"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fifty isn't So Bad

My older sister and her husband are crossing over.
It happens to anyone that continues to breathe.
So I made a packet of party favors for my sister and her husband as they both turned 50 this week( August 1 and August 5).

Some things that are also 50
Made out of felt..
Left to right-
* US 50 crosses the nation from Ocean City, Maryland to West Sacramento, California.
*Fifty cent piece 1961.
*Fifty factorized, Roman numeral, and divisors.
*The Fiftieth state-Hawaii.
*Tin that has the atomic number of 50.

I also sent a packet of game ideas.

One game was for all those over 50 to sit on the floor. Then ask the players to get up. The one that gets up unassisted wins!! I had a memory lane one where you listed things that happened that you remember-whether bad, good, or in between.

My sister and her husband are having a pretty big get together to celebrate their 50th tonight. Times like today make me wish I lived closer to share in the fun and laughter. No gift, whether silly or serious could convey how much I love my sister and her sweetie. The older I get the more I realize how blessed I have been to have Cathy as my sister. Thanks for not killing me for being such a pain in the back end little sister. Huggles!

Happy Birthday Scott and Cathy...
Love the New Mexico Family


Carrie said...

LOL We are getting closer to 50 than 40 girlfriend!!!!

Humble wife said...

Yes Carrie- my only comfort is that I have six older siblings that make me still feel young!