2009-05-09 me, myself and I

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    I'm not sure which one, or if any of them really look like me!

    It is my birthday today!
    I was born in a house at Broadway and Heather Street, in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

    Some of my dear Flickr friends know my age, but not many... so here goes.

    The year was 1923. I am 86 years young!

    I am truly blessed with three fine sons and their families. I have been given many talents.

    I am amazed that two months ago I discovered I could draw people.. With practice (lots of it) they are getting better... and I am enjoying a full life..

    You, my dear Flickr friends, add to my joy and happiness. With love. Norma.

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    1. fortuitous fotos 60 months ago | reply

      ......the birds are singing, and the sun is shining.......looks like it's going to be a good one Norma........have a Happy Birthday and a Happy Mother's day tomorrow!

    2. www.digitaldirect.ca 60 months ago | reply

      Happy Birthday Norma! You are a true inspiration ;-) and your talent is amazing !! Bravo!!

    3. Careann 60 months ago | reply

      Happy, happy birthday to you! I hope your day is as special for you as you are to all your family and friends. And I agree, I think the top sketch reflects you the best. Well done!

    4. HopsMaltYeast 60 months ago | reply

      Happy Birthday to you Norma and thanks for the birthday gift you gave all of us by posting your drawings. You do have a gift for drawing and photography and are developing them so well.

      You could win a lot of bets by having folks guess your age - I would have guessed at least 15 fewer years.

      And Happy Mother's Day for tomorrow.

    5. Dan & Jean 60 months ago | reply

      happy birthday mom see you tomorrow

    6. Greg7 60 months ago | reply

      Happy Birthday Norma!!! Wishing you all the best in your new year!!
      It sounds like your sons are going to have a celebration with you. Have a wonderful time!!

    7. Denyse Béchard 60 months ago | reply

      My dear Norma, your drawings are very good. I already wished you Happy Birthday and I do wish you had a great day.
      Here is a link to show you when was mine!
      On my Birthday

    8. photo fiddler 60 months ago | reply

      I feel so lucky to know such a fine person, one who loves learning and life and so many people. I hope your day was all you could have wished for. The paintings fit my image of you - smiling :)

    9. Dancing star [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      They're all beautifully sketched. Happy belated wishes for your birthday! Hope you had a grand day. You're wonderful!

    10. silviaON 60 months ago | reply

      happy belated birthday wishes :)
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      Seen in some comments. (?)

    11. abejorro34 60 months ago | reply

      Wow, you can draw very good!!! Great works!!!

    12. Ten Directions 60 months ago | reply

      a belated Happy Birthday to you!!

    13. ANiceCupofTea 60 months ago | reply

      Happy Birthday, dear Norma. What a delight to see you challenge yourself to draw portraits and, in a very short time, you have created amazing sketches! I love the above three self portraits. Each one captures a part of you....

    14. FlowrBx 60 months ago | reply

      This is just like me to be late wishing a dear friend happy birthday! I wish you many more wonderful birthdays to come, Norma!

    15. marionvermazen 60 months ago | reply

      A belated Happy Birthday. My Mother was born in May of 1924 in Vancouver BC. I read about you on Claude's Blag. I love your pictures. Have a wonderful year!!

    16. jerrycat 60 months ago | reply

      Belated happy birthday to you, Nonie (I like this version of your name!)!!!
      My godmother was born (in Germany) on 1923-05-15 - only a few days away from you.
      May you enjoy many more years of a creative and fulfilled life!!! God bless you!!!
      (Me, too, I think the top one looks most like your icon.)

    17. sgilliamh 60 months ago | reply

      Happy birthday, Norma! (I like Nonie best, too! although there was a very famous Norma...!)
      You are exactly 20 1/2 years younger than my mother, who died in 1992 and was born in 1903.
      It's very inspiring to see such terrific drawings and to see your Saturday group looking so happy! Hope you had a great day!

    18. Marcela® 60 months ago | reply

      Happy birthday! Late but with a big hug!
      I can definitively recognize you in the picture in the middle. Your people drawings are showing an incridible improvement!

    19. Nilla_ 60 months ago | reply

      Wish you a belated happy birthday.
      I enjoy your drawings and must say you are talent.
      Wish you many years to come!!!

    20. Imapix 60 months ago | reply

      Late but:

      Joyeux Anniversaire Nonie!

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