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The best way to wish a happy birthday to someone you love ... Happy birthday Ida!

Updated on June 9, 2016

More candles would have caused a fire

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You raised me up!

I tried to think of the best way to wish you a very happy birthday and was at a loss.

I didn’t want to write anything trite like “You’re the boss applesauce” so

I thought about one very impactful moment and words you probably don’t remember …

“She writes like a college student.”

Words can hurt


Until that point I had heard all of the negative declarations like

a) You don’t look like the rest of them (my sisters)!

b) Why are you the darkest one?

c) If you don’t learn to play the piano, you will be washing dishes for white people

d) You don’t dress as good as your sister.

(stopping to cry for a minute)

You gave me confidence to prepare for the rest of my life. I’m sure some wish I were not so confident.


I hope this feels like a party

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Your impact on my life

I tell my students that I am beautiful and so are they. When they tell me I look nice or I have on a beautiful blouse, I say, “I know!” They love to hear me say, "I know!"

I do hope that you get many visits, calls, cards, and warm hugs.

I am where I am because you were where you were

When I needed someone to be there.

Since I can’t be there, I can't sing the birthday song.

You are the wind beneath my wings

Happy birthday Ida!


I hope everyone who reads this will respond with, “Happy birthday Ida!”


The best way to wish a happy birthday to someone you love ... Happy birthday Ida!

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    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      4 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you so much!

    • abbaelijah profile image

      Abba Elijah aka elijagod 

      4 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

      humm !

      Nice birthday hub !

      Thanks for sharing...

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      6 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you Mhtter!

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Beautiful tribute/ card. Add my Happy Birthday

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      6 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you Deb! I remember THOSE days!!!

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      Debbiedeb 

      6 years ago

      Happy Birthday Mrs. Moose I hope you are enjoying your day. I thank you as well for all the things that you did for me . I finished colleg with a double major and grad school for one of your ducklings who loved to party. I think of you often.

      Deborah

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      6 years ago from Fontana

      So much for a quick write! I've made 7 corrections in the last 3 minutes! :-(

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