Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mixed Message


How many of you would be happy to have these messages in your yard?!

Today in Minnesota History: 1884- Anna Ramsey dies. Admired as the governor's "helpmeet," she led efforts to create homeless shelters and support other charities. (Reference: MNHS.ORG)

21 comments:

  1. Oh, I would be happy if someone do that for me :)

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  2. LOL.. I wouldn't mind :) I've gotten used to growing old. It would just mean someone loved me enough to put signs up.

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  3. I would, I would. I love birthdays, always have and always will.

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  4. c'est sympa comme idee. Ann doit etre contente.


    they is sympathetic like idea. Ann must be content.

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  5. Good find! if i don't look my age, then i wouldn't mind. Would be interesting to see people expression after knowing my age

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  6. I'd be chuffed to bits!

    Lucky if I ever get more than a couple of cards!

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  7. Kate, I don't know if I'd want it in my yard. But this year my husband taped a sign to a huge oak tree (my favorite, which I've named Cosmo) on my drive to work, knowing I'd drive home and see it: Happy 50th Ruth. :)

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  8. There is nothing like being loved. So Ann here, must be proud and very happy. By the way, I read about your defense of St. Paul's virtues somewhere. I think it must be a great city too. I wish I could visit it some day.

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  9. ooo...i would be very very happy to get that kind of messages, even with my age on it....:))
    i join to Carlos, that is a best thing to being loved.
    very nice shot.

    jing
    www.shanghaidailyphoto.com

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  10. I'm pretty sure someone wanted to "rub it in" a bit... And yeah, turning 50 is really an awful event... In August I turned 58, and that was even worse...

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  11. I've done that to my neighbor who turned 80 recently. He was thrilled, took many pictures of the sign (with ballons added), called up his out-of state family to brag about it and was reluctant to take it down the next day...
    Having said that - I think I would be embarassed myself.

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  12. A few years back my two daughters and my wife turned 21, 30, and 50 all in the same year. All very traumatic ages for different reason.

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  13. The meaning is probably tender and thoughtful but its such a huge sign. I would be a bit embarrassed. Since I'm "over the hill" now, my age doesn't bother me much any more. I just keep plugging along.
    Have a great day Kate.

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  14. I guess it beats an oversized sign AND a yard full of flamingos!

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  15. Hello my loyal friends! I find it fascinating how we all react to this message, so differently. A good number feels that it is a loving expression, which I agree but personally, I would prefer that the expression remain private. My reaction varies about revealing my age--depends upon the audience I guess.

    And, Chris and Deb, I read recently that the factory making flamingos just closed. Guess they'll become collectors' items soon!! :>)

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  16. what a great gesture, hopefully Ann had a lovely birthday.

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  17. I'm not to 50 yet, but know for certain that if we're back in the states when I turn 40 in a couple years, my husband can't WAIT to have a sign in the yard that says "Lordy, Lordy, Lisa's 40!" Sigh...

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  18. I dunno, it's the effort that counts, right? Maybe her kids did them....ok, or grandkids.lol.

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  19. That would mean my daughter Anne would be living at home 38 years from now, so I think not. On the other hand, I would be 83 and still kicking.....A toss up :

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  20. Oh nooo! I don't think I'd want my age advertized to all the neighbors.

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  21. I've been thinking about this, and I don't want a fuss about my birthday, but I love to make a GREAT BIG fuss on Ben's and he absolutely HATES it. So I think there's that kind of dynamic going on this household as well???

    We do our birthdays very low-keyed - so low we're almost sinking.

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