S: To Our Aunt Charlene
BC: From all of us, THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU, Aunt Charlene! WE YOU!
FC: Well- Behaved Women Seldom Make History | Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
1: Phenomenal Woman | Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me.
2: I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. | Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them They say they still can't see. I say, It's in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me.
3: Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed. I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing It ought to make you proud. I say, It's in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need of my care, 'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Maya Angelou
5: "If You're Not a Royston, You'd Better Start Thinking Like One!" Callie Royston
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8: To my loving Mother, Father & Friend, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for choosing me. You've always said I was your chosen child. Thank you for everything you have done..Now I choose YOU! I am blessed to be my age and still have a living mother. Happy 8oth~ With all my love, Larry | God bless you Mom and happy birthday. Wayne and Marshell | Dear grandma, thanks for the many life lessons and words of wisdom you have shared with me over the years. Thank you for being the best grandmother a fat lil yellow baby could have. Thank you ! Love Rachael & Ray Hammond
9: Dear grandma, thanks for the many life lessons and words of wisdom you have shared with me over the years. Thank you for being the best grandmother a fat lil yellow baby could have. Thank you ! Love Rachael & Ray Hammond | God bless you Mom and happy birthday. Wayne and Marshell | Grandma, We hope your 80th birthday has been half as amazing as you are. We love you so much! Thank you for all you do for us. And never giving up on us. Sarah, Drevon, and Ziyon
12: Char, Anyone who knows you knows words are not enough. Gail and I Love YOU! | You mean so much, we've dedicated an entire page! Flip one page over!
13: Char, You have always played an important role in my life. You have been my mother, my sister, and my best friend. What more could anyone ant. In my darkest hours you have always been there with encouraging words of wisdom. You have been the wind beneath my wings. Love Your Sister, Lynda | Char, We have always had a special relationship. I will treasure our relationship forever. Your Brother-In-Law, Calvin
15: Happy birthday char, I got a quarter in my left pocket; you want it? Chuck | My darling sister, don't forget who taught you everything you know, all by the time you were in sixth grade! I love you! Eddi B
16: We love you, you are a joy with a wonderful sense of humor and still very beautiful. Have a wonderful 80th birthday. Val & Mel | Even though I’m only four months old, I want you to know how much I love you and wish you a funny and happy 80th birthday. Christian | Birthdays is that lovely time when thoughts of the special person you are comes to mind. It's really a pleasure having you in my life. We wish nice things for you, because you give so much of yourself by the thoughtful things that you do. So here's a BIG birthday wish to the best Aunt ever! Gloria & Mikayla | I'm still waiting for you to visit so I can set up the blind date! Leilani
17: "Happy birthday Auntie, I love you more each day" Deb | Auntie we wish we could be there to set it off!!! We want you to know we love you veeeerrrrrryyyy much and remember: We don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich!!! Thank you for being God's gift to us all! Tony & Aidza
18: God bless you Mom and happy birthday. Wayne and Marshell | Dear grandma, thanks for the many life lessons and words of wisdom you have shared with me over the years. Thank you for being the best grandmother a fat lil yellow baby could have. Thank you ! Love Rachael & Ray Hammond | A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds. Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it. Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long. She shops around for the best yarns and cottons,and enjoys knitting and sewing. She's like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises. | She's up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day. | She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day. She's skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,diligent in homemaking. She's quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor. She doesn't worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear. She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linens and silks. Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers. She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops. Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly. She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive. Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise: "Many women have done wonderful things, but you've outclassed them all!” Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises! Prov. 31:10-31 (The Message) Thank you for everything, Aunt Charlene. I love you with all of my heart. Chantell and the family
19: Grandma, We hope your 80th birthday has been half as amazing as you are. We love you so much! Thank you for all you do for us. And never giving up on us. Sarah, Drevon, and Ziyon | Dear Aunt Charlene, I love you more than words can express. I cherish every opportunity | An aunt is a gift whose worth cannot be measured except by the heart. Happy 80th Birthday Aunt Charlene. From Team Thomas | that I've had to share time when it's just me & you. I've learned so much about my father through your eyes, after I've served you beer #3; I've learned the truth comes after #3. (smile) In my hardest times, you remind me to shake off the old and "Strut My Stuff". You always add to my growth as a Royston woman! I love you with all that I have! Happy Birthday! April | Happy 80th Birthday Aunt Charlene!!! May GOD continue to bless you and keep you safe and vibrant!! Enjoy to the fullest Love you forever and ever!! The Randall Family
20: We know we're your favorites and we won't tell a soul! There are no words that definitively describe how much we value the love and guidance you bring to us, so "YOU'RE THE GREATEST" is our closest resolve! Now tell us a joke!!! Gina & Nikki | What do I say to one of my favorite people? First, I'm glad that I've been able to do your hair and you "have" been able to tell me how much you enjoy it. Now let's work on doing it on a regular basis for a few more years. I'm not asking much, maybe just another 20 will do. I've loved you all my life, Aunt Charlene so I need 20 more, which is not even half of what you've already given me. So, congrats on this 80th and I'll see you at 100! Carl Jr. | Aunt Charlene, Thank you 4 being such a great example of love, wisdom, and sass! We love you! Ricky, Lori & Jenna
21: Pastor David Wayne Brown and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church would like to wish Sister Charlene Beard a very Happy Birthday. It is a pleasure to worship with Charlene. I am humble that she allows me to be her Pastor. I pray that you have many more birthdays to come. We love so much sister Charlene. Pastor David Wayne Brown and Sister Mattie Brown | HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY AND MANY, MANY MORE! Darrell and Ginny | Best wishes on your 80TH birthday! The Frye Family | "Happy birthday pretty lady" Antonio
22: Aunt Charlene, | Aunt Charlene, Thank you for taking me in with open arms as a new family member. You are such a special aunt; warm and caring, a good friend, someone to talk to, to trust, and to look up to. Your Nephew, Micheal Cephas | Growing up and visiting Schultz Street in Lebanon was nothing but love from Aunt Charlene to Grandma Royston and a whole | whole slue of cousins to play with. And when we finally grew up, we keep in contact every now and then, but when we do get together, the Love we feel is as if we've never left. Thanks Aunt Charlene and the family for the beautiful memories! Love you! Pam & Billie | An aunt is someone special to remember with warmth, to think of with pride, and cherish with love. An aunt adds beauty, joy, and love to life. An aunt is a gift whose worth cannot be measured except by the heart. An aunt makes life a little sweeter. An aunt is a joy to remember your whole life through. Aunts like you are precious and few. I not only call you aunt, I call you my friend. Love Your Niece, Simone Squire-Cephas
24: Aunt Charlene: You are a special friend and aunt. We are blessed to have you in our lives. Love Mary & Bev | Thanks, Aunt Charlene for one of the best shopping trips of my life to the hshm. (smile) Happy Birthday! Love Bonita | Happy Birthday! Love Kanryn & Stacy
25: From the very first time we met Charlene, it was as if we had always known her. She fit in just like a sister and participated in whatever work was going on! We still love her as we always have, and we wish her a very happy 80th birthday! Love, The Moore Family Jiggs, Lessie, Gerl, Rose, Bert, Ernest, Rose and Marie | Dear Charlene, You have been a true and wonderful friend over the years to our family. Happy birthday and many more years. We love you and stay strong, healthy and spiritual and God Bless. Myona Henry and Family | Charlene, We have known each other for many years, through the good times and the bad. Hang with me for a few more years (smile). God Bless our relationship and of course, Happy Birthday, Dear Friend!
26: It takes strength to be certain, It takes courage to have doubts. It takes strength to fit in, It takes courage to stand out. It takes strength to share a friend's pain, It takes courage to feel your own pain. It takes strength to hide your own pain, It takes courage to show it and deal with it. It takes strength to stand guard, It takes courage to let down your guard. It takes strength to conquer, It takes courage to surrender. It takes strength to endure abuse, It takes courage to stop it. It takes strength to stand alone, It takes courage to lean on a friend. It takes strength to love, It takes courage to beloved. It takes strength to survive, It takes courage to live. Poem by Sylvia Kelley I love you, Catherine & Stepvon | Aunt Charlene, You are my special aunt. You have always known what to say and when to say it. You are a virtuous woman. Love Your Niece, Kenya
31: We are Family!
32: CouSINS are the Coolest
35: Wanna Dance?
37: LOVING LOVE!