Saturday, February 20, 2010

55 Things to Know about the Birthday Girl!

1. Today is my 55th birthday!
2. I was born in Spartanburg, SC
3. I have a older brother and a younger brother
4. My mom was a postmistress
5. My dad managed a grocery store

6. I went to Russia in high school
7. I went to college at Pfeiffer College in Meisenheimer, North Carolina
8. On the Russia trip, we also visited several Eastern European countries
9. I've also traveled to Turkey and Uzbekistan

10. My first daughter, Patricia Leigh, was born in Las Vegas, NV when I was 27
11. Extreme Home Makeover is my favorite tv show
12. Over the years, I've had 4 special dogs
13. I once worked in a mattress factory14. I currently drive a fun car: a VW Eos hardtop convertible
15. I love to listen to and sing to praise & worship songs
16. I used to sell tupperware
17. I was married on May 22, 1976 in Spartanburg, SC

18. If I was a crayon, I would be Gold
19. I am a mother-in-law to 1 (so far)

20. My dream vacation is an Alaskan cruise
21. My 50th birthday has been my most memorable so far
22. When I was little, I wanted to be a MOM when I grew up

23. My second daughter, Valerie Elaine, was born 6 days before I turned 31 in Alberquerque, NM
24. I've lived in UT and MS

25. I currently spend several hours a day as a nanny for 4 kiddos under age 6
26. I have several long-time friends for whom I'm very thankful
27. I am also blessed to have a loving extended family
28. My favorite job has been a stay-at-home mom

29. This is my first birthday without my Mom, and she is missed
30. My father and my husband both passed away on Sunday, February 25, but 6 years apart

31. My Dad was so great that he used to drive 3.5 hours just to cut our grass
32. My bridal portraits were taken months after my wedding, and I was never a fan
33. My favorite toy growing up was our backyard

34. I like to watch college football
35. I've been a bank teller
36. I want to travel a lot more
37. I traveled to France with my middle daughter and loved riding along the Riveria in our rented convertible

38. I took German in high school
39. I majored in history
40. My favorite color is green
41. I've been on 2 cruises to the Bahamas
42. Laura Katherine, my 3rd daughter was also born in Alberquerque, NM when I was 33
43. All 3 of my daughters graduated from college with honors (they have my smarts)
44. I'm part of a loving church family who have loved,
supported, and helped grow me for over 20 years
45. Dark chocolate is my favorite candy
46. Daisies are my favorite flower
47. I enjoy catching up with friends from Air Force days
48. I'm thankful for each day
49. My wonderful daughter is about to move home again to keep me company
50. I have 3.5 granddogs
(Tori is technically a granddog, but she's pretty much mine)
51. I met and married Carl Tyndall while in college
52. I went to England with Carl and some school friends and one of our professors
53. I lived in SC, NC, MS, and NV before having kids

54. My daughters love me more than I know!
55. I am a VERY special lady

Happy Birthday Momma!
We love you very much!


  1. LOVE IT!! Happy Birthday Beth! :)

  2. Sweet! I made the photo cut!

    That feels like it must have been 20 years ago...

    Happy Birthday Momma Tyndall!