Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day Three Hundred Thirty Nine 2012

My Aunt Joy Brown was  born on this date in 1914 (the year World War 1 began, the president was Woodrow Wilson, the first red and green traffic lights were installed (in Cleveland), the Panama Canal officially opened, and a postage stamp cost 2 cents.) She is 98 years old. But you’d never know it. She’s still tap dancing, after all. She feels those aches and pains, of course, but she’s still going strong and refuses to stop. So family and friends gathered together once again on this date to celebrate the life of Joy Brown. She relished every moment of it (even though she couldn’t hear half of it) and plans to do it all over again next year. Happy Birthday, Aunt Joy! I love you, and as I’ve always said, I want to be just like you when I grow up.


Kelly said...

Knox would have enjoyed the tap dancing,

Ann S. said...

Nice picture of Aunt Joy! She truly is an inspiration. Born in 1914, wow!

Jane said...

I really enjoyed this party more than any of the others for some reason. She's an inspiration!