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February 15, 2013

From Susan — It’s a Special Day!!

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 8:07 am

It is Surly’s birthday!  Yay!  In honor of my favorite sister’s birthday, here’s a short stroll down memory lane.

You can see at a glance that these two are going places:

On the Tarmac

Yes, we were Air Force Brats.  The little one is Sally, of course.  And notice the cute matching outfits.  I’m sure our grandma had something to do with that!! 🙂

This next photo captures Surly as a sweet young thing – in her early college years:

Great Hair!!

Few would suspect that Sally and I once dabbled in the cinema 😉 .  Here is our only “starring role”: in the blockbuster Jurrassic Park:

The Rainey Sisters in a Faux-to Op at Universal Studios

We were told to look “fierce.”  We told the guy that there is no way we would be anything but scared out of our wits!!  That trip to L.A. was one of our first “road trips” and really, really fun.

Have a fantastic birthday, Surly — there are many great memories to come!!


  1. Susan…….what great pictures for posterity. I do believe you favor your mother! Happy Birthday to Sally……..and thanks for sharing. Loved your Monkey’s, too. Especially the sock monkey fabric. It was reminiscent of the Grace fabric (little blond girls) that I had a dress made out of for granddaughter Grace years ago. Hope to get back to knitting soon…..but last night was Valentine’s Dinner out and last week I was awaiting the arrival of our daughter Karla and her way through Mpls (from NY to San Francisco.) Now I’m headed back north on Tuesday again. Love to you both. Cathy

    Comment by Cathy Rootness — February 15, 2013 @ 9:42 am

  2. Happy Birthday, Sally! May you have a wonderful celebration and a joyous, happy, fun year ahead!!

    Comment by Barb — February 15, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

  3. Happy birthday Sally! You’re so lucky to have such great sister!

    Comment by Anh — February 15, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

  4. That’s some nice eyebrows I’ve got going on.

    Comment by surly — February 15, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

  5. Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Fangirl — February 15, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

  6. Happy Birthday, Sally. Have a wonderful year.
    See you at camp,

    Comment by Renate Baur — February 15, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

  7. Happy Birthday, Sally! I hope you have a special day and a fabulous year.

    Comment by Terri — February 15, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

  8. Have a great day, week, month, and year.

    Comment by Bertha Mallard — February 15, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

  9. Happy Birthday Sally from one Air Force Brat to another!

    Comment by Holly — February 15, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

  10. Hope you had a great day!
    Happy birthday!

    Comment by Beth — February 15, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

  11. Happy birthday, Sally! I think I had a shirt like your ” early college” one in high school. Mine was yellow quiana – I was quite proud of it, though now I can’t imagine why I ever would choose yellow.

    Here’s to future days, better fashion – Onward!

    Comment by Pam — February 15, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

  12. What a wonderful picture of you all. My grandmother made cute coats like that for us too. How lucky to have grandmothers. Have a very happy birthday, Sally! (And I love your eyebrows).

    Comment by Chloe — February 16, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

  13. Happy Birthday, Sally! Sisters are THE Best and I know you too enjoy each other greatly! Looking forward to seeing you at Yarnover!

    Comment by Kathy W. — February 17, 2013 @ 12:32 am

  14. I hope you birthday was great. Nice pictures!!!

    Comment by ida — February 18, 2013 @ 3:10 am

  15. What fun! (Belated) happy birthday wishes!

    Comment by Kym — February 20, 2013 @ 8:52 am

  16. Such fun photos!! Happy Belated Birthday!

    Comment by Lisle — February 22, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

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