No intro needed..
BEACHCOMBER & BLOGGER
(definitely a Merman!!)
whisked to the party site..
But first, a Plumeria Lei..for the beautiful birthday lady..
Our Mermaid sea sister of the heart..
a few pictures..
of then and now....
Can you believe it was just 60 short years ago on this very date,that our beloved heroine was born? seems like yesterday..
"As most of you know, my family had a place at Paradise Cove in Malibu when I was growing up and this is where I spent most weekends and summers. I wrote this in a post from 2009, "We had a modest home in the San Fernando Valley, so that we could also have a weekend/summer getaway at Paradise Cove in Malibu. The Cove was strictly a trailer park at that time and our neighbors included Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Edgar Buchanan and Frank Cady (both of Petticoat Junction) and many friends. We bought our trailer from Lana Turner, better known as the Sweater Girl in those days. By the time we located to The Cove, we were already known as The Lazy G's from our many years of beach camping." I have many, many wonderful memories of our time spent in Malibu"
(quoted from the blog Shellebell's Tiki Hut"
As a child, her early life revolved around her Daddy, family ..
and the beach!
She was a movie star, often being cast in the crowd scenes in the Gidget and Beach Party movies of the 1960's!
Fast forward to Love
and the first of two babies!
Fast forward to the present..
photos with Daughter..
Son and his friend..And ever the camper, still camping .forgoing the trailer...but now in a TENT!
I cannot remember exactly when we first "met", just that we clicked instantly..with such intensity!
Our love for the oceans,all creatures above and below the waters..our passion for creativity..
our joie de vive!!
Humor..you bet!! We laugh, we cry, we love..and sometimes dislike with intensity creeps in..
we can be very stubborn as well as generous to a fault..
Surely there is salt water in our veins!
Our Maker, the keeper of the stars, knew when our worlds needed to collide..
and wow! am i ever thankful he sent dear Shelle to my part of the world..
friends yes..but even more..
she is my Mermaid, sister of the sea, and for always..
sister of my heart whom I love and adore..
sight unseen..but soon!!
Now..let the party begin..
All your favorite music masters..
and yes, Jimmy will sing to the birthday girl..
(he has to be a Merman!)
we'll continue eating, dancing, partying.. till the sun goes down...
my toast to the sunset..
to our sisterhood..
and to you special lady!!!
love you Shelle...