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Juanita's 75th Birthday

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S: February 5, 2015

BC: February 5, 2015 | Living Life Life is not a race - but indeed a journey. Be honest. Work hard. Be choosy.Say "thank you", "I love you", and "great job" to someone each day. Go to church, take time for prayer, The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh, Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper, Love your life and what you've been given, it is not accidental - search for your purpose and do it as best you can. Dreaming does matter. It allows you to become that which you aspire to be. Laugh often. Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them. Some of the best things really are free. Do not worry, less wrinkles are more becoming. Forgive, it frees the soul. Take time for yourself - plan for longevity. Recognize the special people you've been blessed to know. Live for today, enjoy the moment. Bonnie L. Moher

FC: Remembrance | A Book of

1: Happy Birthday ! | The following questions were mailed out to all your family and friends: 1. My favorite thing about Juanita is: 2. The funniest thing I ever saw Juanita do was: 3. The most important lesson Juanita taught me: 4. The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: 5. My most memorable moment with Juanita was: 6. List five words that describe Juanita: 7. A personal birthday wish for Juanita: | 7 | 5th | The following pages are filled with their answers to these questions. As you read through the pages, we hope you will realize how very important you are in our lives and how much you are truly loved by each and every person. May this book bring back many wonderful memories and great times of your life. May it also make you smile and fill your heart with love. Happy Birthday to a wonderful Mom, Mother-n-Law, Memaw, Sister, Aunt and Friend. We love you very much ! Your Family | & Friends

3: The Journey of Life Set a destination, and let the path unfold. Let your feet follow your heart. Regard detours and delays as opportunities to experience something new. Turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones. Find balance not only by standing still, but by moving with integrity and regard for yourself and others. Know that you can always get to the next step from wherever you are. Make an occasional leap of faith – and if you have short legs, borrow some wings! Know that in the sky of your heart all destinations are reachable. While you’re busy getting wherever you’re going, turn around every so often to give whoever’s behind you a hand. Expect nothing, be ready for anything, and everything will be possible.

4: Juanita Carol Tyler Born February 5, 1940 | Sissy | Nita | Mom | Memaw

6: The Year 1940 | Born in 1940 John Lennon Manfred Mann Percy Sledge Richard Pryor Jeffrey Archer Mario Andretti Frankie Avalon Peter Fonda John Gotti John Hurt Tom Jones Ted Koppel Bruce Lee Jack Nicklaus Chuck Norris Al Pacino Gene Pitney Cliff Richard Smokey Robinson Martin Sheen Nancy Sinatra Clive Sinclair Ringo Starr | Top Hits of 1940 “Blue Eyed Ellaine” – Ernest Tubb “Blueberry Hill” – Gene Autry “ElRancho Grande” – Gene Autry “Goodbye Little Darlin’ Goodbye” – Gene Autry “I’ll Get Along Somehow” – Ernest Tubb “Ida Red” – Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys “Just To Ease My Worried Mind” – Roy Acuff “New San Antonio Rose” – Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys “Old Age Pension Check” – Roy Acuff “Streamlined Cannonball” – Roy Acuff “There’s A Chill On The Hill” – Jimmie Davis “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” – Bing Crosby “Worried Mind” – Ted Daffan’s Texans “Worried Mind” – Jimmie Davis “You Are My Sunshine” – Bob Atcher “You Are My Sunshine” – Jimmie Davis “Cimmaron” – Jimmy Wakely “My Window Faces The South” – Bob Wills “Lone Star Rag” – Bob Wills “Smokey Mountain Rag” – Roy Acuff “I’ll Keep On Loving You” – Floyd Tillman “I’ll Keep On Loving You” – Cliff Bruner “Weary River” – Roy Acuff “Blue Eyed Darling” – Roy Acuff “My Baby and My Wife” – Ernest Tubb “I’ll Never Cry Over You” – Ernest Tubb “Too Late” – Jimmy Wakely “South Of The Border” – Gene Autry | Top 10 Artists of 1940 Glenn Miller The Ink Spots Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra Bing Crosby Tommy Dorsey Joe Loss Orchesta Artie Shaw The Andrews Sisters Jimmy Dorsey Will Bradley | Popular Movies The Philadelphia Story The Grapes of Wrath Rebecca His Girl Friday Fantasia Pinocchio The Great Dictator The Westerner The Thief of Baghdad The Road to Singapore

7: Historical Events of 1940 Jan 3rd - FCC hears first transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal Jan 5th – FM radio is demonstrated to the FCC for the first time Jan 22 – First radio broadcast of “Road to Happiness” on CBS Feb 2nd – Frank Sinatra’s singing debut in Indianapolis Feb 5th – Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record “Tuxedo Junction” Feb 7th – Walt Disney’s second feature-length movie, “Pinocchio” premiers Feb 10th – Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM Feb 28th – First televised basketball game (University of Pitts beats Fordham University, 50-37) Feb 29th – “Gone With The Wind” wins 8 Oscars March 6th – First US telecast from an airplane March 23rd – First radio broadcast of “Truth or Consequences” on CBS March 26th – Ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premier in NYC April 16th – First televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition) April 29th - First radio broadcast of “Young Dr. Malone” on CBS May 6th – Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath) May 10th – Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister May 11th – New York World’s Fair reopens May 13th – Churchill says I have nothing to offer but blood, toll, tears and sweat May 15th – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, CA June 4th – First National League baseball game at Sportsman’s Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1) June 4th – Winston Churchill says “We shall fight on the seas and oceans” June 5th – First synthetic rubber tire exhibited – Akron, OH June 8th – Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced June 18th – Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that “this was their finest hour” June 19th – “Brenda Starr” – First cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago June 29th – Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus high wire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan June 30th – US Fish & Wildlife Service forms July 18th – Democratic convention nominates FDR for a third term July 20th – Billboard publishes its first singles record chart (#1 is “I’ll Never Smile Again” by Tommy Dorsey) July 27th – Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charges July 27th – Bugs Bunny debuts in “Wild Hare” August 7th – Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for one 1856 British Guiana) August 31st – US National Guard assembles September 2nd – Great Smoky Mountains National Park dedicated September 3rd – First showing of high definition color TV September 14th – Congress passes first peace-time conscription bill (draft law) September 16th – FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft) October 1st – Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens October 3rd – US forms parachute troops October 7th – World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States October 16th – Lottery for first US WW II draftees held; #158 drawn first October 24th – 40 hours work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938) October 26th – The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight October 29th – Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson drew first number – 158 – in first peacetime military draft in US history November 1st – First US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, PA November 6th – Franklin Roosevelt re-elected US President November 10th – Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives November 15th – First 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime November 17th – Green Bay Packers become first NFL team to travel by plane November 25th – Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock Knock” December 7th – The first prototype Fairey Barracuda flew December 8th – First NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 December 30th – California’s first freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens

8: The Year 1940 | US Events in 1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt wins the election and becomes the United States’ first third-term president. Selective Training and Service Act signed into law as first peacetime military draft in United States history. 40 hour working week goes into effect The Narrows Suspension Bridge collapses on November 7th in Tacoma, Washington Churchill was appointed Prime Minister and formed an all-party government. Race Riots in Chicago, Harlem, Los Angeles and Detroit Life magazine costs 10 cents Nylon stockings go on sale Popular Films Walt Disney’s animated film Pinocchio is released together with Fantasia The Great Dictator, starring Charlie Chaplin | What things Cost in 1940 Car: $ 800.00 Gasoline: .18 cents per gallon House: $ 6,550 Bread: .08 cents per loaf Milk: 34 cents per gallon Postage Stamp: .03 cents Refrigerator: $ 152.00 DozenEggs: .27 cents New Radio: $ 19.65 Nylon Hose: .20 cents per pair Man's Haircut: .50 cents Men's Suit: $ 499 Movie Ticket: .24 cents Seally Mattress: $ 38.00

9: 1940 Trivia World Series Champions – Cincinnati Reds NFL Champions – Chicago Bears The Hotties & Fashion Icons – Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner and Betty Grable Time Magazine’s Man of the Year – Winston Churchill Miss America – Frances Burke (Philadelphia, PA) Other News – Bugs Bunny was born in Brooklyn, New York, although a similar, unnamed rabbit was in several Warner Brothers cartoons in 1938 and 1939, his first actual appearance is considered “A Wild Hare” with long-time frienemy Elmer Fudd. Frank Mars and Bruce Murrie manufactured a candy-coated chocolate in six different colors – red, green, yellow, brown and violet. In 1949 violet was replaced by tan. M&M’s survived the red dye scare of 1976 and the rumored amorosity of the green ones. Most Poplar Christmas Gifts, Toys & Presents – Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model BB rifle with a compass in the stock | Population in 1940 – 132,122,000 Unemployment in 1940 – 8,120,000 National Debt - $ 43 Billion Average Annual Income Salary - $ 1,900.00 Minimum Wage $ .30 per hour Number of babies born in 1940 – 2,360,399 | Women's Hairstyles of 1940 | Women's Clothing of 1940

12: Parents | Lois Pullen Tyler Born - August 10, 1914 Went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ December 21, 2007 | Eldridge Alvin Tyler Born - September 22, 1904 Went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ October 2, 1973 | Married - September 21, 1933

13: Children Robert Watson Tyler - August 23, 1934 Joe Seeph Tyler - January 26, 1937 Juanita Carol Tyler - February 5, 1940 Royal Middleton Tyler - January 28, 1943 Nellie Ann Tyler - September 8, 1945

14: HOME is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to bet back to.

15: Home | Sweet | Home | When you go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed, but your childhood.

16: Children They are your children, given to you by some miracle that you cannot comprehend you were worthy of. They've come and blessed your life. They are your world. Whatever you've known as your own now shared willingly and freely with them. They've come and opened your heart. They are your hope, in a world that's so unforgiving; in their eyes you see promise of better things yet to come. They've come and filled you with joy. They are your happiness personified, yet lit even brighter and with unimaginable beauty created in God's light. They've come and saved your soul. They are your love, unconditional whether it is given or received and have given you complete and utter trust in your life. They've come and given you ambition. For all these things they have given you, You have become a better soul. For this they do promise you their love forever, and ever to become more like you. | Your

17: Angel of God My guardian dear, To whom God’s love Commits me here, Ever this day Be at my side, To light and guide me Through the night.

18: LaNita Gayle Turner March 17, 1958 | A DAUGHTER A daughter is a wonderful blessing, A treasure from above. She’s laughter, warmth and special charm, She’s thoughtfulness and love. A daughter brings a special joy, That comes from deep inside. And as she grows to adulthood, She fills your heart with pride. With every year that passes, She’s more special than before. Through every stage, through every age, You love her even more.

19: A SON The Bond Between Mother and Son Lasts a Lifetime The bond between mother and son is a special one. It remains unchanged by time or distance. It is the purest love – unconditional and true. It is understanding of any situation and forgiving of any mistake ... | Mark Anthony Turner December 30, 1961

20: Prince Mark | It was nice growing up with someone like you - someone to lean on, someone to count on... someone to tell on!

21: G a y l e & M a r k

22: A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. | Don't get all weird about getting older. Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us.!

23: A personal birthday wish for Mom: My birthday wish is that every day for the rest of your life will be filled with love, comfort, peace, happiness and the things that mean the most to you. Love, Gayle | My favorite thing about Mom is: Her unconditional love, devotion and limitless time she so freely gives. | The funniest thing I ever saw Mom do was: There are so many precious memories, it's hard to choose just one, but here goes. When Mark and I were young and living in Punkin Center in the old Turner house, we were outside playing church. We had been fussing over who would be the preacher and who would lead music. After tiring of that, I had this bright idea of poisoning the devil. So, I went to the back door and told Mom I needed some poison. Of course, she wasn't giving me real poison. She went to the cabinet and got some flour and gave it to me as poison. I told here I knew she was tricking us with flour. She said to get back outside and use what she gave me or I might get to meet the devil personally. (Surely, she meant herself!) | The most important lesson Mom taught me: Perseverance | The happiest I ever saw Mom was: Watching her children and grandchildren experience true happiness. | My most memorable moment with Mom was: Life is so hectic and going in so many directions. Each and every moment I can spend with her is memorable, because I don't know how many moments we have left. | List five words that describe Mom: Love, Grace, Steadfast, Resilient, Survivor

24: You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes. | "Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder. Let the challenges make you strong."

25: A personal birthday wish for Mom: Hope you have many more Happy Birthdays with your family and we get to spend many more with you in your new home. I love you Mom! Mark | My favorite thing about Mom is: (1) Her love and devotion to her family, especially her kids. The sacrifices she has endured through the years so her kids could have a better life. She is always there to listen when I have a problem and always gives me good advice. (2) How she would always eat the many boxes of chocolate covered cherries that I bought her anytime I could find them even though she really didn’t like them! She never told me she did not like them until just a few short years ago. | The funniest thing I ever sawMom do was: When we were all piled up on her bed in Jonesboro watching a “chick flick” movie on television and she made the funniest and loudest sound when the sad part of the movie came. She was trying not to cry in front of me, but let out a loud tearful blubber amidst the quiet room. We all started laughing. | The most important lesson Mom taught me: To always stick by your family. Your family will always be the ones who will be there for you when times are tough. And to always try to be the best man I could be – work hard – always be honest – always put family first. | The happiest I ever saw Mom was: Anytime she can have all of her family around her – especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. When she gets to go eat fish, and anytime we talk about Papaw Tyler and how we can still hear him laughing. | My most memorable moment with Mom was: When Gayle and I were little she used to tell us that we were going to drive her crazy if we didn’t stop whatever! Then she would start acting like she had gone crazy – making faces and weird sounds – it would scare us to death! We would start crying and telling her we were sorry and we wouldn’t do it anymore if she would just quit! | List five words that describe Mom: Loving, Caring, Honest, Thoughtful, Faithful. She has a soft heart and would do anything for anyone.

26: God sent angels down to earth in the form of dogs with notes saying don’t judge, just love. They ate the notes but they keep trying to deliver the message. | Roxi | Only two people in this world will ever truly love you unconditionally. One is God. The other is “God” spelled backwards.

27: One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that she doesn't try to find out why. | My favorite thing about Mom is: She scratches my stomach whenever I want her to. | The funniest thing I ever saw Mom do was: When she chases me with the ironing board. She thinks I am afraid of it, but I'm not. I just enjoy watching her run around and act silly. | The most important lesson Mom taught you: Give love and you will receive love. | The happiest I ever saw Mom was: When I mind her or do something good. | My most memorable moment with Mom was: I love sitting in her lap and she talks to me or pets me. | List five words that describe Mom: Pretty, Loving, Happy, Fragrant, Good cook | A personal birthday wish for Mom: To always be happy and enjoy life. Love, Roxi

28: Have you ever looked at your kids and had your heart filled with so much love and pride that it brought tears to your eyes??? I have and it is amazing.

31: A mother's love for her children is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.

32: daughter-in-law` n., pl. daughter-in-law. the wife of one's son. | Telia Williams Turner Became a member of the family on November 2, 1979

33: son-in-law` n., pl. son-in-law. the husband of one's daughter. | George Moore Became a member of the family on July 14, 1984

34: Remind yourself that it's ok not to be perfect. | If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.

35: List five words that describe Juanita: Loving, Honest, CLEAN, Genuine and Thoughtful | My favorite thing about Juanita is: She gave birth to the love of my life and how she makes me feel more like a daughter than a daughter-n-law. | The funniest thing I ever saw Juanita do was: I have to copy Mark with the noise she made trying not to cry in front of everyone watching a movie. We all laughed for hours! | The most important lesson Juanita taught you: God and family are the most important things in life. And ALWAYS keep your home clean! You never know who will show up and when! | The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: Every time the entire family gets together at her home. | My most memorable moment with Juanita was: Any time we sit up and just “talk” after everyone else has gone to bed and when she told me I was not a daughter in law but a daughter! | A personal birthday wish for Juanita: I hope that when I turn 75 that I am as loved and appreciated as you are! I wish you the best birthday ever and I hope you know how much I look up to you as a mother figure and how much I truly love you! Telia

37: My favorite thing about Juanita is: How clean and organized she keeps herself and her house. | The funniest thing I ever saw Juanita do was: Drive the lawnmower so fast that she threw Neil out of the trailer she was puling. | The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: When she moved into her new home in Ruston. | My most memorable moment with Juanita was: Juanita changed Liam's diaper and rather than putting Desitin on him for diaper rash protection, she put suntan lotion on his bottom. | A personal birthday wish for Juanita: Every day you will feel better than the previous day. Love, George | List five words that describe Juanita: Honest, Reliable, Small, Old, Dainty | The most important lesson Juanita taught you: No matter how bad you feel, you can still do the things that need to be done.

38: The most precious jewels you'll ever have around your neck | are the arms of your grandchildren.

39: Christen Nichole Turner May 28, 1980 | Lindsey Carol Spangler August 10, 1981 | Jessica Lynne Turner May 25, 1982 | Grandchildren | Colton Turner Doan December 21, 1999 | Liam Austin Walker September 26, 2013 | Great Grandchildren

40: A Grandmother thinks about her grandchildren day and night even if they are not with her and will love them in a way they will never understand.

42: Grandchildren

43: "A GRANDMOTHER'S LOVE" As children, we can't comprehend or fully realize the meaning of a grandmother's love. How wise she is, how much patience she has, or how much guidance she gives us by her example and by her helpful caring ways. Years go by before we know and understand the depth of her concern and the love in her protectiveness. But as we mature we do finally understand and we can look back and see through older eyes and wiser hearts her unconditional love, devotion, and family loyalty. It's these and many other things that make us realize how lucky we have been and how lucky we are to have this amazing woman - our grandmother - as the centered root of strength and love in our life.

44: Christen & B.J. Webb Married: August 14, 2010 | As you get older you will understand more and more that it’s not about what you look like or what you own, it’s all about the person you’ve become.

45: My favorite thing about Memaw is: No matter what she is doing, she always makes time for you. | The funniest thing I ever saw Memaw do was: At Halloween when she was running through Mom and Dad's house with Dad's "Chucky" mask on. | The most important lesson Memaw taught me: It was ok to be independent and always try to see the good in people. | The happiest I ever saw Memaw was: The first time she saw Colt. | My most memorable moment with Memaw was: The time her and Sonny took all of us girls riding in the El Camino and we talked her into to letting us have the stray dog. Also, having to come in and get a bath and in pajamas at 4 in the afternoon and we had to share the same towel and bath water. | List five words that describe Memaw: Caring, Loving, Tidy, Logical and Silly | A personal birthday wish for Memaw: Happy Birthday to the #1 Memaw. Hope you have a great one! We love you, Christen & B.J.

46: Lindsey & Chad Walker Married: January 28, 2012 | If you don't do a lot of stupid things when you're young, you won't have funny things to talk about when you're old.

47: My favorite thing about Memaw is: She is my best friend. I know that no matter what is going on in my life, she will always be by my side. She is a constant reminder of who I want to be in life. | The funniest thing I ever saw Memaw do was: When I was younger, she would skate around the kitchen floor on wet dishrags in order to clean the floor. I still laugh about that to this day. | The most important lesson Memaw taught me: Be thankful for everything. Life isn't always easy. Be proud of who you are and remember where you came from. Don't let life get so hectic that you lose focus on the things that truly matter: God and family. | The happiest I ever saw Memaw was: The day she found out that Chad and I were expecting. She knew that the likelihood of me getting pregnant was slim, yet she always had faith. She was the first person I told and the shock and excitement on her face was priceless. | My most memorable moment with Memaw was: When Christen, Jessica and myself would spend the night with her as kids. She would always make us a pallet on the floor and we dared not get off of it. She would give us snacks and let us watch TV. Even though it's been such a long time ago, these are some of my favorite memories. | List five words that describe Memaw: Role Model, Nurturer, Encourager, Hero, Best Friend | A personal birthday wish for Memaw: We could never truly thank you for all that you do and all that you are. God has truly blessed our family with you Memaw. You love us unconditionally and for that we are grateful. You are more than a Grandmother. You are an inspiration. Happy Birthday Memaw! We love you!! Chad & Lindsey | Be grateful for all the obstacles in your life. They have strengthened you as you continue with your journey.

48: When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.

49: If you stop struggling, then you stop life. | My favorite thing about Memaw is: The love she has for her family. No matter where life takes us, she is just a phone call away. | The funniest thing I ever saw Memaw do was: Make us come in before it got dark and gave us all a bath - oldest to the youngest in the same bath water. She is the reason why I have OCD. | The most important lesson Memaw taught me: A clean house is a happy house and it's ok to be OCD. | The happiest I ever saw Memaw was: Every time entire family is all together. | My most memorable moment with Memaw was: When we were riding in the back of the El Camino and saw the dog on the railroad tracks. We begged Memaw to let us take him home. | List five words that describe Memaw: Beautiful, Funny, Intelligent, Family Oriented, Loving | A personal birthday wish for Memaw: May you have the best birthday that is yet to come. Thank you for never giving up on me. I love you! Jessica

50: We don't stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing.

51: God determines who walks into your life. It’s up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, who you refuse to let go.

52: Granddaughters grow a bond with their Grandmothers. A bond that cannot be torn apart by anything. A grandmother will walk along them through it all. Help them from the highest points of their lives, to their weakest. Grandmothers may pass. But the memories they left behind, will last forever. | To BE KIND is MORE important than to be right. Many times, what people need is NOT a brilliant mind that speaks but a SPECIAL HEART that LISTENS.

53: Wisdom for My Granddaughters Girls Rule You can do anything Play with wild abandon Learn to dream with your eyes wide open Think big ... if that doesn’t work, think bigger Life is all about how you handle plan B, it’s the true test of character Your future does not lie in front of you, it resides deep inside you. Forgive everyone everything Play fair, even when others don’t Honor your legacy with your integrity No one can make you feel inferior unless you give them permission to do so There’s no right way to do a wrong thing Rise by lifting others In the end, good girls always win Never forget: I will love you forever, for always, and no matter what.

54: Great Grandchildren | Colt | Liam

55: Great Grandchildren Sometimes I really do wonder, Why they are called grand? Then I know A Loving Great Grandmother, Can always fully understand. You get that important phone call, You have waited for so long, Excitement really kicks in, As you arrive and rush down the hall. You see that precious baby, Gender really doesn't matter at all, It brings back many memories, Of when your children were so small. You congratulate the parents, As you see mother and baby are o.k., You know without a doubt, This was done in God's own way. Many sacrifices made along the way, Are very much worthwhile, When you see that sweet little face, And that bright cheery smile. Time rocks on as they grow and grow, Then comes their future, rushing too and fro, They will always be our babies, If anyone should ask, They are all very Special, From the first one to the last!!!!

56: An My I bet she was always an angel. Putting others first. Watching out for family and friends. Trying hard to be of help to just about anyone. Now she has the job of watching over me. Thank you God for letting me have such a wonderful guardian angel watching over me. Without her I don’t know what I would do. | Angel | Grandmother | Great

57: Children are the rainbow of life. Grandchildren are the pot of gold.

59: My favorite thing about Memaw is: She will always help you out. | The funniest thing I ever saw Memaw do was: She woke up in the night and put her glasses on upside down and took Roxi outside. | The most important lesson Memaw taught you: That money is a good thing! | The happiest I ever saw Memaw was: Every time I surprised her when we went to Louisiana and she did not know that I was coming with Papaw and Nana. | My most memorable moment with Memaw was: Spending a week with her in the summer. | List five words that describe Memaw: Nice, Funny, Silly, Outgoing and Caring | A personal birthday wish for Memaw: Hope you have a good birthday. I love you! Colt

61: My favorite thing about Memaw is: How she can always make me laugh just by being my Memaw. | The funniest thing I ever saw Memaw do was: When she was changing my diaper when I was younger, she put Aveeno sunscreen lotion on my hiney instead of my diaper rash ointment. Needless to say, I didn't get a sunburn!! | The most important lesson Memaw taught you: Always know the difference between suntan lotion and Boudreaux's Butt Paste. And to keep smiling even when you don't feel like it. | The happiest I ever saw Memaw was: The first time she ever held me as a newborn. The first time I looked into her eyes, I know God had sent her specifically for me. | My most memorable moment with Memaw was: When she rocks me and sings me my very own song. It goes, "I love little Liam I do MaMa... I love little Liam, I do, I do." When I'm in her arms everything is better. Whether I'm sick or tired or just wanting to be held, it's always the best place in the world to be. | List five words that describe Memaw: Snuggly, Warm, Lovable, Huggable and Angelic | A personal birthday wish for Memaw: It's ok...just for today. You can do all of the bragging you want about me and how much I mean to you! I plan to do the same !! Happy Birthday Memaw, I love you more than you will ever know. Liam

62: Who’s smarter humans or dogs? Dogs know how to enjoy life. Beat that. | A true friend leaves on your heart. | Paw | Prints

63: The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. | My favorite thing about Memaw is: She gives me lots of treats | The funniest thing I ever saw Memaw do was: When she chases Roxi and me with plastic bags, vacuum cleaner and ironing board. | The most important lesson Memaw taught you: If you love someone a whole lot, they will love you back especially if you're a sweet, black poodle. | The happiest I ever saw Memaw was: When she sings and dances with Roxi and me. | My most memorable moment with Memaw was: Getting in her lap and she talks to me and loves on me. | List five words that describe Memaw: Lovable, Pretty, Happy, Generous, Good cook | A personal birthday wish for Memaw: To always be happy and safe. Love, Maci

64: Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.

65: You can say any foolish thing to a dog and the dog will give you a look that says, “My God you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!” | My favorite thing about Memaw is: How she is always excited to see me. And she always takes the time to rub my tummy. | The funniest thing I ever saw Memaw do was: When she chases Maci, Roxi and myself with a dust buster. You really scare Maci and Roxi, but not me. I just play along like I'm terrified so the other girls didn't feel bad for barking and running from you. | The most important lesson Memaw taught you: That if I'm a good girl I get a "cookie". | The happiest I ever saw Memaw was: When everyone in the family gets together to spend time with one another. | My most memorable moment with Memaw was: Every time I stay overnight with Memaw. She always takes extra time to make sure I'm comfortable and feel loved. | List five words that describe Memaw: Devoted, Attentive, Generous, Caring and Loving | A personal birthday wish for Memaw: I hope you have the best birthday ever. I wuff you. Oh, by the way, can I have a bite of your birthday cake? Love, Maggie

66: Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window.

67: To err is human, to forgive, canine. | My favorite thing about Memaw is: A long, long time ago she had a son who eventually had an awesome redheaded daughter who later became my human Mom. | The funniest thing I ever saw Memaw do was: When Memaw and her friend stopped by to say Hi and they came in the house. I jumped so high at Memaw I touched her face with doggy kisses. | List five words that describe Memaw: Funny, Caring, Loyal, OCD, Beautiful and Smart | A personal birthday wish for Memaw: Happy Birthday Memaw. May you have a bonearific day! Love, Cayanne

68: How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie The Pooh | Colt 1999 | Liam 2013

70: Colt

71: Liam

72: Life if too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t. And believe that everything happens for a reason ... if you get a chance – take it; if it changes your life – let it. Nobody said that it would be easy they just promised it would be worth it.

73: In life, don’t expect anything from anyone. Because expectation, when not fulfilled, gives you pain. When you get something without expecting it, it gives you pleasure. Keep doing your part and leave the rest to God.

76: You don’t always get what you wish for, but you get what you work for.

77: Getting older is like visiting an all-you-can-eat buffet. What should be hot is cold, what should be firm is limp and the buns are bigger than anything else on the menu.

78: Either you run the day or the day runs you.

80: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

82: One of the best feelings in the world is when you hug someone you love, and they hug you back even tighter!

85: I’ve got a plan to stimulate the economy. I’m giving everybody my two cents !

86: Family | is the best thing you could ever wish for. | They are there for you during | and love you no matter what. | the ups and downs

88: If my body was a car, I’d trade it in for a newer model. Cause every time I cough or sneeze, my radiator leeks and my exhaust backfires.

89: Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present moment, make it beautiful.

90: Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

91: LIFE is like a camera Focus on what’s important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives, And if things don’t work out, Take another shot.

93: What is a Family? A Family is ... People who love you, People who care People who listen, People who share. Days filled with laughter. Days dimmed with tears. Memories cherished. Down through the years. Joys that grow deeper. Bonds that are strong. "LOVE" you can count on A whole lifetime long.

95: Nothing is more beautiful than a real smile that has struggled through.

96: If you think positively, sound becomes music, movement becomes dance, smile becomes laughter, mind becomes meditation and life becomes a celebration. | Don’t let age get you down. It’s too hard to get back up!

97: Getting over body issues is like getting over a fear of heights - the trick is not to look down.

99: Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. | When anger rises, think of the consequences.

100: How do you prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out !

101: They tell you when you grow older you will lose your mind. What they don’t tell you is that you don’t miss it much.

104: Life is an open book full of blank pages. You write the story as you go.

106: Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make SURE it NEVER happens AGAIN.

107: I don’t want to say I’m old and worn out, but I make sure I’m nowhere near the curb on trash day.

108: I’m old enough to make my own decisions, just not young enough to remember what I decided.

109: When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes and heartache. When I look in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons, and pride in myself. | It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

110: Never, never, never give up. | veryone is trying to accomplish something Big. ot realizing that Life is made up of little things. | E | N

111: When you get to the End of your Rope, tie a Knot and Hang On.

112: “CHOICE” “CHANCE” “CHANGE” You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.

113: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

114: I miss being a kid, no one cared how you dressed, we were all friends and we all could be ourselves without being judged.

115: THE OF A IS THE OF THE | child | light | laughter | home.

116: If you woke up breathing – congratulations! You have another chance!

117: It gets easier as you get older. You accept yourself for who you are – your flaws and your attributes. It’s easier to live in your own skin.

118: You know you’re getting old when you start to like food that you hated before.

119: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

120: Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. | Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

121: Some people come into your life as blessings, others into your life as lessons.

122: Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.

123: When you are old – more wrinkles yet - fewer doubts; Looser skin yet firmer confidence; Grayer hair yet more colorful; Older mind yet younger spirit.

124: Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

126: Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.

127: You know you are getting old when “happy hour” is a nap.

128: In life we do things. Some we wish we had never done. Some we wish we could replay a million times in our heads. But they all make us who we are, and in the end they shape every detail about us. If we were to reverse any of them we wouldn’t be the person we are. So just live, make mistakes, have wonderful memories. But never ever second guess who you are, where you have been and most importantly where it is you’re going.

129: Life isn't the same without someone who loves you.

131: I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom highlights.

132: Today's little moments become tomorrow's precious memories.

133: The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are, but how happy others can be because of you.

136: No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be --- thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive.

138: Problems are like washing machines. They twist, they spin & knock us around. But in the end we come out cleaner, brighter & better than before. | Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

139: There are two ways of spreading light – To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. | I don't have a huge house, A brand new car or lots of money. What I do have is an amazing family, friends and memories that will last forever.

140: You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.

141: When life knocks you down get back up and fight harder. | Life at any time can become difficult. Life at any time can become easy. Good or bad, they are seasons on life. It all depends upon, how you take on life and adjust to these seasons.

143: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories.


148: Set aside half an hour every day to do all your worrying; then take a nap during this period.

149: Life is Short – Break the Rules – Forgive Quickly – Kiss Slowly – Love Truly – Laugh Uncontrollably – and NEVER REGRET Anything that made you Smile.

150: I regret nothing in my life even if my past was full of hurt, I still look back and smile, because it made me who I am today.

151: My mind says I’m in my twenties. My body says “yeah you wish”.

152: Don't think of it as hot flashes, think of it as your inner child playing with matches.

153: A beautiful woman uses her lips for truth, her voice for kindness, her hands for charity, her heart for love. For those that don’t like her, she uses prayer.

154: Do not regret growing older. It’s a privilege denied to many.

156: Sometimes it's not the song that makes you emotional ... it's the people that come to your mind when you hear it.

157: Three things you cannot recover in life: the word after it’s said, the moment after it’s missed, and the time after it’s gone.

158: Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who LOV E YOU no matter what. | Be better than you were yesterday.

159: I’ve seen better days, But I’ve also seen worse. I don’t have everything that I want, But I do have all I need. I woke up with some aches and pains, But I woke up. My life may not be perfect, But I am blessed.

160: will forget what you said, people forget what you did, but people will how made them feel. | People | will | never forget | you

161: In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

162: Don’t be afraid to rock the boat. If someone falls out, then they weren’t meant to be in your boat.

163: Concern yourself with not what is right and what is wrong, but with what is important.

164: Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, every problem comes to break us or make us. The choice is ours whether we become VICTOM or VICTOR.

165: Live Simply | GIVE MORE | EXPECT LESS

166: YOU can't choose your FAMILY, but you can ignore their PHONE CALLS !!!

167: Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you. | To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.

168: People are like Oreos. The good stuff is on the inside.

169: Value the people who sacrifice something for you, because maybe that something was their everything.

170: One of the best feelings in the world is knowing your presence and absence both mean something to someone.

172: How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

173: The best thing about | Memories | is making them.

174: Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You’ll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you’ll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke. | life is good

175: Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. | Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments.

176: Smiling doesn’t always mean you’re happy, it simply means that you are a strong person.

177: When you arise in the morning, think of what a PRECIOUS PRIVILEDGE it is to be alive - to breath, to think, to enjoy, to love. | You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.

180: Pain makes you stronger; Tears make you braver; Heartbreak makes you wiser; so THANK the past for a BETTER future. | Sister | A woman without her is like a bird without | Wings

181: My favorite thing about Juanita is: She is always willing and ready to listen when I need an ear and a shoulder to lean on. | The most important lesson Juanita taught you: When I was 12 years old and started my period, she taught me how and what to do. She showed me how to make a sanitary belt out of elastic and safety pins and use an old rag for a pad. When I was getting married, she told me what I needed to know. | The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: When she was doing for someone else. | My most memorable moment with Juanita was: "One of Many" - She came out to Georgia when Caryn was born. She carried me to eat at Shoney's in Macon the day before Caryn was born. We got a big seafood platter. As I was eating an oyster, I bit down on a real pearl. I still have the pearl. (2) We were living in Reidhimer in the house Daddy built next to the old store. We were tossing rocks and she accidentally hit me on my forehead close to my hair line. Blood began immediately and it scared her more than it scared me. It was hard for her to get over. She worried about it for a long , long time. By the way, the scar is still there. | List five words that describe Juanita: Loving, Caring, Understanding, A Fantastic Sister and Friend | Special things Juanita did for me: She had a beautiful baby blue organdy dress. I was going to graduation while in Reidhimer, with Ben Dobson, Warren Earl Martin and Vickie Pierce. She insisted I wear it and she even took grossgrain ribbon and tied it on the shoulders to dress it up even more. She was always letting me wear her clothes. She taught me how to dress right. (Don't know if it all took.) She did a lot of baby sitting and she took me with her many times and taught me how to baby sit. She even took me on her dates. I thought she was the prettiest "BIG" sister ever, then I actually found out she is the prettiest "BIG" sister. | A personal birthday wish for Juanita: I pray God's mighty blessings will be yours for the rest of your life. And also that you and I will be around for my 75th. HA-HA Nellie

182: Respect the old when you are young. Help the weak when you are strong. Confess the fault when you are wrong. Because one day in life you will be old, weak and wrong.

183: A personal birthday wish for Aunt Juanita: Happy Birthday and I love you. Rick & Family | My favorite thing about Aunt Juanita is: Always loving, smiles and I get good hugs. | The most important lesson Aunt Juanita taught you: I remember working in her yard. Taught me the importance of hard work. | List five words that describe Aunt Juanita: Loving, Smile, Hugs, Selfless, Positive

184: The Most treasured are the sweet memories of our that we pass down to our | Heirlooms | Family | Children.

185: A personal birthday wish for Aunt Juanita: We hope you have the best birthday ever and we are very happy to help you celebrate your 75th. Dallas, Gladys, Noah, Malaika,&Josia Barlow | My favorite thing about Aunt Juanita is: She always welcomes visitors (us) even if they are unexpected. She always has candy or something to snack on. She lets the kids pet the dog(s). | The most important lesson Aunt Juanita taught you: How to give selflessly and generously. She gave me lots of kitchen items like silverware, utensils, pots & pans, etc. when I graduated from college. I still have and use some of it now 20+ years later. Whenever I did miscellaneous work for her, she always paid generously. | The happiest I ever saw Aunt Juanita was: While she was cooking and eating fried chicken. | List five words that describe Aunt Juanita: Fun, caring, loving, giving, hospitable | Welcome

186: Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet, with lots of NUTS !

187: The funniest thing I ever saw Aunt Juanita do was:I remember when I was about 8 years old going to Readhimer to visit Papaw Tyler's grave with Mamaw Tyler, Aunt Nita, and Mom. There was an antiquated outhouse toward the back of the cemetery that was surprisingly still in use. Moments before we had to leave, Aunt Nita decided that it was imperative to make use of the outhouse. So as the Tyler ladies always do, we all had to accompany her if nothing else but to witness the moment. Everything was going well until the redressing phase of the nature break. There was some adverse reaction between Aunt Nita's stockings and the humidity of Readhimer in the summer. There was enough tugging and pulling involved to rescue a stranded survivor of the Titanic back to the shores of Europe. After a few moments of her exhaustive efforts, the laughter became so loud and boisterous that we all became blinded by all of the tears of laughter that we were crying. After everyone calmed themselves enough to see, the decision was made to ditch the stockings all together. I'm pretty sure that this was the one and only time that I ever witnessed Aunt Nita without stockings. | My favorite thing about Aunt Juanita is: I love Aunt Nita's hilarious storytelling abilities! Nothing like having lunch with her and waking up the next day with sore ribs from laughing so hard the day before. She has an uncanny ability to share just the right details with just the right delivery to light up an audience. I swear she could tell a story about a monotonous chore like folding the clothes and make it funny. | The most important lesson Aunt Juanita taught you: That it is ok for me to stand up and fight for myself. | My most memorable moment with Aunt Juanita was: See #2 | List five words that describe Aunt Juanita: Loving - Hilarious - Strong - Clean - Beautiful | A personal birthday wish for Aunt Juanita: I hope that you truly understand and feel how deeply loved you are on this special day. And pray that you are able to digest just how many lives that have been touched by who you are. Caryn, Devin, Pierce & Addison | The happiest I ever saw Aunt Juanita was: Every time she has her whole family around her.

188: The love in our family GROWS STRONG & DEEP leaving special moments TO TREASURE & KEEP

189: My favorite thing about Juanita is: Always helpful, good cook | The funniest thing I ever saw Juanita do was: Learning to ride a bike downhill. | The most important lesson Juanita taught you: Be careful and enjoy life | The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: Around her kids and when she married Neal. | List five words that describe Juanita: Lovely, kind, full of life | A personal birthday wish for Juanita: Feel better, get well Robert

190: LIFE LESSON: No one makes a lock without a key. That’s why God won’t give you problems without solutions.

191: My favorite thing about Aunt Juanita is: Her smile and desserts! | The funniest thing I ever saw Aunt Juanita do was: Dancing – trying to dance while playing with us – I’m sure her perseverance has improved the dance! | The most important lesson Aunt Juanita taught you: Keep GOD first! Treasure your family and friends. | My most memorable moment with Aunt Juanita was: Laughing and swinging on MaMaw’s front porch swing, reminiscing with her siblings at the holiday meal. Always a hoot to sit and listen to their recollections! | List five words that describe Aunt Juanita:Patient (most of the time), Kind, Loyal, Mischievous, Tiniest firecracker | A personal birthday wish for Aunt Juanita: May you always see the beauty in GOD’s plan. We love you Aunt Nita, Becky & Rickey & Family | Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

192: be brave. take risks. nothing can substitute EXPERIENCE.

193: No family is perfect ... we argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end, family is family ... the love will always be there. | My most memorable moment with Aunt Juanita was: It was during the hot summertime. Gayle, Becky and me begged Aunt Nita to run water in the bathtub so we could play in it like we were in a pool. We had so much fun. | List five words that describe Aunt Juanita: Petite, Redheaded, Feisty, Sassy and Clean. | A personal birthday wish for Aunt Juanita: I hope you have the best birthday ever. I love you very much. Janet

194: MEANS NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND OR FORGOTTEN. | FAMILY | Every second brings a fresh beginning, Every hour holds a new promise, Every night our dreams can bring hope and Every day is what you choose to make it.

195: A personal birthday wish for Aunt Juanita: Hope this birthday is as special as she is and to have many more. Robert Douglas | My favorite thing about Aunt Juanita is: She always takes time with family. | The funniest thing I ever saw Aunt Juanita do was: Run from a small dog trying to catch Mark while running around the house. | The most important lesson Aunt Juanita taught you: Never give up. | The happiest I ever saw Aunt Juanita was: When she saw her favorite nephew, Robert Douglas. | My most memorable moment with Aunt Juanita was: Anytime talking with her. Eating chocolate teacakes at Mamaw Tyler's. | List five words that describe Aunt Juanita: Caring, Compassionate, Always there, Honest and Talkative. | A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can't go anywhere until you change it.

196: TO IN LIFE, YOU NEED THREE THINGS: A wishbone, a backbone, And a funnybone. | Succeed | Live your life and forget your age."

197: My favorite thing about Juanita is: (Seeph) Her smile, love and glowing personality. She has always been so loving and giving of herself. (Flo) Her kindness, her selflessness, generosity and welcoming me into the family. I love and respect her so much. | The funniest thing I ever saw Juanita do was: (Seeph) You may not want to print this: ? Keep and clean the chicken mess from her bare feet and between the toes when gathering eggs as a child. Always had to look neat and clean. (Flo) Playing with Roxi and Maci with the step stool. | The most important lesson Juanita taught you: She could, as a child, tell stories much better than Robert and I because she kept us in trouble with these bits of life. (Flo) To think and put others before herself and what a Christian really is. | The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: Probably Mr. Neal Lowe's addition to her world, other than her kids. (Flo) When I made her and Roxi a blanket. I so wish I'd met Mr. Neal. | My most memorable moment with Juanita was: I think, 1957, in Readhimer. Mama and Daddy were living in Joe Godwin's house - they were running the store in Readhimer. Nita and I were laying across the bed crying and talking about life's problems and solutions. We solved many of these problems as you can see. Much love and care. (Flo) The first day I met her and how welcome she made me feel and so comfortable and happy to be in her home. | List five words that describe Juanita: (Seeph) Nita is one of the most loving, giving, forgiving, kind, sweet!!! Friend that one would ever want or have. Tons of love in her. (Flo) Special, generous, kind, welcoming, putting others before her. | A personal birthday wish for Juanita: (Seeph) I wish the best of life henseforth. May your health continue to improve where you can enjoy life, family, going and especially grands and great grands. (Flo) The first day I met you I can never thank you enough for loving me. I so hope you have a wonderful birthday to such a special lady. I so love and admire you. We adore you, Seeph (Joe) & Flo | SisteR | BrotheR | each other | Being and means being there for

198: If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.

199: My favorite thing about Juanita is: She is so thoughtful and kind. | The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: When we went to Kauai. That was really a fun trip | My most memorable moment with Juanita was: I don't have just one moment - I always enjoyed being with her. | List five words that describe Juanita: Thoughtful, Kind, Industrious, Dependable and Sweet | A personal birthday wish for Juanita: Hi Juanita - I hope your 75th birthday is wonderful - and you deserve many more! I love you and wish you the very best. Love, Joyce

200: There is only one happiness in life - to love and to be loved.

201: My favorite thing about Juanita is: Her kind spirit. Juanita is by far one of the kindest people we know. From the moment we entered her life, she's always accepted us as were are--never judgmental, always seeing the best in people, and always making everyone feel special. | The funniest thing I ever saw Juanita do was: It's no secret that Juanita always looks her best--beautiful, never a hair out of place, wakes up with her makeup already on. On the day we celebrated daddy's 80th birthday, Juanita had fixed a special birthday cake. We all got around daddy at the table with his cake and took pictures. At some point, Juanita figured out that she still had her apron on, and potentially a hair or two out of place, and started to get very concerned about how she looked in the pictures. Clearly she was the best looking person at the party, but you know how she is. We all got a good laugh! | The most important lesson Juanita taught you: "The bigger the slice, the better the pie!" (At least that's the most important lesson Joe has learned from Juanita's kitchen.) | My most memorable moment with Juanita was: Really, it's not a single moment--it's more a lifetime. Our fondest memories of Juanita will always be how well she took care of daddy. In the darkest hours of his life, she never left him alone. She was his nurse, his cook, his laundry lady, his chauffeur, his biggest advocate, and most importantly, his friend. For that, and for many other reasons, we will always love her. | List five words that describe Juanita: Beautiful, Kind, Loving, Caring, Devoted and Smart ( I know, that's six...Joe has always admired her intelligence...and her coconut pie). | A personal birthday wish for Juanita: We just want to wish you the happiest birthday ever. May we celebrate this day with you for many more years to come. We love you with all our heart! Joe & Margaret Joyner | You should never sacrifice three things: your family, your heart, or your dignity. | Our | Family | Our Grandchildren

202: When a woman says "What?" It's not because she didn't hear you. She's giving you a chance to change what you said.

203: Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says “oh crap, she’s up.”

204: When I get old I’m going to move in with my kids, hog the computer, pay no bills, eat all the food, trash the house and when asked to clean, pitch a fit like it’s killing me!

205: Family is like music, some high notes, some low notes, but always a beautiful song.

206: God has four gifts for you: A Key for every Problem, A Light for every Shadow, A Plan for every Tomorrow & a Joy for every Sorrow. | Don’t judge my path if you haven’t walked my JOURNEY.

207: Sometimes All a person needs Is a hand to hold And a heart to Understand. | Happiness keeps you sweet, trials keep you strong, sorrows keep you human, failures keep you humble, success keeps you glowing, friends and family keep you going.

208: I'm from LOUISIANA – where everyone pulls over to let an ambulance or a funeral procession pass. We don't have fire flies, we have LIGHTNING BUGS. YALL is a proper noun and AIN'T is definitely a word. SHOES aren't necessary and if we go outside, we get dirty and we ain't afraid of it. Chicken is FRIED and SWEET TEA is the house wine. Shopping carts are BUGGIES and wash cloths are RAGS. Oh, and if you DISRESPECT your mama, you're gonna get HIT with whatever's close by. Be proud that you are from LOUISIANA!!!

209: Memories

211: What Is A | Friend? | A friend is someone you hold dear: Someone who is always there, through thick and thin; Someone who is only a phone call away. | A friend is someone you can always rely on: Someone who is there to share your thoughts with; Someone to listen, no matter the subject. | A friend is someone you can feel comfortable with: Someone you can sit silently beside, without conversation; Someone you do not need to fill the quiet moments with. | A friend is someone you can trust: Someone who will guard your deepest secrets; Someone who will never let you down. | A friend is someone who is not judgmental: Someone who will gently offer advice and opinions, Yet, someone who is not overbearing or critical. | A friend is someone who can keep you grounded: Someone who can help you see through your obstacles; Someone to shoulder you through life's trials. | A friend is someone who shares unconditionally: Someone to laugh and to cry with; Someone to lean on, through both the good and the bad. | A friend is someone you choose wisely, For a friend is your own mirrored image: Someone to compliment your own self; Someone who indicates who you are as a person. | A friend.... is what you are to me.

212: A)ccepts you as you are B)elieves in "you" C)alls you just to say "Hi" D)oesn't give up on you E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts) F)orgives your mistakes G)ives unconditionally H)elps you I)gnores your mistakes J)ust wants to "be" with you K)eeps you close to heart L)oves you for who you are M)akes a difference in your life N)ever judges O)ffers support P)icks you up Q)uiets your fears R)aises your spirits S)ays nice things about you T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it V)alues you W)alks with you X)-plain things you don't understand Y)ells when you won't listen Z)aps you back to reality | Best | Always miss U | a good friend a best friend | knows all your best stories | has lived them with you

214: Live in such a way, that if someone spoke badly of you – no one would believe it.

215: List five words that describe Juanita: Beautiful, Generous, Faithful, Neat, Fun | My favorite thing about Juanita is: Her love for God, family and friends. She is always there for us. | The most important lesson Juanita taught you: How to live with pain and keep on going. | The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: The four of us frying fish and playing Rook, or on vacation in Mt. View, Branson, or road trip through south Louisiana and New Orleans. Just being together! | My most memorable moment with Juanita was: Our Savannah trip. | A personal birthday wish for Juanita: Juanita, you are my "friend of friends", my confidant, my closest companion. You are the friend I turn to for comfort when I have good news to share. Through the years, you've grown nearer and dearer to my heart and I want you to know, my friend, how much I love you! Wishing you the very best birthday! Love, Dora | The funniest thing I ever saw Juanita do was: Driving in downtown New Orleans, with Neil and Travis as backseat drivers! | Forsyth Fountain Savannah, Georgia

216: My favorite thing about Juanita is: Juanita has time or makes time to help everyone that needs her. | The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: When Liam was born. She loves all her grand and great grandchildren, but she was living close to Liam and was with him more. | My most memorable moment with Juanita was: I will never forget Juanita, when we lost our son to cancer, she was right here to help me. She had food and prayers for me and my husband. She is so special to me.

217: The funniest thing I ever saw Juanita do was: When her husband called and asked her to come and brush his roommate's teeth. | The most important lesson Juanita taught you: To be patient and take up for myself. She wanted me to let the Lord take care of me. | List five words to describe Juanita: Special friend, honest, willing to help everyone, patient and hardworking | A personal birthday wish for Juanita: May this day hold happiness for you and may the year ahead be filled with all the best things too. Inez Reed | A strong person isn’t the one who doesn’t cry. A strong person is the one who sheds tears for a moment, picks up her sword and fights again.

218: The road to a friends house is never long. | We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, The goal is to create something that will.

219: My favorite thing about Juanita is: Her happy spirit and her kindness. | The funniest thing I ever saw Juanita do was: She is always fun loving. | The most important lesson Juanita taught you: Optimism - always be happy. | The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: On our trip to Branson, Missouri. Always happy to be at church! | My most memorable moment with Juanita was: Our Branson trip - we had a wonderful time! And at church always! | List five words that describe Juanita: Happy, proud of her family, energetic, loved to work, kind, loving | A personal birthday wish for Juanita: Health & Happiness Alma Jean | A true friend can see your tears pouring, while OTHERS believe the smile you're faking.

220: My two favorite things about Juanita are: Sense of humor and smiling friendly personality. This sums up Juanita: Persevere - she always springs back and pushes forward when hit by adversity. My most memorable moment with Juanita was: This is a hard question. List five words that describe Juanita: Very neat and orderly and organized, hard worker, polite, cheerful and humorous. A personal birthday wish for Juanita: Happy birthday and many more. Also wish her well-being in her new home and surroundings. Pat Folks | My favorite thing about Juanita is: She is an organizer. List five words that describe Juanita: Just simply a wonderful person. A personal birthday wish for Juanita: Happy Birthday "Enjoy" Carolyn Robinson | Juanita and I grew up in the Readhimer community. I lived on one side of Readhimer High School and she lived on the other side. I always thought she was lucky because she had more Tylers on her side. Juanita was a couple of grades ahead of me in school. What I remember the most about her was the way she was always dressed so neatly and her hair was always fixed. Juanita had long beautiful dark brown hair that turned up on the ends. Over the years we have lived and worked in Jonesboro-Hodge and when we ran into each other it was always a happy occasion. A personal birthday wish for Juanita: Happy Birthday and may there be many many more. Carol Ables | Friendship is not about whom you have known the longest; it is about who came and never left your side.

221: My favorite thing about Juanita is: She is always the same each and every time you see her. The most important lesson Juanita taught you: Always be good to your family and friends. The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: Juanita was always happy no matter how she felt. My most memorable moment with Juanita was: There isn't just one moment that I can pick every time that I visited at her home we talked about old friends, our families, her great grand children and her children - whom she loved all of them very much. List five words that describe Juanita: Loving, Kind, Caring, Generous, A friend to all A personal birthday wish for Juanita: Juanita, My whole family wishes you the best birthday you have ever had. Just know that we all love you and thank you so much for your friendship with our mother and the calls you made to her. She always loved them. Mel & Willene Rice | My favorite thing about Juanita is: She is the mother of Gayle who is like a sister to me. Juanita, you did a wonderful job of raising her! The most important lesson Juanita taught you: Keep the faith! The happiest I ever saw Juanita was: Lindsey & Chad's wedding My most memorable moment with Juanita was: I think of so many special events we shared while watching Lindsey and Daniel grow up in Winnfield. List five words that describe Juanita: Loyal, Caring, Loving, Efficient, Unselfish A personal birthday wish for Juanita: I wish you many more days of relaxation and fun. Enjoy your new home in Ruston. I pray you can have better health. Love, Ginger Peterson | We shouldn’t blame God for Our tears, if we never take The time to thank him for Our smiles. | Friendship is not a big thing ... it's a million little things.

222: God didn't bring you this far to abandon you.

223: Live a Life that Matters Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away It won’t matter where you came from It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant So what will matter? What will matter is not your success, but your significance What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example What will matter is not your competence, but your character What will matter is not how many people you knew but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live on in those who loved you What will matter is how long you will be remembered and for what Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident It happens by choice ---

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  • Title: Juanita's 75th Birthday
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