The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Friday, September 26, 2008

Birthday cake or birthday apples?

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Happy Birthday Aunt Shellie, Tyler P. Johnny Appleseed, and Me! :-)
Today is Tom's sister Shellie's birthday, Kyle's good friend Tyler's 13th, and for those of you trivia lovers, today is also Johnny Appleseed Day!

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Mmmm...apples!

Johnny Appleseed's real name was John Chapman, and he was born on Sept. 26, 1774. It is true that he traveled the countryside planting apple trees, and bringing seedlings to the settlers who in some areas where required to plant at least 50 seedlings per homestead. When I was teaching we always celebrated this day with lots of apple activities, and since I too share Johnny's special birthday, my love of apples continues! Enjoy your day, and eat an apple in honor of Johnny Appleseed! :-)

6 comments:

Lorri said...

Happy Birthday Denise!
I wish I could eat apple anything but it's almost surgery time so no food...no coffee...no chocolate...

I digress. Like I said, Happy Birthday and have a GREAT day!

Love, Lorri

Kim said...

Happy birthday dear friend. I'll be calling later today and see if I can catch you at your mom's!

You are a most amazing person. "Angels smiled the day you were born".

LYLAS!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day and blow out all the candles! I vote for cake over apples, chocolate cake!!!

Beth said...

You didn't tell me it was your birthday!!! Happiest of days to you. You are a light to so many people and I am grateful to know someone with such a gracious and full heart. I am glad you can be with your mom today!

Anonymous said...

We are thinking of you Denise! Hope you are having a Happy Birthday!

Enjoy your Birthday dinner with your Mom and Ashlyn.

Happy Birthday to Shelly, Tyler and Johnny as well!

Laura

sue bakalar said...

Happy Birthday Denise!!

Hope you have a day as special as you are. Enjoy dinner and know that I'm thinking of you!!

Love,
Sue