This week the teaparty is for Eula Cousins as she celebrates her 110th birthday! I figure if you live to be 110 years old, you deserve an OTT birthday card!
I looked at the last two year's teaparties for Eula and saw her Parrot (named Star), the term "What an Adventure" and saw a photo of her her holding a card with a daisy. So I thought I would include those. I also googled her (he he he, sneaky!) and that is where I read about some of the highlights of her life. The article is by Len Lear on the Chestnuthilllocal.com/blog. It really was so fascinating! I included some of those highlights in the heart. It says:
"Born in 1902 to John and Mary Taylor on September 14th. Graduated from Virginia Union University. Married Dr William Montgomery Cousins. Walked along the River Jordan. Raised money thru the NAACP for Rosa Parks. Met the U.S. Ambassador Dr. Jerome H. Holland. Social Worker." You can't see it all, but you get the idea.
One of the other things I read, LOVE is what keeps her living so long! How sweet is that?!!! Happy Birthday Eula, I hope it is as special as you are!!!
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 GMT Views: 900
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Tue, Sep 11, 2012 @ 3:46 AM
OTT! For sure! How fun that you personalized this times 110! I love it....Genius you were to google....I betcha after this year's celebration, some photos of her 110th in some newspapers will pop up in the google screen! What a great addition to her wall of cards at the teaparty! Love it Kathleen, you rocked this challenge.....so cool for Eula!
This is awesome, and you share an awesome story to accompany it. Thank you for introducing me to Eula! Her card is exceptional .. all those candles like a crown of wisdom, light, and joy!
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Tue, Sep 11, 2012 @ 6:50 AM
Kathleen, what a special card you have made for Miss Eula!! I love that you have included her parrot Star and the daisies!! It was fascinating to read of her life, I would love to sit and talk with her about all of it, as I did with my Grandmother!! I can imagine Miss Eula dressed like this as a child! So Sweet!!
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Tue, Sep 11, 2012 @ 6:56 AM
Kathleen, what a lovely card to make for Mrs. Eula!! You personalized it so beautifully! Mrs. Eula will treasure it!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
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Tue, Sep 11, 2012 @ 10:56 AM
Wow ....you really added lots of love here...what a sweeet idea...I am now going to go read more on her as I just find her life so facinating.
this little girl is just so adorable, and I love all the flowers around her too, so pretty...Eula will be so touched with all the work and love and time that went into this... ...TFs..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
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Tue, Sep 11, 2012 @ 11:39 AM
How ingenious of you to google to "get the facts, Ma'am, just the facts" on our Ms Eula!! that was some great personalization for sure!! - such a sweet image and a real girly look to her card - wonder if she knows she is on google???
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