S: Happy 30th Birthday Chantal! * May 6th, 2012
BC: Celebrating only the Best!
FC: Remember Celebrate Hope | Happy Birthday Chantal! | 30 & Fabulous since May 6th,1982
1: Happy 30th Birthday Chantal! May this day mark the beginning of a new adventure for you. It has been said that what distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate. Funny thing is that even before you became a runner Chantal,you were always open-minded and accepting of things the way they are instead of trying to change them. Thanks for all the good times, thanks for being there during the bad times, thanks for always listening. Even though it's impossible to exactly express how much your friendship means to all of us, we hope this illuminates a glimmer of how much you are appreciated for just being you.
2: ~ The Sixth of May ~ Some of the World's Creme de la Creme share your birthday! George Clooney - 1961 Tom Bergeron - 1955 Tony Blair - 1953 Willie Mays - 1931 Orson Welles - 1915 Sigmund Freud - 1856 So, of course it should come as no surprise that May 6th is a significant day in history for many reasons. For example, the Kentucky Derby has taken place on May 6th thirteen times, with the first being in 1895.
3: Famous Exploits on The Sixth of May 1835 - 1st Edition of the NY Herald (price 1 cent) 1851 - Dr. John Gorrie patents a Refrigeration Machine 1861 - Jefferson Davis approves bill declaring war between US and Confederacy 1889 - Universal Exposition opens in Paris, Eiffel Tower is completed 1895 - 21st Kentucky Derby, Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37.50 1902 - Start of the Sherlock Holmes Series 1907 - 33rd Kentucky Derby 1915 - Red Sox Babe Ruth's pitching debut and 1st Home Run 1919 - Paris Peace Conference 1933 - 59th Kentucky Derby 1939 - 65th Kentucky Derby 1944 - 70th Kentucky Derby 1950 - 76th Kentucky Derby 1957 - Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS airs 1960 - President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act 1961 - 87th Kentucky Derby 1967 - 93rd Kentucky Derby
4: Famous Exploits continued . . . 1967 - Maureen Witton runs female world record marathon 3:15:22 1972 - 98th Kentucky Derby 1978 - 104th Kentucky Derby 1982 - Chantal is born in Aurora, Colorado 1985 - 17th Space Shuttle mission, Challenger 7 1989 - 115th Kentucky Derby 1994 - Channel linking England and France opens 1995 - 121st Kentucky Derby 1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Hartford, CT 1997 - Michael Jackson & The BeeGees inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2004 - Season Finale of Friends airs on NBC 2012 - Chantel Turns 30!!!
5: The year of "The Valley," when the most bitchin' place to be was the San Francisco Valley. The habit was listening to Thriller, playing Ms. Pac Man, break-dancing and exercising with Jane Fonda. The popular words of the day: like, as if, bitchin', whatever!, totally, oh my God, gnarly, are you serious? The movies also had a like total affect on the slang of the day with quotes like "E.T. Phone Home" and "They're Here." The gnarly movies of the year included: E.T., Poltergeist, Tootsie, Officer & a Gentleman, Rocky 3, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The most popular children gifts of the day: Strawberry Shortcake, Smurfs,and My Little Ponies. Some of the #1 Songs of the day were "Physical" by Olivia Newton John, "Jack & Diane" by John Melloncamp, "Mickey" by Toni Basil, & "Maneater" by Hall &Oats. Michael Jackson's Thriller debuts. The TV shows to watch were: 3's Company, 60 Minutes, MASH, The Love Boat, Dallas, & the A-Team. The fashion icons that showed us what was hot: Christine Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs & Iman. The famous happenings of the year: The St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series, NY Islanders win the Stanley Cup, Adobe software is created, and Time Magazine names the machine of the year "The Computer." | 1982
6: For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Happiness is only real when shared and who better to share with than your family. | Where it all began. . .
7: Bon sang ne saurait mentir.
8: Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. Best friends for life, they remind us of who we were, who we are, and who we want to be more like. | Sister to Sister we will always be, a couple of nuts of the family tree. | Sisters
9: "I can barely even begin to tell you how much you touch my soul, raise my hopes, and inspire my smiles. Maybe the best way to convey it is to lovingly try and say that you've always been and you will always be just like a sister to me."
10: Show'n'Tell | "Show-n-tell is so sweet. She is beautiful and the sweetest person. I love her so much." -Ethan Hoffert | On what makes Chantal tres exceptionnelle
13: In life there are big ships and there are small ships. | But the best ship of all is friendship!
14: There is not much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love.
15: You have to carve this time out of your life because you are not really living without it.
16: She's Running! "Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it." | Chantal & Becky finishing the Warrior Dash! Jim Thorpe, PA June 6th, 2011
17: Enjoying good food, great company, and a love all things French! Everything sounds better in French, especially Amy's crazy dating stories and Kevin's corny jokes. Our conversation is the electricity that lights the room, and this group sure does it pretty loudly! | Tres Magnifique | French Club
18: traveling | "I've also learned that travel is not a luxury but a necessity. We need to travel. We are all trying to figure out who we are in this life we've been given and nothing gives us that opportunity like travel.
19: exploring | It doesn't have to be big trips 5,000 miles away for months at a time. It really can just be a weekend trip, two hours from your hometown. Because no matter where or how far you go, travel marks a new beginning a chance to open our minds and see things in a different light."