Happy Birthday to Me!

This is the former Huntington High School. Is it not a beautiful building? We were over 1600 strong in grades 10-12, with 543 in my graduating class.

This is the former Huntington High School. Is it not a beautiful building? We were over 1600 strong in grades 10-12, with 543 in my graduating class.

We were the Pony Express.

We were the Pony Express.

This weekend, I will celebrate with my former classmates at our 50th Class Reunion. Moreover, today is my 68th Birthday! I will admit when I was 18 and looking forward to graduation, I thought 68 QUITE ANCIENT. Needless to say my perspective has changed. So, today, I mean to indulge myself with a retrospective look at my younger self. Please excuse my self-conceit. I promise it is only momentary. I’ll be back to examining all this Austen and Regency tomorrow. For now…party-clip-art-balloons-different-coloursparty-clip-art-balloons-different-colours

This is me at age 65. One of my former classmates is making a table book with many of our pictures. It will be "The Class at 65 at 65."

This is me at age 65. One of my former classmates is making a table book with many of our pictures. It will be “The Class at 65 at 65.”

My greatest accomplishment: being a mother to a wonderful son.

My greatest accomplishment: being a mother to a wonderful son.

My senior picture in 1965. I was editor of the yearbook and belong to several clubs.

My senior picture in 1965. I was editor of the yearbook and belong to several clubs.

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This is me in December 1970. If nothing else, this montage will prove me a true blonde.

This is me in December 1970. If nothing else, this montage will prove me a true blonde.

In the early 1970s, I taught at Buffalo High School, an experience I will forever cherish. One year, my students hired a "gorilla" to deliver me birthday balloons. How often does that happen?

In the early 1970s, I taught at Buffalo High School, an experience I will forever cherish. One year, my students hired a “gorilla” to deliver me birthday balloons. How often does that happen?

This is me dressed up in August 1957. I was 10 years old at the time.

This is me dressed up in August 1957. I was 10 years old at the time.

After losing two other children, in 1983, I carried to term (almost). My son was only 5 weeks early. I loved the "baby" Nike shoes. My Joshua is a runner even to this day.

After losing two other children, in 1983, I carried to term (almost). My son was only 5 weeks early. I loved the “baby” Nike shoes. My Joshua is a runner even to this day.

This was in rehearsal for "A Solid Gold Cadillac." I portrayed the prudish secretary, Amelia Shotgraven, to Mrs. Laura Partridge. In the film version, Judy Holliday played Mrs. Partridge. Do not worry, my prudish secretary won the heart of young office intern in the end.

This was in rehearsal for “A Solid Gold Cadillac.” I portrayed the prudish secretary, Amelia Shotgraven, to Mrs. Laura Partridge. In the film version, Judy Holliday played Mrs. Partridge. Do not worry, my prudish secretary won the heart of young office intern in the end.

I'm a second degree black belt. This is me as a green belt with a front kick. In reality, I'm holding the position so the photographer could snap the picture.

I’m a second degree black belt. This is me as a green belt with a front kick. In reality, I’m holding the position so the photographer could snap the picture.

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About reginajeffers

Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and contemporary novels.
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20 Responses to Happy Birthday to Me!

  1. spiritofnlmk says:

    Happy Birthday Regina !!

  2. Jennifer Redlarczyk says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic rest of the week! Jen

  3. Gerri Bowen says:

    This is wonderful, Regina!

  4. vvaught512 says:

    Happy birthday. Have a wonderful day.

  5. Leenie B says:

    Happy Birthday! 🙂 Loved seeing the pictures.

  6. Billi Switzer-Aaron says:

    Happy Birthday Regina! Blessings on your day !

  7. Great snapshots of a life to be proud of. Happy Birthday🎂

  8. Vee says:

    Regina! Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures and snippets of your amazing life. Enjoy your reunion.
    I wish you a very Happy birthday with many more wonderful years ahead filled with good health and happiness and success. Love Vee xox

  9. MaryAnnN says:

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. Hope your reunion with your classmates is wonderful and what a day to celebrate your birthday! Happy Birthday to a great author!
    A few weeks ago I attended by 60th high school class reunion and it was great. Life is good, enjoy everyday God gives you!

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