Monday, May 07, 2007

Happy Birthday

Many great things have happened on May 7th throughout history. To name just a few, on this very day in 1429, Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orleans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning wounded to lead the final charge; in 1664, Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles; in 1812, Robert Browning is born in London; in 1824, it is the world premier of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Vienna; in 1833 composer Johannes Brahms is born in Hamburg; in 1840, Tchaikovsky is born in the Ural region of Russia; in 1908, the University of British Columbia is founded in Vancouver as a branch of McGill; in 1919, Eva Peron was born; in 1920, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto opens an exhibition titled ‘The Group of Seven’ with paintings by Carmichael, Harris, Jackson, Johnston, Lismer, MacDonald and Varley…their first exhibition; in 1985, the Edmonton Oilers take their second Stanley Cup. But one of most special things to ever have happened on this day was the birth of my very dear friend Cheryl over at Free Range Living. So, my very, very dear friend, for your birthday, I present you my magic lamp with genie intact and three wishes. I used up my final wish to wish you a most wonderful and magical garden on your new property.


To everyone else, if you have a chance, please do pop over and wish Cheryl a very happy birthday. And as old Bill Shakespeare says, " With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." (Cheryl...not that am wishing you wrinkles...but when they do come, let them be a testament to the happiness in your life.)

16 comments:

Cheryl said...

Carla, you are such a good friend, thank you.
As for the wrinkles, if it's mirth and laughter that causes them, at least now I know who to blame for a large percentage of them! ;D
By the way, did you take that photo? Chuck says no way, I say you did - please settle this for us!
(((Hugs)))

Carla said...

You're not still laughing about that high school French project are you? Tell Chuck that you win. I took the pic in Geneva in 05.

Beccy said...

Thanks for popping by my blog. I wish I had a genie prehaps it could help me with the school building costs and a new garden sounds good too.

Carla said...

Hi Beccy, I really am stunned by the amount that you are expected to pay for your children's schooling, especially those "donations." Good luck finding your genie.

PortraitofPeter said...

Hi Carla, will pop over to offer belated birthday greetings - just realised it's the 8th today!!


Delightful photo's.

Carla said...

Hi Peter, yes, I was a little slow in posting yesterday as I had so much else going on. Thanks for stopping by.

Winters said...

I'll certainly wish Cheryl a birthday visit.

And a lovely day to you Carla. Thank you for your comment "en français" on my blog. :)

JBelle said...

Such a gorgeous post!

Sirdar said...

I said my Happy Birthday to Cheryl. Nice picture of the little bird too.

Carla said...

Winters, And I wish you a most lovely day as well. Has Paris settled down since the election?

JBelle, Thanks. It's good to see you're back to posting.

Sidar, I'm glad you were able to stop over at Cheryl's. Thanks for the kudos on the photo.

Steffi said...

great post and interesting to read,Carla!Have a nice day!

Carla said...

Thanks Steffi, I hope you have a good day as well.

Melissavina said...

What a fantastic Shakespearian quote for your friend! I may steal that for the next birthday card I make.

You've got yourself a lovely page here! Thanks for coming by to visit mine.

:)

Carla said...

Melissavina, I hope you find good use for the quote. Thanks for dropping by.

Debbie said...

A beautiful tribute to your frind.

Carla said...

Thanks Debbie.