthday-tomorrow!! That was a lovely photo and a lovely story to go along with it. It's a good thing all the neighbors helped out! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Annie! I am doing some early PhotoHunt visiting. I figure those who were early last week will likely be early again.

    You have an awesome heavy snow storya nd picture. My heavy picture is also snow. Although it is springlike temperatures here in our valley today, it has been windy. The mountains, though! In the mountains, all the major passes are closed because of heavy snow and avalanche conditions. We could not go play in the snow today--because of all the snow!

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  3. That is so cool (pun intended)! Happiest birthday to you

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  4. Good Evening Anni,
    "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ANNI, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU"!!!! And many, many more. I enjoyed reading about your birth and seeing the picture. "THANK YOU" for sharing that with us. Can I come eat with you? LOL. I Love me some shrimp. I remember the song, "He Ain't Heavy". I used to listen to that over and over. That was very interesting about the song at the end of your post. My friend, your only as old as you want to feel. LOL. That's what I've been told anyway. Some days I feel like a young chick, and the other days I feel like an old mother hen. LOL. I do hope you have a great day today and make the best of it. Take care my friend and have a great evening/day. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love ya bunches and bunches of Birthday hugs to ya,
    Karen H.

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  5. Haaaaaaappy Birthday Anni! I trust you will NOT be getting ANY big snows this weekend! Mathew was born inbetween 2 snow storms such as these -- Poor Dennis went home from the hospital (fighting the snow the whole way) and had to shovel out the driveway in order to park. He went in and took a shower and a 3 hour nap, and had PROMISED to bring Amanda back to the hospital with him. When he woke up another 14 inches of snow had fallen! (in FOUR hours!!!) It was CRAZY! He had to shovel out again! The poor thing DID it though -- he really wanted to get back to Mathew and I at the hospital! LOL!

    Sure hope you enjoy your day! (and all those good eats!)

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  6. Happy Birthday Dear Anni!!! I hope your day will be wonderful! I sure enjoyed reading about when you were born! That was some snow! Enjoy your great food tomorrow!
    I loved your crafts and wrote a commet below!! I hope your Birthday Cake is Heavy with good icing!!! Yum! Love and Hugs Carolyn

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  7. I love that song Anni!!

    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Anni
    Happy Birthday to you!!

    I won't be home tomorrow so I am singing to you early!! Enjoy your day and enjoy all that yummy food!!

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  8. Happy Birthday Anni! As one who has been there, done that, 59 is a good year. enjoy it!

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  9. Happy Birthday dear one, wishing you a very wonderful day filled with happy moments.

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  10. Happy Hootin' Birthday, Anni! That's a great story about the day you were born. On my birthday, the county fair was going on and they posted a picture of every baby born during the fair on a board at the fair. Go for it! Enjoy your birthday.

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  11. Anni,

    We have more in common than we might have first thought. I guessed 1949 and I was right. You are exactly 8 months and 3 days older than I am. Do you know what time you were born? I was born in the morning around 9am.

    I believe that the county kept the road clear for your Mom to get to the hospital. They did the same for my Mom those many years ago. She went to town when the roads were cleared on Monday morning and I was born on Wednesday morning. She was in labor over 30 hours.

    I wish you a wonderful Happy Birthday and many more. Yes, we are on the slippery slope but will enjoy it all the way. LOL

    Love that song, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."

    After you are done celebrating, please drop by my blog and enter my Easter giveaway. I'm giving away CARDS.

    Love and blessings,
    Mary

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  12. Happy birthday!!!

    I love that you have this snow photo, taken on the day you were born- and what an amazing story!!! Wow!

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  13. It's after midnight here so it's officially your birthday:-)

    Happy Birthday to you
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    Happy Birthday dear Anni
    Happy Birthday to youuuuuu!!!

    I'm glad you're "throwing caution to the wind" and celebrating your birthday in style! hehe Have a fantabulous day my friend, I'll be thinking of you. xoxo

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    That's all the better I can sing, Anni. I see you posting comments all the time on Merle's blog but never have visited yours. It is a nice blog.

    More than that, though, I'm from Texas also, Montgomery, northwest of Conroe and north of Houston.
    We had a very good friend who lived in Corpus we used to visit but she died last February.

    I remember that blizzard. Did your parents live in Nebraska that year? Our snow was so high Dad had to go out an upstairs window and shovel his way down to the back door so we all could get out.
    I left my snow shovels, one in Nebraska and the other in New Hampshire.

    So again, Happy Birthday Anni!
    ..
    My main blog is
    http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/
    Friday I told of making my chicken potato veggie soup and included a copy of the recipe.
    ..

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  15. Hello! I am so glad to have dropped by here to get the chance to greet you a Happy Birthday!
    Oh, if only I am as good as you with graphics, I wanted to make you one!

    Thanks for the visits at my blog!

    Happy, happy Birthday!

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  16. Happy Birthday dear friend!
    Still waiting for that darn postman to show up at your door!
    Melli wrote that you and I think alike - and we do! We do!
    I also have a snow photo!!!
    Love yours and the story to go with it - as usual - well done!
    Hope your day is fantastic and wish I were there!
    Kisses and hugs
    L

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  17. *SINGS*

    Happy Birtday to you, Happy Birthday To you... Happy Birthday to Anni! Happy Birthday to Anni!!!!

    Psst: Did I crack ur monitor? :P

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  18. HAPPY BITRHDAY!!!!! wishes from one of your photohunting friends from Sweden!
    I love snow but not that much!

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  19. Happy birthday hoot, you are a hoot, I used the "he ain't heavy, he my brother" line

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  20. Happy Happy Birthday, dear Anni! Wishing you all the best and many many more birthdays to come. Keep on rocking the blogosphere with your outstanding posts and photos!!!

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  21. Happy Birthday! That is a really great story about the day you were born.

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  22. I love the heavy snow pic and the poetry I hope you have a fabulous Birthday Annie and a hoot of a time

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  23. Happy birthday!! What a wonderful story to tell about the day you were born.

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  24. that's a lovely story that u shared. :) i remembered that it was ur birthday today from visiting ur show n tell yesterday so i popped by to wish u a very happy birthday! :) *hugs n kisses*

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  25. First of all, Happy Birthday! :D

    I must say that your parents really had great neighbours helping to clear the road.

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  26. Of corse I drop by to calibrate your day=) Happy birtday!!
    Nice heavy picture you have.

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  27. Your birthday menu sounds yummy! Enjoy your special day. Happy Birthday, Hootin'Anni! And many, many, more!

    Birthday Hugs,

    Renie

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  28. Many happy returns Anni. I hope you have a great birthday!

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  29. happy birthday to you anni!!! i wish you more birthdays to come and may you stay healthy and happy for always. :) and don't worry too much about gaining weight. it's a sign of prosperity. hahaha! ;)

    btw, thanks for checking out my entry. :) www.blogsilog.com

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  30. Happy birthday to youuuuuu!!! Love that picture, it looks so cheerful sunny too!!
    Have a wonderful day and enjoy every little thing.
    Cheers!

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  31. Many happy returns of the day, young lady! Birthdays are serious diet-free days, so enjoy!
    Wonderful to have that photo, and a perfect choice.

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  32. Happy Birthday to you dear blogger friend!

    This really took me down the memory lane too. I so much remember the good old winters with heavy snow when I even went to school skiing - those where the days :-)

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  33. So one could say that you took the world by storm then :-)

    That made me remember this quote:
    "A friend is like a rainbow. They brighten your life when you've been through a storm."

    Great arriving. Exciting, as life always are.

    Congrats x millions on your big day, may the rest of your life be filled with happiness, joy and laughter together with your beloved hubby.

    Some goodies:
    Hot chocolate

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  34. Happy Birthday! And don't care about getting a little heavier on your day, who cares! Have fun.

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  35. Happy Birthday Anni!!!! May you have a wonderful year ahead :)

    Great take on the theme! Happy photo hunting :)

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  36. warm birthday greetings from the Philippines! thanks for sharing your great photos!

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  37. Happy Birthday Anni! Hope you have a great year ahead and many more to come! My heavy shot is snow too! But it's a little more recent.

    Happy hunting and a happy birthday again!

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  38. Thanks for visiting my photo hunt.
    I can't imagine snow being heavy, seeing how it hardly snows in Mississippi and when it does it's just a light coat that melts not long after it falls.

    Happy Birthday from a fellow birthday girl. Today is my birthday too.

    ~Alasandra

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  39. Happy Birthday Anni!!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Enjoy all that great food.
    Liked your picture for this week. We just had a big snow storm here and I know snow is VERY heavy.

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  40. Well, first things first - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    Mom loves the snow photo, neck deep! Bleck. What a great idea for the heavy theme. Isn't it nice that someone thought to snap the photo?!

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  41. Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a wonderful one. That's an amazing shot of the snow during that big storm. I'm glad you're mother had help getting to the hospital to have one special baby, YOU! Here's to many, many more happy birthday's for you, Carver

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  42. Happy Birthday !!!
    That snow was amazing.

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  43. how wonderful that I have come across you blog for the first time on your birthday!! Happy Birthday!! You make me want to enjoy some fried food today in your honor: ) Have a wonderful day and I look forward to reading more of you blog. Love it so far.

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  44. That was a lovely picture. I tried to install the list of "over fifty" on my blog, and it would install, but after a few times of logging in, it would disappear, so I took it off. I'll try again.

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  45. Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest ladies I have met in the blogosphere.

    My! you were born to be remembered, Anni, looking at what happened on the day you were born. I read the link and was shocked at the enormity of the blizzard.

    May you be stronger and funnier as you could ever be. ((hugs)) to you from the warm tropical islands of the Philippines!

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  46. WOW!! That snow pic taken on your birthday is awesome. I bet that snow was Heavy!! I hope we do not see that for a long,long,long time ;)
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    By all means throw caution to the wind and celebrate!!!!!!!!!!!
    Forget about the number,age is a state of mind.Somedays you feel like 9 ,other days like 99 :)
    have fun :) !!!

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  47. Hope your special day is wonderful
    ((hugs))

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  48. Wonderful photo, and happy birthday to you, I wish you all the best

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  49. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, you should throw caution to the wind and enjoy the day, dear Annie!

    LOVE this post! The story of your birth and the "He ain't heavy, he's my brother" story.

    Thanks for stopping by the creek this morning! Be blessed!

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  50. hey anni, you're a legend! that's so sweet of your neighbors shoving off heavy snow for your arrival. pretty dramatic huh? LOL
    may God bless you with all that you need in this life.
    keep on smiling!

    Morning Sniffles

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  51. First of all, Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy all those forbidden treats to the max!
    Second, our kids can't believe the snow stories we tell about when we were kids- they've never seen that themselves- they weren't even around for the blizzard of 77...
    Enjoyed the story of your birthday- nice how neighbors helped each other back then.

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  52. That's a LOT of snow! We have many "snowbirds" here - our fair weather friends - now I see why.

    Happy Birthday!

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  53. Happy birthday today, Annie!
    it was my birthday yesterday too.
    indeed it's heavy, celebration

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  54. Happy birthday, Anni! What a great photo!

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  55. Wow, that's a really heavy snowfall!

    Happy Birthday to you!!!

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  56. A very happy birthday Anni ! I think I am on time because it is Saturday 9, and 9.30 am ! My parents always told me that making birthday wishes BEFORE the birthday bring bad luck ! And wishing too early isn't polite, I can't throw you out of your bed before 9 am by ringing at your door ! The most important thing I wish for you is a good health that's the most important !
    I see that already at your birth the road was cleaned like for a queen ! So much snow ! Of course I don't remember if we had snow or not because I was just 6 years old ! Celebrate your birthday well and have fun !

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  57. A great photo and a great story! Happy Birthday!!

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  58. Happy Birthday Anni and many happy returns of the day. Be sure to gain a few more lbs with so many cakes that I see here :)

    Come in for some fun in Criz’s Sanctuary and/or some serious matter in Insight Criz. Have a nice weekend!

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  59. Happy Birthday to you. My dad talked about that snow when I got old enough to hear about it. I was only 3 when that happened. Have a great bithday and have loads of fun.

    Love and Hugs,
    Joyce

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  60. i had stopped by yesterday because i was afraid that i would miss your birthday but look here i am again!! I hope that you have a great birthday. If it helps the 60's are not so bad. Remember it is just a NUMBER!! I will be 63 in a few more days. Oh!!
    It is so funny that you should mention about the song...he aint heavy hes my brother...because that is the FIRST thing i thought about this morning too. GREAT MINDS you know..
    Sandy

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  61. Ok. I couldn't figure out the blog roll stuff, but I did manage to put the link there...and I like it better any way.

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  62. I am not sure what i am looking at but i know you made that right choice for the theme. Happy weekend!
    Baby Pushing Mommy

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  63. Happy birthday too Annie for tomorrow. ...

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  64. Happy birthday, Anni!!!

    And that was MAJOR snow! Look how high it is!!

    Write From Karen

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  65. Oh i was gonna greet you earlier but i just missed it, i am so sorry! Happy happy birthday to you may you have all the best that you are wishing for this year. Have a great weekend!

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  66. techieDan2/09/2008

    Happy Birthday from me...

    Yes, in terms of super SNOW that's one heavy pile up there...

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  67. great photo! isn't it nice to have a photo to remember what it was like the day you were born? you and my MIL are only a week apart! Shew as born on Feb. 2nd.

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  68. oh my gosh I didn't wish you a Happy Birthday..

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNI!!

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  69. Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Annieeeeee,
    Happy Birthday to you.

    Just pretend I'm a good singer, shall we.

    Have a good day.

    Robin of mytwoblessings

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  70. I know, it's going to be Spring very soon but I;m still wishing for a snow.

    Great photo, thanks for sharing.

    Mine is up at
    4SeasonsOfMyLife
    . Hope you can visit me too. Happy Photo Hunting.

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  71. I loved all your Heavy themes! I agree, you should throw caution to the wind and eat whatever you want today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! Happy Weekend! :)

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  72. Dianne2/09/2008

    Happy Birthday! Aren't you glad you weren't born in a vehicle on the way to the hospital! Wow!
    My younger brother was born after a big snowstorm in early January. We don't get that many big storms in PA.
    Have a great day!

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  73. Happy Birthday to you!

    Great snow story! That's amazing how all of the neighbors and the town helped your mother out when she was in labour with you.

    The only snow picture I have that's even close to the one you've got is from the 70's. The snow that year was almost as high as the eves on the house. I know because I remember walking around our house pulling icicles off the house and I was only 5 years old! LOL

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  74. Happy, happy birthday, Anni!

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  75. Definitely heavy! Happy birthday Anni and thanks for dropping by.

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  76. Nice take on the theme. Happy Birthday. I wish you the best ;)

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  77. Now, I found the comment button! Great take on the theme! Your mom was still heavy with you and the surrounding was heavy with snow!

    =)

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  78. Happy Birthday!! AND WOW....that's alot of snow! I'm glad your mom made it to the hospital....a snow bank would NOT be a fun place to deliver (or be born!)

    Go check out my heavy post...I think something there will make you smile!!
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/prodoceo/473432/

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  79. Happy Birthday to you.

    That sure is a lot of snow. I'm glad I am in TX and no longer have to shovel heavy snow.

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  80. Happy birthday! We have had ow like that here, it has been a while but I remember two or three years with snow like that. IT was insane.

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  81. Hi Anni,
    I've done some lurking here on your blog for a while but in honor of your birthday I'm coming out!! :)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR ANNI!

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  82. Happy Happy Birthday!!! Trust me, life just keeps getting better - I hit the big six oh last October and so far so good. Love your idea for "heavy" and I'll be back. :D

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  83. Happy birthday. I can imagine the heavy snow and how difficult it must have been to travel. Thanks to all the good Samaritans who had helped.

    A few years ago, I shoveled the snow around my house and driveway which piled up to more than 5 feel on both sides of my driveway. Schools were closed and we would be fined if we were found driving.

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  84. Great photo and I was interested in the info you gave. Happy birthday!

    I grew up in the deep southern U.S. and rarely encountered snow. And the snow I did go through was never that heavy. The closest thing to hard work after a storm of any kind was in 1979 when Hurricane Frederick came through the town I was living in at the time (back when I was 16) and the morning after, local law enforcement came by and asked me to help clear some roads (I was in the Boy Scouts and pretty much all the law enforcement were friends of the family -- it was a small town). That was hard work but we removed several huge old oak trees.

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  85. Happy Birthday my dear friend. I hope you have a wonderful day and get to eat all of the things you love. May you be blessed with many more birthdays.

    Please stop by my blog and pick up a little something that I made especially for you.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  86. Happy Birthday wish you good health and happiness alway..
    Those sure looks alot of snow...Thanks for sharing...

    Mine is up too:
    Every Beat Of My Heart

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  87. Anni first of all, happy birthday and it looks like your mother was lucky to get to the hospital with that heavy snowfall.
    Have a great celebration.

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  88. Happiest birthday wishes to you sweetie! Thanks for visiting my hunt too...I love the duckie valentine, made me think of 3rd grade when we spent days making mailboxes for our own valentines!

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  89. A very Happy Birthday to you ANNI!!!
    I hope you have calories galore and celebrations from morning to night and sweet dreams of all the wonder of the day!!

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  90. Happy Birthday and thats a lot of snow.
    We had quite a bit of snow and shoveling can get heavy after a while.

    My photo is up

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  91. Happy b-day Annie! I think going "heavy" on the celebration is definitely called for. Hope it's a great one. May the upcoming year bring blessings untold.

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  92. Happy Birthday to you - and so you should be slightly heavier by days end - it is yours to enjoy. I love your heavy - enjoy your day!

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  93. That is a whole lot of snow!!

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  94. A very happy birthday to you and best wishes for many, many more!

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  95. Happy Birthday! Hope you get to enjoy all the food you love, with all the folks you love.

    How fun to have a pic like that to commemorate your birthday. At first, it looked to me like there was a giant fish in the front of the photo and that's what was heavy.

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  96. happy birthday and greetings from germany
    Barbara
    thanks for stopping by

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  97. Happy Birthday Annie! I always love visiting your blog , your posts are always witty and interesting (like this one, what a snowstorm!) Keep up the excellent work!

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  98. I thought of that song too, when I read the theme last week. How perfect is your 'heavy' photo for this week. What an amazing amount of snow. How wonderful they kept the roads clear for your mom and you, and with all the thrills and excitement of the time, no wonder you turned out so vibrant and exciting. I hope you have/had a wonderful birthday full of the foods you love, and the people you love more.

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  99. Happy birthday! I'm a little blown with your birthstory. And all that snow is making me feel ccccccold. It's so sunshiney in here that I couldn't imagine getting snow that thick

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  100. Happy Birthday and happy hunting!!

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  101. Have a very Happy Birthday.

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  102. Hi again! Did you see the card I have for you on my blog! Hope your Day was great Love Grams

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  103. HI, ty for droping by my blog, That's ALOT of snow WOW.

    Happy Birthday :)

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  104. Wow! Don't think I've seen so many Happy Birthday's all in one place but here's more -- Happy B-Day to you, Happy B-Day to you and mannnny more!

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  105. A very Happy Birthday to you, Anni...
    bj

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  106. It is never to late to wish a friend a special "happy birthday" Anni...You are loved by so many...Hugs, baba

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  107. Happy Birthday, Anni! Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend, full of fun and good things. Love your PhotoHunt pic, and the accompanying story. Don't forget to save me some cake ;).

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  108. Well I just HAVE to come out of lurk mode to say OOOO-EEEE that's a pile of snow!! And look at you, pavin the way even before you were born! :o) Happy Birthday wishes going out to you Anni!

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  109. Incredible photo! That was a lot of snow! We hope you had a very Happy Birthday! As we say in German: Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! :)

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  110. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Anni
    Happy Birthday to you!!
    and many more to come..
    Ive left award at my place for you please pop by and pick it up.... Jen

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  111. Happy Birthday, if a bit late...hope you had a good day, and enjoyed everything about it!

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  112. Good Morning Anni,
    I hope you had a wonderful Birthday yesterday. Hope it was all that you had hoped for. I have finally put up a new post this morning. Hopefully since my DH has left for work, things will get back to normal around here. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

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  113. thanks for being grateful!
    you are always welcome.
    hats off to you. you're the coolest and the most techie (are there any?) senior citizen I have ever met.
    continue spreading inspiration in the blogosphere.
    you always give me a side stitch, do you know that?
    tsup!

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  114. Calories don't count on your birthday! Hope you had a grand day!
    Hugs,
    Nan

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  115. Happy Birthday. Enjoy it.

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  116. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! :O)

    Julieann

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  117. Belated Happy Birthday!

    That's the real heavy snow fall!
    Snow is really rare here in Osaka so I called my photo's snow fall as heavy :D

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  118. wow... your picture and the story behind it is truly amazing :) your family was/is blessed indeed :)

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  119. Oh Hootin' Anni, we are so sorry to have missed your Birthday! Hope your day was blessed and filled with all the wonderful things you hold dear!
    Your FL furiends,

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  120. Happy Belated Birthday! I'm glad to see that you had such a lovely day!

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