Tuesday, June 26, 2007
birthday!



So, 6-27-31! That was the date. 3:25 AM! That was the time. I think that is why I have always been a nightowl....I have always loved the night-early morning hours, and I still do.....Last year was a Big Huge Milestone Year....And I had a Big Huge Virtual Party here on my blog....This year I thought it would be fun to show some old pictures covering each decade of Birthdays...I don't have pictures for everything, but here are some....! Starting with that first picture on top! This one above is around 1936-37, in Miami Beach, Florida. North Bay Road. I'm over on the far left, and next to me is my dear sister Robin, who was eight years older than me, then my sister Gene, who is five years older than me and then my brother Gordon, who is two years older than me...
This next picture is around 1940-41, just before that serious illness that has now come home to roost..... Such an innocent little face......
Next, 1947....The Cocoanut Grove in The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles. My 16th Birthday.....
My mother, over on the left, then me, and then my sister Gene....That was an exciting night. To be in the famous Cocoanut Grove during it's amazing heyday....Truthfully, I don't remember very much about the evening, but I do remmeber being very excited to be there....

This next one is around 1957-58.....Something like that....My dear brother had a little runabout docked in Manhasset-Port Washington, and we would go out as often as we could....Sometimes just the two of us, and sometimes with friends....this was taken on the boat, by Gordon, who is a WONDERFUL photographer..... Many times we would go around Manhatten Island in this little 18 footer....It was, at times, rather daunting because of the bigger boats and the tides, especially down around the bottom of Manhatten going from the East River to the Hudson....But it was a lot of fun!

My three best friends from High School, and me....I'm over on the far left in the picture, which was taken at Christmas, 1960.....I moved to Los Angeles, February 1st, 1961.Flo, Ann, and Alice....Dear Alice I have known since we are five years old....! We are all turning 76 this year....in fact the three of them have already reached that milestone....June 4th, June 15th and June 16th....I am the baby in this group! So, Alice and I have known each other for 71 years! And Flo and Ann I have known for 62 years. Mind boggling, isn't it?

Then....the year my mother died, April, 1966, I spent almost the entire summer in Great Neck with my sister Gene...taking apart everything in my mothers house, packing up, sorting, etc....I turned 35 that summer in Great Neck, and came back to Los Angeles with three little wonderful kittens.... That's Sugar, who was the dearest of cats...he would go to anybody and even people who didn't like cats absolutely loved him. They said it was because he was like a dog....! (lol)....but he was all cat, believe me....Here we are together in my kitchen....


1971, Ankrum Gallery. The Opening of one of my Art Shows....two very important people in my life.....Bernie Casey, a painter and fabulous man, and Samella Lewis, an Artist and Art Historian, and the first African American woman or man, to be hired by the Los Angeles County Museum, not in a custodial position....A very brave woman....You've got to see this man....so here is another picture of him with me, in San Francisco, 1973, another opening of a one woman show of mine in The Bay Area, as we say..... He is a poet, too, by the way.....

Next.....1978, the three sisters...!Robin, Me, and Gene....at a party after another opening of another Art Show of mine....It was lovely to have both Robin and Gene there....Gordon was not able to come to this Art Show, and in fact, it was the only one that Robin ever saw....Gene saw quite a few, I'm happy to say....

1981. New York. September. Backstage...Betty G's Dressing room, after the show, "Supporting Cast"...a trip I had planned and then my father died suddenly.....I came East for his funeral, etc...and then came into Manhatten to see Betty and Joyce Van Patten....both in the play....That is Charley Berliner in the picture...he is a fabulous Set Designer/Costume Designer....and a great friend....

1989...New York, again. Christmas. Betty is in another show, "Meet Me In St. Louis".....So Christmas was in New York that year....it was cold, as you can see....We were standing out in the open at Rockerfeller Center having gone to see the tree all lit up and all the wonderful Christmas decorations....

1991. My 60th Birthday Celebration. I gave a big party at a beautiful restaurant that doesn't exist anymore..... Robin's lovely dear daughter Debbie, Gene, next to her....Jne Anne Smith O'Toole, a dear friend from High School....Warren Berry, another dear sweet friend....he and his two brothers were great great dancers, and Warren was also a fabulous singer...he is gone now....And then me. And speaking of singing....here I am at that Celebration singing a song I needed the lyrics for.....it was a special song honoring all my friends and how important they are to me.....

Next, 1993. England. The Cotswold's The most memorable day for all six of us....and a trip none of us will ever ever forget.....This was Lunch, at The Lygon Arms in Broadway.....You can read ALL about it in my Archives from November-December, 2005.

1996, the 65th Birthday at Betty G's house.... What a fabulously talented group in this picture....Over on the right, the brilliantly talented painter, Morris Broderson....that's Betty G's back...and we know how fabulously talented she is...Her composer son Garrett in the white shirt next to her....then me, then the fabulisly talented composer/lyricist, Ken Welch, who wrote my very first nightclub act....And Leslie Caveny, a superb writer, whose first film Penelope you can read about on IMDB.com, and about her, too....And she is talking to Andy Parks, Betty's other son who is a wonderful wonderful actor and has done two plays of Leslie's....And that's just the people in this picture.....

Then, my Birthday in 2004.... Dinner at a fun Italian Restaurant here in Los Angeles...that's the wonderful Shawn Flannigan, brilliant Event Co-Ordinator for STAGE.

And last...but hopefully not least.... With dear Garrett, (Parks, that is...) in our silly glasses, last year, at my 75th Birthday gathering.....and the last picture is me, standing out on my deck with the wind blowing through my 'never dyed' hair and on my never 'lifted' or 'botoxed' face.....no funny glasses, just heavier than I would like to be..... So there you have it....the life and times of Naomi....Probably more than you ever wanted to know, but, it was fun putting this together......And now I'm getting ready for the "Ladies Who Lunch" on Thursday....I hope someone else takes some pictures that day, too....(lol) Here I Come......











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91 Comments:
had this to say:

Woo-hoo, let's start the virtual celebration!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 2:39:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi! What a wonderful little potted history of your life! You really should write a book y'know as you have done so mucha and achieved a lot in your life, and lived through some great times.

I just love the pics of your birthdays gone by and you were certainly a real cutie as a baby!

I hope you have a most wonderful birthday adn that you share the pics from your lunch with us. Many Happy Returns! :) Much love from me and Bob.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 2:42:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Hi Naomi
Love your blog and wanted to wish you Happy Happy Birthday from UK.

Really enjoyed your Virtual Party last year, and continue to enjoy reading your stories and marvelling at your pictures.
Many Many Happy Returns!
Rachel

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 3:32:00 AM PDT 

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Happy Birthday Naomi! What a wonderful post. You certainly were a beautiful girl - you were headed for great things ahead and how great they were hey!

Wishing you a fabulous day over in the hills, from here alongside the Great Barrier Reef in Far North Queensland. (Isn't blogging great?)

May your 76th year be wonderful!!!! (You look fabulous BTW - you do not look your age!)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 3:53:00 AM PDT 

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Happy Birthday!! We've never met but I have spent the last few mornings having coffee with you. I'm very new to blogging and I have found some wonderfully inspiational women to learn from. You included. Just wanted you to know. You never stop inspiring people.Have a great day!
Karen Ann
PS. I wanna be you when I grow up.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 4:09:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy, Happy Birthday Baby!!!..

I remember the photo's from last year.. wow, I didn't realize I had been reading your blog that long already!.. time flies (you know the rest)

Have a Wonderful Day, I know that you will.. I hope we get to see even more pictures from your special day.

Birthday Hugs to you Naomi!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 4:11:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow! Lovely life story through photos. Many, many, many happy returns of the day...and best wishes strewn your way. You look pretty on your recent photo. Happy b-day young lady!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 4:18:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What a wonderful day for me to return to blogging and what a wonderful post. I so enjoy your pictures and especially old photos that reveal how one grows up or how things change. You are a truly beautiful woman and look far better than those who have been dyed, lifted, tucked, etc. Have a truly marvelous day!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 6:02:00 AM PDT 

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As is said in Yiddish: "Zol zein geszunt...Bis hundert un tsvantsik." (translation: You should be well...to age 120, ie. have a long life!)
Or if 120 is too long...
Biz hundert azoi ve tsvantsik! (you should live to 100 like a 20-year-old.)

Happy Birthday, Naomi, and enjoy the celebrations!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 6:34:00 AM PDT 

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Naomi, Martin and I both wish you a very happy birthday! How wonderful it was strolling down memory lane with you and your wonderful photographs. Your life has held so much, no boredom for you! I especially enjoyed the photograph of you on the boat with the wind in your hair. What spirit is captures!
May your birthday be filled with happiness and good cheer! I wish I were there to celebrate with you.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 6:49:00 AM PDT 

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This review is very moving and gives me chills! It's as though I can see into your soul in that last photo and some others. You're stunning, Naomi and so full of life. Thanks for sharing and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:20:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday!

I just love your picture-filled posts!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:43:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi...I saw your oldoldlady name on a friends blog and had to come here to meet you.
Turns out it's your birthday!!!
Happy Birthday lady!!!!
xo from another one getting older by the day
:-)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 8:05:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I smiled all the way through this, Naomi. What a wonderful, rich, loving, life you've had!
You were a beautiful little girl who grew up to be a beautiful woman...both inside and out.
I enjoyed your photos and commentary so much, so thanks for sharing.
And YOU....you have a wonderful and memorable birthday tomorrow. I have a feeling your home will be filled with love. You are such a special person....so here's to a great 76!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 8:28:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy happy birthday! 76 has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? 76 trombones - spirit of '76. It's a good number :) Have a lovely lovely day :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 8:45:00 AM PDT 

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Fantastic photos, Naomi. It's amazing how much your baby photo still looks like you, you can't say that about everyone. I love your 1940s ringlets and I'm beyond jealous of your birthday celebration at the Cocoanut Grove in its prime. I'm sure if we could pull the camera back we'd see Clark Gable and other luminaries at the adjacent tables.

That's Bernie Casey the actor, right? I remember him in lots of stuff. And Kendall and I were JUST talking about George Furth's play "The Supporting Cast" the other day! Sandy Dennis was in that too, right?

What was the restaurant that no longer exists? That Italian one on the top of Beverly Glen?

And speaking of Andy Parks, I was going through some of Oliver's old LPs last night because I want to record them digitally and put them on my iPod and I found an album Andy made when he was 15 called "Sex, School...and Like Other Pressures." What a hoot! Betty and Larry play his parents, of course. Do you remember that?

HAPPY 76th NAOMI! And many, many more!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 8:50:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy 76th birthday Naomi, to a fascinating and beautiful woman --
that was a wonderful way to celebrate with you ! Thank you for those great pictures and the history !

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 9:46:00 AM PDT 

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p.s. left you special bleesings on my blog today !

*smiles*

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 9:51:00 AM PDT 

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Naomi, what a great photo shoot of your life and birthday celebrations! Goodness, woman, you look wonderful at every age! What a great life you've had so far - and look at the wonderful and interesting people that have been in your life! To many more years...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 9:59:00 AM PDT 

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You look wonderful on the last picture, Naomi! And you have a real talent telling your own story. It's always a joy to read you and discover how much you love people and life.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 10:06:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Freda
had this to say:

Hi Naomi, I came here via Jan's Larry Parks Site. In the group photo taken at one of your parties, you can just see the top half of Garrett's face and he is so spookily like his dad! I wondered if you had a full face photo of Garrett?
Enjoying you blog:-)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 10:55:00 AM PDT 

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HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NAOMI! I must say you look more like 56 than 76...such a beautiful lady you are. I love coming to your blog, now that I know where it is! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures with us. They're great!!! I hope when I am 76 I have as much spirit as you! Later........ xoxoxo

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 11:41:00 AM PDT 

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Happy 76 tomorrow, Naomi, and many more to come! I do so enjoy your photos and histories. I don't knve half as many photos as you do - and fewof them are of me - since I was always the one with the camera.

Have a great luncheon, and tell the women that all the bloggers say hello!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 11:51:00 AM PDT 

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I saw your name on a friends blog and followed it over here. Well OMG I have spent a LOT of time reading. First of all Happy 76th Birthday - you are a true inspiration on how to keep ones spirit young! I have read back with fascination at many of your previous posts. What an interesting life and so many friends you've had for so long - just beautiful. I am bookmarking your remarkable site and can't wait to see the post on your next Ladies Who Lunch!!
I loved Betty Garrett on Laverne & Shirley and All In The Family, Bridget H. on the old series Here Come the Brides and Anne on The Dick Van Dyke Show. I can't believe I remember this kind of TV trivia but, yes, I do.
Again, Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 12:44:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I forgot to say I think you are one beautiful NATURAL woman!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 12:47:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday Naomi ... from another Long Island girl!!!

Marilyn

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 1:09:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

a *Very* Happy Birthday Naomi and **many** more of them!

I hope that you have the very best of days!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 1:11:00 PM PDT 

Blogger rpm
had this to say:

Happy Happy Birthday to you!! I loved seeing the pictures of you and your family and friends through the years. You are very beautiful and so is your voice that I hear when I read your words! What a great time of it you have had all these years. I sure do enjoy your stories.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 2:36:00 PM PDT 

Blogger mar
had this to say:

Happy, happy birthday to you, dear Naomi!! I wish you all the best and a wonderful day.
Looking forward to see pictures of the "Ladies who Lunch"!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 2:38:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday to YOU, Happy Birthday to YOU,

HHaaaaapppppeeeeeeeeee Biiiiiiirrrrrrtttthhhhddddaaayyy - dearest Naomi - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.

You are precious - I am blessed that you are in my life. May your dreams come true this year -

Birthday Week - we shall party. Love and Hugs.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 4:29:00 PM PDT 

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HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY DEAR NAOMI! I hope your day will be very, very happy, and that all the best happens every moment of it. In my thoughts I will be there with you and I feel like I know you like an old friend. Love this wonderful post and I so enjoy all photos. Do you know that your baby face still looks like your actual face? Just beautiful and lovely! And when I read the comments I saw that Danny said the same!

I wish all the happiness to you and I am looking forward to see pictures of the "Ladies who Lunch"! Many hugs and many kisses to you my dear friend!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 4:39:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous nebula5
had this to say:

This happy occasion has transformed me (for the moment) from 'long-time lurker' to 'happy birthday wisher!'

I enjoy your writing and photos so much. Best wishes today an always.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 4:44:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hip-Hoppity-HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo of you that Gordon took on the boat. Your haircut is divine and you look SO Hollywood - On the level with Audrey Hepburn!
Hot mamma!!!

I also love the last photo of you. You seem to have a negative opinion of it, but it really is a lovely picture of you.

I wish you many, many more birthdays and good health to go along with them. I know health problems have been an issue for you, and I just wish for you to have renewed strength and better health.

Have a great day on Thursday with your "ladies who lunch" friends. Eat well and laugh!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 5:15:00 PM PDT 

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Dear Naomi,

You are so beautiful. I feel so silly sitting here in America's Dairyland with tears streaming down my face. Somehow you managed to put together the most lovely moments of your life.

I congratulate you on so many decades well lived. It seems like you have a voracious appetite for life itself.

Sometimes, at age 48, I feel so fearful about the future. The world seems to have gone mad in the last six years. But I am utterly optimistic in reading your life.

I need to re-read this when I'm not crying.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 5:24:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy birthday, Naomi! What a fun walk through your fabulous life. Thank you so much for sharing and thank you for your kind comments on my little slice of life.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 5:48:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday,
Thank you for sharing the photographs. What a wonderful life you're living.
I also want to be you when I grow up!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 6:38:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

What a lovely and kind words you said about my family! I am so proud and grateful for your praise, Naomi! Thank you! I appreciate it more than I can tell you!

I wish you again a wonderful day! Happy, Happy Birthday my dear friend!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:55:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

A little bit late but at least was able to make it. Happy Birthday! Enjoyed looking at all the photos. You are a beautiful woman and beautiful then. People with good hearts look beautiful always.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 8:35:00 PM PDT 

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Happiest BDay my beautiful, talented, witty and loving friend! You brighten each and every day for me---as I know you do for so many others. I hope your coming year is filled with more and more love and peace---nobody deserves it more!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 9:18:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

[Lifts glass & clears throat]...

Here's to you, Naomi, a wonderful talent & a fabulous lady, wishing you the very best of health and happiness on your 76th Birthday - and may there be many more wonderful celebrations to come!

CHEERS!!!

And PS: Thanks for sharing such great photos! How fantastic you look for your age!!! You are truly an inspiration!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 9:24:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Those photos were awesome. That was such a great post, I enjoyed it immensely! You and Lil Red's birthdays are very close....his is June 29th at 3:23. Pretty cool! BIG HUGS for your birthday, eat some cake for me! =) You're present is going out until next week....i'm a little behind the times here lately. =)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 9:36:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday! As a blogger gift this is a cute Happy Birthday I found on YouTube. It seems like something you'd get a kick out of.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DENcb3f9hJE

I LOVED the pictures!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 11:19:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm overwhelmed. Here you have your birthday and what do you do: You give us a fantastic gift of a post. I'm so impressed over your generousity.

Happy birthday to you and may you live for many, many years to come. The world needs people like you.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 11:37:00 PM PDT 

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Happy Birthday to you......

Happy Birthday to you.......

Happy Birthday darling Naomi.......

Happy Birthday to you.......

and many mo-o-o-o-re.........

btw - I love that photo in on your Cotswolds holiday - it was one of the first photos of you I saw, and I liked you immediately.

Have a fantastic birthday - love to Betty and the Ladies What Lunch :-)
Thank you for sharing your life through photos....

Oodles of hugs from me, MB, Pandora and Charlie...

cq

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 12:06:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

There's a cake for you at casa kenju, Naomi! Have a big slice and a Happy Birthday!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 4:38:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy, Happy Birthday dear friend and blogger fellow Naomi!

What a lovely and well documented story of your life - I really enjoy reading it and watching the pics.

You really have lived a rich life and you deserve all the good things happening to you!

I wish you an exciting Birthday and many more to come!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 5:30:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Joyce
had this to say:

Happy Birthday Naomi, Fantastic 76! I'm visiting from Terri/Island Writer site, I plan on adding you to my favorites to visit again. Take care!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 5:31:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Just popping back to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the actual day. Enjoy every moment and know I'm thinking of you.
A happy and very healthy year ahead, Naomi.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 6:06:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Haaaaaappppyyy Birthdaayyyy to youuuu

Happpppyyyyy Birthdayyyy to youuuuu
Haaaaapppyyy Birthdassyyyy dear Naomiiiii

Haaaappppy birthdayyyy to youuuuuu...and many moreeee;)

OH boy you're so beautiful...your pics just made me smile and reading about your life...oh you're just so very special Naomi!!!

Thank you so much for sharing all this with us...

I will leave you a big wonderful bouquet of flowers for your birthday and lots of love!!!

Maria

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 6:58:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday to you and hope your year ahead is one filled with much joy. I loved the photo story of your life. It's so great to see how someone ages, the changes they go through to get to where they are. We elders are the lucky ones that we got here to experience the whole enchilada of life

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:16:00 AM PDT 

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76 years. Amazing, Naomi. The pictures really illustrate well some of the people in your life.

Happy 76th Birthday

I'm sure you'll be the center of attention at this month's luncheon. Have a great time there and during today's virtual celebration of your birth!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 8:24:00 AM PDT 

Blogger ~A~
had this to say:

Such wonderful pictures and memories.

Happy Birthday and here's to many more pictures and memories.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 8:33:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Naiomi, Happy Birthday! Hope you and the Thurday Girls, just have a great day of fellowship. And loving and sharing. And by the way you are a very pretty woman, who happens to be 76!. And thank you so much for sharing your life with us. Pat from NY.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 9:43:00 AM PDT 

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Happy, Happy Birthday to you. You are such a beautiul woman inside and out. May you have many more wonderful days ahead of you:-).
((hugs)) and warm wishes.
Angela

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 9:46:00 AM PDT 

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Glad I stumbled upon your blog. Happy Birthday. You look amazing to me.
Love your life story and photos.
Please feel free to visit me. I have recently put some photos on of our Atlantic crossing ... well, from the Azores to North Wales.
Cheers!
Lorenzo.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 10:20:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous The Fat Lady
had this to say:

Happy Birthday, Naomi!

I hope every moment of this day is filled with fun, flowers, friends (not to mention choclate cake!) and everything that is beautiful and dear to you.

Your 76 trombones are heralding a very lengthy and gala parade thru cyberspace. Thanks for sharing with us.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 10:58:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday! Loved all the pictures, that Bernie Casey is a babe!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 11:41:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

What an amazing post! It's wonderful to read through your life story based on all the wonderful photos you shared with us.

I'm a regular readers of CQ's blog, and I popped on over here from her place. I'm so glad I did.

Happy birthday, and here's to many more. Incidentally, it's also my Mother's birthday today too lol.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 11:57:00 AM PDT 

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Happy Birthday (late of course)! I hope you have many, many more filled with fun and happy memories! I lurk here and rarely comment. I'm going to get better about that!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 12:42:00 PM PDT 

Blogger mar
had this to say:

I came back with more bday wishes, just because...
Have a wonderful birthday lunch with the ladies!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 1:06:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I hope you had a WONDERFUL day!! Happy Birthday!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 1:10:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY again, my dear Naomi! Today is the great day! Wishing you all the happiness in the world! Much love from me!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 1:12:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

For the same reason as Mar's as a good thing never can be said enough times:
Happy Birthday to you Naomi:-)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 1:30:00 PM PDT 

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What a marvelous post! It is a pleasure to read it! I would like to visit all these beautiful towns and know all the people you talk about! Thanks to Renny too who presents you blog!
Happy Birthday Naomi!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 1:48:00 PM PDT 

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HAPPY Birthday and VERY nice to meet you! Hope you are having the best day! Your post and pictures are so beautiful! :-D

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 2:43:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy, happy birthday my dear friend. I have come to the conclusion that you are ageless!
I hope this year has wonderful things in store for you.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 3:20:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am here via Renny. A very happy birthday to you!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 5:04:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi,
HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYY!!!!

That was a great post! All the best!

I came via Renny's site. Cheers. Have a blast today!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 5:51:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hiya Naomi...Happy Birthday to you what a wonderful milestone :) Many many happy returns!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 6:16:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday. You are absolutely too beautiful.

Wishing you many more.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:00:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

What wonderful pictures Naomi!! I loved all the pictures but I guess I like that first one and the last one best!! You were a beautiful baby and now you are a beautiful lady.

I do hope your birthday has been fantastic!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAOMI!!!! And many more...........

Hugs to you!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:03:00 PM PDT 

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If i'm a little late.. no matter, you have SOooo many friends to wish you a Happy Birthday and may you have a Wonderful year ahead.... and many more!!! You are a Gem Naomi and give so much pleasure with your Blog and your camera! Keep 'em coming! My Best to you.... Jan @ Larry's Site.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:26:00 PM PDT 

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I'm here via Renny's blog to wish you a very happy birthday! I love all of your photos. You've lived such a full and wonderful life so far- here's to many more!

Cheers!
Lisa

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:32:00 PM PDT 

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had this to say:

I hope you have had a wonderful birthday and that all your wishes will come true this year.... here are wishes for health, happiness, and peace of mind!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 9:18:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy happy birthday! Wishes of good health to you

Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 1:49:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow, you have had quite a life. Happy 76th. I love your "never" dyed hair and your naturally beautiful face....

Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 4:55:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I know I'm late but I still wanted to say ........

"Happy Birthday you!" or as they say in Welsh "Penblwydd Hapus cariad Naomi!"

Jo
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Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 12:18:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday to you Naomi. I think I might be late in greeting you since I just got back to the online world.

Oh and another colourful history. I am always amaze when you write about your own personal history. It is like watching a movie.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 1:11:00 PM PDT 

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What a fabulous read, Naomi. I just met you (through Renny's post) but feel I already know you! You share my mom's birthday, who died in 1997 at age 80. She would have been 91 this week!

Happy BirthWEEK!

Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 1:54:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm late (sorry about that!).

Happy happy happy happy happy birthday! Thanks for sharing your life with us :)

Here's to 76 more!

Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 4:53:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I SO can not believe I missed your birthday! DAGGONE it! I'm sorry Naomi... Ever so HAPPY a belated wish!!! You've had some birthdays to talk about haven't ya?! Well... I don't think I wish you 76 MORE years... but I certainly DO wish you a good many more!!! (((Hugs!)))

Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 7:58:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy B-day! You have an amazing number of pic to document the special events of your life.
I would love to be able to throw a big 6Oth party for myself. I was supposed to for 50 but chickened out. Maybe I'l have to do 55!

Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 8:35:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

again mazal tov...I LOVED THIS POST...JUST LOVED IT...what a marvellous trip down memory lane...may every good thing you would wish for yourself come true this year...ohmein...shabbat shalom...yahooooooooooooooooo

Friday, June 29, 2007 at 5:12:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday. I wish all your wishes come true.

Have a healthier more years to come.

^^

Friday, June 29, 2007 at 5:20:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

A belated but sincere happy birthday greeting! You obviously had a great celebration. Here's wishing you many more.

Am really impressed that you are allowing yourself to age naturally, and think you look lovely in that photo, despite your perception you have extra weight you don't want.

I don't do anything to my hair either, but my how sad I was to see the natural red give way to my silver and gold threads as I call them.

Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 4:05:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oooh, this was such a joy to experience, Naomi. These entries must take you hours of research, production and writing. I know I'd be at it all day if I were able to write entries so intricate.

A couple of thoughts come to mind...

1 - your never-lifted and never botoxed self: beauty takes so many forms. You don't need any help achieving it. You already have it, inside and out.

2 - I could never know enough about your fascinating, amazing life. The more you share, the more we'll all be here to read.

Thank you for your e-mail. It made my day, as it always does when I hear from you. I'm going to take your advice and write a post on the iPhone. Dedicated to you, of course, because you always inspire us in all sorts of ways.

Sunday, July 1, 2007 at 12:09:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy birhtday Naomi. I heard about you from RennyBa

Sunday, July 1, 2007 at 1:18:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm a little late--been out of town and unplugged. Renny mentioned your birthday. You look great and have had some great times and friends. Thanks for sharing with us.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at 5:20:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi,
I get your blog from Renny. Happy birthday, even I'm to late now, but it comes from the heart! I love your blog and the pictures. You have a very interesting life!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at 3:24:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh, look how much I've missed on your blog while I was on vacation!

I loved these photos, this post esp. because there are so many photos of you!

~S

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 12:07:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

You are beautiful!!!! The years have been really kind to you!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 2:49:00 PM PDT 

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