Happy Birthday, Mom!

24 June 2011 12:56 AM CDT

Happy Birthday, Mom!  Today we’re gonna celebrate my mother’s birthday with a collection of images from previous birthdays.  Sounds appropriate, right?  I kinda got the idea from my dad.  He posted a blog today detailing what we were doing on my mom’s birthday last year, 10 years ago, 20 years ago, and 30 years ago.  Well, I’m happy to report that I have pictures to accompany those dates!  Hooray!  Let’s get started :)

Here’s a look at June 23, 2010 (last year).  We were busy driving across the country with my parents.  We filled a U-Haul trailer full of my stuff in Denver and drove it all the way back to Nashville.  On June 23 we were in St. Louis, Missouri visiting my sister and celebrating my mother’s birthday.  If you look closely, this is a picture taken from inside our car with a view of the St. Louis Arch.

2010 06-24 St. Louis, Missouri

Unfortunately, I can’t find any digital pictures from my mother’s birthday 10 years ago.  Darn.  Ok, moving on to 20 years ago, June 23, 1991.  We celebrated my mom’s birthday in the mountains at my Great Uncle Louis’s house with the Carl and Debbie Lundstrom crew.  Here we all are: 

1991 06 Thede - Colorado and Nebraska

Now time for my mom’s birthday 30 years ago, June 23, 1981.  This is a great picture.  I’m not sure if it was taken exactly on my mom’s birthday, but it was taken really close to it.  My mom was pregnant with my sister, Emily, who was born just a little over a month after my mom’s birthday.

1981 07 Thede - Emily Thede's Birth

So, there you have it, the birthday’s that correlate with my dad’s blog post about my mother’s birthday.  If you wanna check out my dad’s blog post you can find it here.

And now, let’s take a look at some earlier birthdays.  Let’s hop in the time machine and look at some of my mother’s birthdays from the 1950s and 1960s.

Let’s begin our reverse chronological journey with June 23, 1964:

1964 06-23 Laurie Ekwall 10th Birthday

June 23, 1963:

1963 06 Kenneth Ekwall - Laurie Ekwall Birthday Party

June 23, 1960:

1960 06 - Laurie Ekwall 6th Birthday

June 23, 1959:

1959 06 - Ekwall Films - Laurie Irene Ekwall Birthday

June 23, 1958:

1958 06-23 Ekwall - Laurie Irene Ekwall on her Birthday 03

June 23, 1957 (I particularly love this shot because it has my mom, her sister, her mother, and both my great-grandfather Emil Ekwall and my great-grandmother Mary Ella Ekwall. Not sure about the person in blue, mom, any ideas?):

1957 06-23 Ekwall - Laurie Irene Ekwall Birthday, Cathie, Frances, Emil, and Ella

Another from June 23, 1957 (this is a classic birthday shot, I love it):

1957 06 - Ekwall Films - Laurie Irene Ekwall Birthday

And last but not least, June 23, 1955:

1955 06-23 Ekwall - Laurie Irene Ekwall Birthday 01