Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Continued Birthday Greetings Little Sister


I will never forget the day that you were born Gail. We were all waiting anxiously at home for the news...Dad Golden, Betty[13],Terry[12],Teddy[10], Gary[9], Sandra[4] Gracey[2]. When the call came to Dad Golden that Mom Golden was bringing home ANOTHER girl, your big brother Edwardo got so mad!. "Mom was supposed to get a boy! It is not fair!" Of course we never knew that Mom didn't get the choice. We were far too young to know.. All that we knew was that whenever Mom Golden got a little chubby and she disappeared for a week that when she returned she would have a new bundle in her arms filled with a baby!
Betty of course, Gail, took right over. She was always the kind big sister and she would keep a watchful eye out for all of her younger brothers and sisters.
You had a thick thatch of dark hair Gail, just as had all the Golden babies when they were born.
As you grew older, everyone noticed how much you looked like your mother. I have put a few pictures of Mom Golden in here so that you can see the resemblance.
You have been a good daughter to Mom and Dad, Gail and a good sister to all of the kids.
Even though you live in New Market, many miles from home with your great husband Ross and your three precious boys, Curtis, Phillip and Daniel, you always find the time of day to phone Mom and Dad Golden at least twice during the day.
I went over to Mom's today and went through her photo albums and came up with these pictures. There are very few baby pictures of you because I never stole that camera from Mom and Dad until we moved out west. Therefore there are very few pictures of you as a baby!
I hope that you had a nice birthday.
I got your message on the phone wishing ME a Happy Birthday.
You and Gary never forget!
Take care and remember that Bernie and I love you.....: Love Bernie and Terry

PS...We are so happy that you know the Lord as your Saviour Gail!













































10 comments:

Felisol said...

Dear terry,
beautiful post,-again!
I took the time and double clicked each picture. You are a swell bouquet of girls, six sisters and your gorgeous Mom.
Maybe you are right; Gail is the one looking MOSTLY like your Mom, but you've all got some of your delicate looks from hr. What an heritage.
God bless all of you, and my prayerchild Dad Golden as well.
From Felisol

Amrita said...

All you Golden gals are so pretty. You are a very special family and as I am getting you know you I feel so privelleged.

You arethe Golden Girls of Canada.
I 've posted a picture of you on my blog.

Oh that I had wings of a dove to fly right and give each of you a hug and cook lots of Indian food for you (with mild spices).

My baby sister was born at home. I was 4 and Anju was 5 and we were trying to stand on tip toe and take a peek inside. But the doors and windows were tightly shut and curtained so we couldn 't figure out what was going on inside.Anyway we got to see our baby sister later on when everything was calm.

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
I have e-mailed you many hours ago.
Please do send a new message if you have not gotten my answer.
Hugs from Felisol

passing-thru said...

GREAT POST ---

A Special woman this Terry and she shows so well , what a special family she has and shares with us all ------

Blessings Terry to U and your wonderful family

~Robin said...

great family photos-very sweet:)

Saija said...

happy birthday to a little sister! ...

praying for you guys ... re the health issues ...

((hugs))

audrey` said...

Hi Terry

Yeah!
Gail looks like Mummy Golden =)

Jim said...

Hi Terry, you all are quite a family. Six girls and two boys? Or are there others you didn't mention. I didn't see Edwardo in the list of kids waiting?

Yes, Gail does look a lot like Mom Golden still today per the latest picture. I'm glad you had a large family, it is all good now, right?

And,
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!

That is about all the better I can sing. LPP tried to teach me her NICE birthday song but I just can get it memorized. So, Happy Birthday (late) Sister Gail!
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Sara said...

sweet post. i love how you add pictures to make us feel we know you all.

Terry said...

Thanks Saija for fixing that first picture of Gail for me!
It looks a lot better!

Hi Sara...You are always so appreciative of old pictures and your own blog is just chuck full of them....When I look at them I must say that they were the "good old days"...Love Terry