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S: Happy 50th Birthday

FC: Happy 50th Birthday | Pamela Catherine Bearse Zibutis

1: Celebrating 50 Years of Pam

2: It is our turn to send some love back. Having you in our lives has truly been a blessing. Your smile warms our hearts and your love ignites the spirit. Thank you for giving us all the gift of YOU for the past 50 years. | This is a book - dedicated to Pamela on her 50th. You have given so much love to your friends and family over the years....

3: Your children, parents, siblings, friends, coworkers, and all you come in contact with have been impacted deeply by your charm, caring nature, and youthful demeanor. Thank you for inspiring us all to be better moms and friends -- and for reminding us all to have just little bit more fun. | Your generosity, unconditional love, and positive attitude has changed our lives. It is our hope that the photos, love, and memories shared in this book will express our gratitude for your continuous support and heart.

4: I have so many memories of Pamela, my daughter, my challenge, my friend. Pam you were born after your father was in a plane crash. My water broke immediately after they told me and I then spent 4 days in labor. After all that hard work, you paid me back be being the best baby. You trained yourself, never stayed up at night, and loved your crib & playpen until you were 3. At three years old, you came alive. You were called Chatty Cathy by me most of the time. One day I thought you were actually napping and your father and I went in to your room to see if you were OK as it was too quiet. You had pooped and played for apparently hours. It was everywhere, walls, every spoke on the crib, all over you and all over your Santa in his eyes, ears, nose, etc. It was one heck of a job for us to clean but we did and I still have Santa who comes out at Xmas to remind me of that very smelly day. | Then you got braces with a bar between both feet. That didn’t hold you down one bit. You managed to swing that bar over the crib and drop down to the floor so you could play or come join us. That should have been an indication to us that you would probably approach life and it’s challenges in the same way. You were patient as I was den mother for Mark’s cub scout group and you had to come to all meetings, you attended Judo and never were to fond of that and you went to all baseball games. After you won the 2nd place trophy in Judo, I think that was enough for you. | You and Mark were so different. He was quiet; you were chatty and very smart. We both admired that. When he was little he would always bring his questions about baseball cards to you and then go outdoors to his friends with the answers as if he knew it all along. One Xmas I let you each put up a tree in your room. I told you both to decorate and arrange your toys around the trees so I could take a picture. I went in to your room and there was the tree with everything in the room piled around the tree. I went in to Mark’s room and he had 100 little soldiers all lined up next to the tree. The difference made us laugh.

5: I remember the time when we lived in Kingston that you decided to roller skate down Elm Street. That hill was hard to walk on much less roller skate. You fell and I have never to this day seen a body so badly bruised. However, you knew it was a silly thing to do so you wouldn’t let on for one minute how badly it must have hurt. I also remember many holidays I got to share with you and the kids and many friends, some I even brought with me. You always welcomed us all and your cooking was always fantastic. The games afterwards with the kids and their friends were as much fun as the food. Remember reading all of Grandma Amy’s books and you telling me you could not believe the kind of books she was reading. She was just like you and would read anything anyone gave her. She also loved your cooking. | You are so talented and generous and have raised three great kids who are now beginning their own lives. I am very proud of you and them. May you reflect on your 50 years as having many accomplishments. You are a light in my life and it is nice to know I have a daughter I can always turn to if I need to. I love you and hope that I can keep enjoying and sharing those zeroes with you in the future years. Happy Birthday Hon. Love Mom

7: Who would have thought so many memories could begin and end with a sharpening shop

10: Pam, When you blow out the candles, I hope your wishes all come true!!! Remember to count your blessings... | Danger Rock, Red Sox, Hathaway's, 3 babies in the tub, outdoor shower, coffee and after work perks, flowers, TV game shows, facebook, texting, scrabble, winning, having all the right connections and getting things done,

11: HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY!!! KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOVED!!! Love Always, Lisa | girlfriends, mothering beyond your brood, good advice, positive attitude, esteemed capable worker, and making your own luck, a loving family, opportunities taken, laughter, Ft. Myers Beach, and TODAY...

12: Water Wizz | Sam Diegos

13: The Hathaway's Family

14: To my other mother on her 50th Birthday... Thanks for all the love! Leighann

16: The Leaders that they give us - they say they're mighty fine, but when they take their makeup off they look like Frankenstein.... Oh I don't wanna go to Girl Scout Camp - Please Mom I wanna go, but they won't let me go -- gee mom I wanna go HOOOOME! | I said a BOOM CHICKA BOOM! | Wind in the Pines

17: On my honor I will try, to serve God and my country... to help people at all times and to live by the Girl Scout Law! | Make New Friends - But Keep the Old - One is Silver and the other's Gold! | Jumping Rope, Miss Mary Mack, Campfire Songs, Bandannas, S'Mores, Baby Powder Tracks, Found a Peanut, Squirt Gun Parades...

18: If he could see us now... he'd smile. | Peter was a cowboy. He loved to perform, to dance, and to sing. But his greatest gifts to this world were truly amazing.

19: Bearse genes at their finest! | Bearse Kids Reunion... Years in the Making

21: Auntie Pam.. Where to begin?! You are truly an incredible woman. You are someone I look up and aspire to be like. You are so strong and optimistic. And you always know how to put a smile on mine, and everyone else’s face. You have been there for me since day one. Remember when we used to go watch baseball games with dad coaching? I think those are the only memories I see clearly from my childhood.. Going down the “Cape” and hanging with the family. I loved it.. | Brittany Lyn Bearse

22: You have and always are there by my side when I need you. We were rather distant for a while, but things have changed. I am so glad we are so close and are bringing the family closer together. I missed everyone and the fun. I was always told how great of a sister you were to my dad and I feel I can relate because you are a very admirable person, and an amazing aunt to me. Thank you for all that you have done for me and my family, and thank you for all that you will do in the future. Happy 50th Birthday Auntie, I love you! I hope all of your wishes come true, see you soon! Love Always, Britt

23: Pam: Happy Birthday Sis! Thanks for always being the rock of the family. You are the one always there to help and do whatever anyone needs. Hmmmm some memories I have - I can still picture driving in a taxi during the Hurricane of 78 going to chinese food with you and Lori to celebrate the anniversary of your friendship and then when we got home we all held hands to walk to the barn and cover the animals with blankets from the house. So many good times on that farm! I can remember you taking me to get my ears pierced - I think i was 8 and you were 16 but you were my mom as far as the store knew! I remember after my accident you taking care of me and making me drive your car, you stayed calm when I almost drove into the back end of a car and told me I needed to get back behind the wheel. Thanks for always working so hard to care for your kids - you did a great job and continue to work harder than anyone I know. Your a great mom, friend, and sister - I know if I ever needed anything you would be there in a heartbeat! Happy Birthday may this be the best ever! Love Stacey

26: James Alexander

27: Ma, I wanted to write you a nice letter for your birthday but I just poured my heart out to you in the last one and I thought it would be really hard to so put that letter in this book and I hope you like that I've done something a little different. When the word love comes to mind, a lot of things pop up. All people have different opinions of what love really is. I believe that you and I have many of the same beliefs when it comes to love because anything I know or think I know - I learned it from you. Love is not something that can be taught in the classroom. It's taught through the act itself of loving. It is impossible to know what love is without have feeling it first. And I can't thank you enough for that. I’m sure there are many more people out there who could also thank you for that. So for being the best person you could for the last 50 years and the best mother you could for the last 28 years, I just wanted to thank you and let you know how much I appreciate it and I’m positive I’m not the only one. Once again thanks for being you no one could ever fill those shoes you truly are one in a billion.

28: Not only do I appreciate everything you have done but here are 50 of the millions of reasons why I love you. | 1. I love the way that when the time came you stepped up as a double parent. 2. I loved it when the year none of the other dads could step up as Boy Scout leader you did so I could still do boy scouts that year. 3. I loved the way you always had me signed up for baseball in time and never missed a game. 4. I love the fact that even though you were allergic to cats you dealt with it and we always had one because it made us happy. 5. I loved that when you and Melissa did girl scouts I always got my own box of "purple" Girl Scout cookies Frankie got thin mints. | 6. I love that even when I was too young to make friends you always had kids my age around (Derek, Danny, and Kevin). 7. I love that even though I hated it you made swimming lessons a priority and in the end it saved my life. 8. I love that with supervision you let me go to concerts as a little kid (Kris Cross with Mike O'Day) and Snoop with Trevor). 9. I love that you made sure we always fit in with the new clothes and shoes, whatever was in. 10.I love that your kids were always priority over everything or any relationship with anyone.

29: 11. I love that you always encouraged us to play instruments; even though I wasn’t that good you helped me get a drum set, as annoying as it was. 12. I love that even though you didn’t like what they stood for we always had the new video games. 13. I love that even though I was more interested in wrestling than gymnastics you let me get a trampoline. 14I love that you always knew who the bad kids were and guided me away from them. 15. I love that you put your whole life aside to provide a great life for three kids. | 16. I love that you made sure we always got to eat and usually had pretty damn good selection. 17. I love that you used to let Danny come over every Wednesday for those pink chicken fajitas 18.I loved the way you assigned the front seat so there was no discrepancy. 19. I loved that no matter how much trouble I got in you would always listen to my side of the story I might have been wrong but you would listen. 20. I loved that you would always seek the best education you could find for me. | 21. I loved that when you sent us to Tracy’s for the night you would send chicken casserole. 22. I loved that no matter how many baby sitters we went through you always got us the best ones and would never leave us alone till we got older. 23. I loved that you always made sure we had the best baseball equipment even when I decided to be a catcher. 24. I loved when I used to go to steamers and clear tables and do my homework for ice-cream sundaes 25. I loved that no matter how much you worked; we always got to spend our summers at Hathaway’s or the beach with a cooler.

30: 26. I loved that even as a kid when you were going through your divorce you made holidays comfortable for me. 27. I love that you always made home a comfortable place to live. 28. I love that you would always take in people who needed help and weren’t always happy about it but let our house be a second home for our friends. 29. I love that you always made company feel more than welcome especially those who needed it and you seemed to know. 30. I love that even you knew how dangerous it was you always let me go fishing. 31. I love that even after the boat accident you still let me go out there. 32. I love that you were there for me more than anyone else and helped me get threw Butch's death. 33. I love that you were a big enough person to continue letting me and spike have a relationship after you were thru. | 34. I loved we you used to bring me to lunch lady land at the elementary school, we had so much fun. 35. I loved that you were they only elder who didn’t have favorites you looked at us all as equal. 36. I loved that you made and treated scratchy like a part of the family. I'm feeling the same about rondo and called Amity today to try to figure out his birthday. 37. I loved that you always gave me the biggest present on Christmas. 38. I love the way u made sure we almost always had our own room and we would rotate to make it fair. 39. I loved it when you had Santa running across the yard on Smith Street.

31: 40. I love that you always made my birthday the best day of the year for me. 41. I loved that you got us a computer when it was the cool thing to have. 42. I loved that as embarrassing as I thought it was to have my mom as my lunch lady I actually really enjoyed it and felt like we bonded in the Sr. Cafe. 43. I love that you always do whatever you can possible to make me comfortable. 44. I love that no matter what I do you’ll have my back and support my decisions. 45. I love the positive outlook on life you have. 46. I love that you’re my mother and no one can ever take that away from me. 47. I love that every time I visit you I feel right at home. 48. I love the fact that where close as now as we’ve ever been 49. I love that I have a mom that I can call my friend 50. I love that my Ma is enjoying her 50th birthday in Ft Myers Beach probably on the beach. | I love you Ma. Happy 50th Birthday Jimmy

32: Frank Anthony

33: Dear Mumma, In the 26 years I've known you, I have learned many things. I can honestly say most of what I have learned I have learned from you. I am so lucky to have been blessed with such a beautiful, caring, and thoughtful parent. You may not have ruled with an iron fist, but just knowing that we would disappoint you was the worst feeling in the world. You have seen me grow from a little delinquent child with a horrible problem with authority into the man I have become today. I know that I am not perfect and no one is, but I can say that everything that is right with me is because of you. You taught me humanity, you taught me to care, and even if I don't show it as often, you taught me humbleness. There is no way that me, Meliss or Jimmy will ever forget how much you have done for us. You literally sacrificed half of your life to make sure we could have the best life possible. There is no way we can ever repay you for what you have given up for us. I can’t even imagine how hard it was for you to give up your youth in order for ours to thrive. There is not a day in any of our lives that we don't look up at the sky and just realize that there was a higher power shining down on us, because we were sent you. You are our real life guardian angel. Well this is your time Mum; it’s our time to be your guardian angels. You raised us to be who we are and we are going to spend the next 50 years repaying the favor as best we can. I have been through so much in my life and you were there for me every step of the way. You were literally my shoulder to cry on. You never judged me for any of my mistakes and you have always lead me to the right path. I know that I will never be able to repay you for all that you have done for me, but I can tell you that I will spend my life trying! I love you Mumma, the type of love that simple words cannot express. You are they biggest part of me. And knowing that I am part you makes me smile because I know that I am at least part of the greatest human I have ever met. Mum you are my hero and thank you. Love Always, Frank

34: My name ain't Frankie, my name ain't Frank, its Frannnncis!

36: Melissa Catherine

37: Dear Mum, How is it possible to put into words all the beautiful gifts you have given me over the past (eek) almost 30 years? I feel like a celebrity -- with my very own personal "Pit Crew" on staff. You have been my teacher, my minister, my therapist, my nurse, my cook, my financial adviser, my hairdresser, my driver, my dance partner, my life coach, my historian, and my psychic. You are the strongest woman I've ever known, and it is because of you that I have grown to be so independent. As a teenager, my friends adored you. I get it now. I get why they all loved "Melissa's Mum" or most commonly, "Mrs. Z." You were the cheerleader, the shoulder to cry on, the one that kept up with pop culture, and the Red Sox fanatic. I was the envy of all my friends and you represented everything they wished for their mothers to be. Today, I love that we can watch a game, check out the players butts, and then have a traveling dance party in the car on the way home. You always have the answers -- and when you don't -- you encourage me to trust my gut, follow my heart, and do the right thing. As the years go by, our time together seems to be far and few between. We get busy with our lives and work -- yet we seemingly become closer and closer as the days go by. "I've been fired from every job I've ever had" is a lie. You are coming up on 29 years as President and CEO of this family -- and there is no way we could keep the staff in line or customers happy without you. You are, and have always been, my best friend. You have made me all that i am today. I will forever be indebted to you for the many sacrifices you've made to ensure the boys and I live truly valuable and rich lives. Thank you for always telling and showing us "I love you." Thank you for tucking us in -- even in high school. Thank you for accepting collect calls and tearful embraces. Thank you for being both parents -- even though it was the hardest job you've ever had. Thank you for the taxi rides, the school shopping, the cheering section, and the tutoring. You have and always will be my everything. On this day -- sit back and relax -- and know you are appreciated and loved. | I love you more than life! Wess.

41: When your down and troubled And you need a helping hand And nothing, whoa nothing is going right. Close your eyes and think of me And soon I will be there To brighten up even your darkest nights. You just call out my name, And you know where ever I am I'll come running, oh yeah baby To see you again. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, All you have to do is call And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah. You've got a friend. If the sky above you Should turn dark and full of clouds And that old north wind should begin to blow Keep your head together and call my name out loud And soon I will be knocking upon your door. You just call out my name and you know where ever I am I'll come running to see you again. Winter, Spring, summer or fall All you got to do is call And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah. Hey, ain't it good to know that you've got a friend? People can be so cold. They'll hurt you and desert you. Well they'll take your soul if you let them. Oh yeah, but don't you let them. You just call out my name and you know wherever I am I'll come running to see you again. Oh babe, don't you know that, Winter Spring summer or fall, Hey now, all you've got to do is call. Lord, I'll be there, yes I will. You've got a friend. You've got a friend. Ain't it good to know you've got a friend. Ain't it good to know you've got a friend. You've got a friend. | Together Forever - Never Apart - Maybe In Distance - Never at Heart | We'll Always Have US

44: With the Zibutis kids, it's always a fun time!

46: To My God Mother: Happy Birthday Pam! I hope you enjoy everyday of your life. And thank you so much for being in mine. You're an amazing women and to me you have always been an inspiration to try harder with things I have interests for. Thank you for all the advice you have given me. And things you have done for me. You'll be in my heart forever as you've always been. We love you so much. Love, Jared | Happy Birthday Pam (Aunt Sheila)! Well you have been around for many, many years – ha ha – just joking. I am very grateful to have had you in my life for actually most of my adult life. I believe I met you when I was 18. I am most grateful for what I learned from watching you when I was just a new Mom. You showed me that the dishes in the sink, the unfolded laundry, and anything else my OCD was telling me couldn’t compare to what was really important. Sitting on the floor, getting dirty with finger-paint, and watching Sesame Street with the kids was what really mattered. I had a friend a few years ago that said she learned how to play with her kids from me. I told her I was honored to hear that but that she should thank Pam because that’s where I learned it. Have a happy birthday and many, many more!!!! Love, Tracy

47: Dear Pam...... Thank you for opening your home and arms with an open heart and mind. We Love You!

49: To the woman who taught us all to love the boys of Boston...and that Dirty Water!

50: Welcome to The Osterville Sundae News | Ahhh Wianno Ave at its finest!

51: Nantucket Nectars 1/2 & 1/2 Please! | Pam and Beth Cabinet Makers? Nah Just Best Friends with Wicked Awesome Mocha Frappes! | Lets see if we can try every flavor today! | Ooh Whats the Quiche of the day?

54: Pam introduced me to the "outdoor" shower and a normal shower has never been quite the same! | Kennedy Confusion | Ft. Myers Beach | The Aves | St. Pete Beach | KEY WEST | Pam thank you for taking me on so many adventures with you and Melissa. These memories will last a lifetime. Love Alwyas, Molly

55: Scratchy | Scratch was the best. She meowed super loud whenever we went remotely close to the kitchen, she climbed screens like spiderman, she pooped in the shower because she loved the bathmats too much to soil them, she ate moths, she always won in fights with the greeting-hong cats, she slept right on top of you so you would feel bad even breathing, she'd let you know shes done playing by turning into a vampire, and she always came when you said any name really high-pitched -- Scratchy -- Dummy - {Poopy - Awe Scratch.! Like I said... Best Cat EVER!

56: Guests, You are welcome here Be at your ease Go to bed when you are ready Get up when you please Happy to share with you such as we’ve got The leak in the roof and the soup in the pot You don’t have to thank us or laugh at our jokes Sit deep and come often, you’re one of the folks

58: Home is where the heart is or where the beach is!

59: We Love Our Children. Please, Drive Slowly. | "If I could just come in, I swear I'll leave... won't take nothing but a memory. From the house that, built me."

60: Memories & Happy Thoughts

61: Pamela

62: Thoughtful and Generous Contributions for this Book Made By:

63: Without you, Pamela Catherine Bearse Zibutis, the loving collaboration of so many people would not have been possible. Thank you for sharing so many amazing years with us. These moments have molded our lives... and the memories will stay with us forever. Always Know... You are Loved! | Happy 50th Birthday

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