Monday, November 17, 2008

Ruby Tuesday - giving thanks


It is Ruby Tuesday, hosted by the teach. What we can give thanks for is our second born, Cameron. He was born the day after Thanksgiving 1990. That Thanksgiving, as the baby was only a week late, we didn't want to spend hours and hours preparing a turkey and have to rush to the hospital. So we had a non-traditional ham that day, with the turkey being served for Christmas instead.

But I digress. As Cam's birthday sometimes falls on Thanksgiving, last in 2006, I offer a picture of his birthday cake on his thirteenth. Bits of red are here: one of the birthday candles, the red Yankee Candle and a napkin. However, the red glow on his face works as a ruby as well. Thanks are for having such a good guy as Cam. Happy
Ruby Tuesday!

30 comments:

me ann my camera said...

This is indeed an event to be thankful for and I can identify with that happening also as my youngest son was born on a Canadian Thankgiving Sunday many years ago. The candles on the cake and the slight bits of red in the photo make it a very festive looking event. Happy Thanksgiving.

Jim said...

Ralph, you did good that year. To think your youngest is fifteen now! It isn't always nice to have a birthday near a holiday, Mrs. Jim's is January 1. She generally gets the short end, even most restaurants are closed around here that day. Lots of football for her to watch though.
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Felisol said...

Dear Ralph,
A handsome son born on Thanksgiving 18 years ago. I bet you are all proud of him,-and thankful.
Children are the best gift ever.
The candles made such a special mood with the lace tablecloth.
Fragile retro.
From Felisol

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ellen b said...

That's a wonderful post to honor your son and his birthday! What a blessing...

Yen said...

Reason to be more thankful and be happy! He must be excited with his Birthday nearing:)

Nice reds on the cake!

~Just Me~ said...

A nice happy shot! Nothing like kids bdays to make great memories, and good Ruby Tuesdays!!

Linda said...

My Dad's birthday was the 25th so sometimes his big day fell on Thanksgiving, too. It just makes Thanksgiving one of those days when we miss him even more.

Kay said...

How very sweet!

You are all so lucky : )

Patti said...

That's my Cameron ;-)
I can't believe he will be 18 in a few days.

Dianne said...

Happy soon to be 18 to Cameron

sweet face :)

I love birthday candle lit photos

Queen-Size funny bone said...

they grow up so fast.

ilanadavita said...

Nice memories.

Raven said...

Nice photo and memories. He's coming up on 18 this year. That's one of those "significant" years, isn't it? Not quite as big as 21 but kind of almost adulthood.

Mar said...

Lovely picture, beautiful memories.
Love the little red candle.

Robin said...

Happy birthday to your young man!

18, that is a big one. Is he disappointed that he just missed being able to vote?

Risa said...

Happy Birthday Cameron!
I know birthdays are personal but I'd like to suggest that mothers and fathers celebrate the day as well as a day of true thanksgiving and pride.
Many happy returns of the day - Ralph!

Carletta said...

Hi Ralph,
What a sweet sweet post!
I smiled at the photo thinking how grateful I am my two grown kids will be with me for Thanksgiving.
Have a great day.

CharmaineZoe said...

Lovely photo with great memories. Happy birthday to Cameron for Thanksgiving Day and best wishes for Ruby Tuesday :-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice photo! Happy birthday, Cam!

Becky and Gary said...

What a great way to say Thanks for our children. This is a wonderful photo, and as I enlarge it I can see lots of red. Have a super RT.

Pagan Sphinx said...

There is nothing more special than a beloved child blowing out their birthday candles. Wonderful sentiment in your post. Happy birthday to Cameron!

Catherine said...

I love when I read things like ;"Thanks are for having such a good guy as Cam". Proud parents make self confident children. A perfect Thanksgiving wish. .
Cam will have 18 years old, he would become 'adult' in France. Way to say. How can one become adult overnight?
Joyeux anniversaire en avance à Cameron de France.

Mojo said...

My oldest was born 3 days before Christmas, so I know the feeling of not wanting to make big plans and then have them scrapped by a trip to the hospital. His younger brother was also born in December, though not quite so close. All their lives I've had to work to keep people from lumping their birthdays together with Christmas so they could actually have their day. Now that they're in their 20's it's less of an issue, but in their childhoods I wanted to be sure they were recognized and celebrated for the young men they are and not just because they got swept up in the general air of celebration. Maybe it wasn't as important as I made it out to be, but it was important to me not to have the days I was celebrating them overshadowed by anything else.

I hope it was the right move, but I guess I'll never know for sure.

Catherine said...

Thanks Ralph for your comment on my Ruby Tuesday.
I suddenly understand that French people get no more hegemony in matter of cooking : )

Bond said...

Excellent picture choice Sir...

They do grow fast

{i}Post said...

Happy RT to you too! And happy birthday to your son. Love the picture. There is something so great about the puffed cheeks when blowing out birthday candles!

Arlene said...

Wow, it's truely a Ruby Red birthday for your son. :)

Happy RT, Ralph!

onangelwings said...

That is a sweet photo. Love the lips all puckered blowing out the candles. Cute.

Terry said...

Dear Ralph
You are a very rich man, having a son like that!
sooo much to be thankful for,eh?!!
from Terry