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Monday, August 29, 2011

Another Year Older

Don't you hate it when your kids just keep getting older in spite of your heartfelt wishes that they would stay forever young? No- it's not nostalgia - it's pure T selfish 'cuz it means I must be getting older, too and I'm fighting it like heck! It's hard to explain that you're only 28 when your pride and joy starts showing gray around the temples. Oh well, maturity has its perks and when I figure out what they are, I'll let y'all know!!
Anyhoo, my tribute card to my son may need explaining. We have a small garden, mostly in planter boxes, and since he took over my farming responsibilities he's been getting creative. Second year now, he planted four (count 'em-four) corn stalks in a 12 inch by 30 inch planter. And such corn you've never tasted! Fresh off the cob, just like my growing up years when we went to the local farms and bought fresh by the bushel. Mother would have the pot boiling, with that little pinch of sugar, while we frantically husked the ears so we'd get the freshest, sweetest corn in the world. Okay, rather than blustering on indefinitely, here's the card. My salute to Farmer Rob and his four corn stalks on his xxxx'th birthday.

I've added his favorite expression, gleaned from his Great Grandfather's impressive collection of Yiddish slang. I actually paid for this stamp, simply because I was so intrigued by the fact that there really WAS a stamp with this sentiment. Too much fun. So, here's the inside. I hope he gets as big a kick out of receiving this as I had making it.

I've entered some challenges, this week.
 Crazy 4 Challenges: Male Card
Cupcake Inspirations: Fall Colors
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbons: Keep it Clean

Whew! Definitely a First for Me!


  1. What a fabulous card! I love the theme.

  2. Sue, this card is awesome! My husband (from Iowa) use to shuck corn with his mom for a local farmer...they got so many cents per ear! He loooooves sweet corn and, if there is such a thing, is a corn snob. When I buy it from the grocery store, he won't eat it but if I get it off a farmer's truck, it's heaven. And once I got ahold of some Iowa corn and, swear to God, he KNEW it was Iowa corn before I even had time to tell him. Took one bite, looked up at me with his eyes a-shinin' and said, "Where did you get this? This is IOWA corn!" LOL!
    Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
    Rene :D

  3. LOL! Love this post and LOVE the card and LOVE the Yiddish slang. I say that ALL the time. :)
    Yeah you for fighting the aging system..me too! I find it's fascinating that my children can age, but I don't. LOL The older I get the less mirrors in the house.
    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful card with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx
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  4. Love them. So nice to see something different like this. great job.

    Smiles Sher

  5. Fantastic card and perfect to the story you told us! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  6. apparently Right Card for the Right person! ;-) Even i don't have a kid, i'm fighting with aging like heck! lol Happy birthday to your son! oh yea, recently corns i buy here aren't "good looking"...:-(

  7. FANTASTIC card Sue.. He WILL love this..Loz

  8. Beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  9. Ha! Too cute! Thanks for playing the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

  10. the corn on the cob, I mean on the card looks good enough to eat. I love the card.
    thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.
    by the way my father was 29 until all of us kids were in our 40's. I think he then became 35.

  11. So beautiful, thanks for sharing!
    Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!