Friday, September 27, 2013

Chapter One. I am born.


Once upon a time a little girl was born.  They called her Booba because she chubbed up so nicely.
She was a happy little girl.

Her shoes were scuffed then
and they are now.

But she has never cared too much about that sort of thing.

She is just happy to be here,
loving and playing and skipping along.

Encourage one another,


  1. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Birthday Poem

    Oh, Donna Boo
    You are so YOU!
    You help when we are blue
    And, have talents so true.
    Or Dear Miz Boo
    Love you we do..
    Mean it like Sue!
    Happy birthday to you!

    Tootle loo
    Tootle lee...
    love and prayers, judy.e.p
    (who wishes she could be a poet)

    1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this poem! :-)

  2. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Editing would be nice...line 5 should be Our, not or....oops!,

  3. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Love it, JEP!!

    Happy Birthday, Miz Boo!

    Sarah P. from Iowa

  4. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Booba, happy birthday to you! Luv ya!

    Beckie from Kansas

  5. Amy J in WI10:44 AM

    It's your birthday? And Katie is gone? Oh my....wish I was there to take you our for lunch today. Hopefully, you can celebrate with Patrick tonight!


  6. Amy J in WI10:45 AM

    Wait....why doesn't Facebook say it is your birthday? I am so confused!

  7. Sonjasunshine10:54 AM

    Happy Birthday! &many more!

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Donna Elsie Booba! So glad you are here in this spinning universe, helping me to laugh and know about pop culture, and to remember the things that are really important: loving each other, having hope even when life is hard, and being just exactly who God called us to be! Much love to you this day and always,
    Di (Diane Hamilton, aka: Pookie)

  9. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Happy Birthday, Donna! Hope you are having a lovely autumn day and get to do something relaxing and fun for your birthday. Treat yourself (like a pedicure, or an afternoon matinee.....or something!) You are appreciated.

    Debbie Z.

  10. Happy Happy Birthday to YOU!!!! I hope its tons of fun.

  11. Anonymous11:46 AM

    Hi Donna, I don't know you and you don't know me, but have been reading your blog from time to time for a couple of years. Enjoy your pictures and your wit, and thought it was time to say hi! Happy Birthday.
    Vicki from Illinois

  12. Aw. Happy birthday to you! I wish you much skipping, loving and playing along the way.

  13. Happy, Happy birthday, Donna! I hope your day is full of love and surprises!

    Thanking the Lord for blessing all of us with the gift of YOU!

    Your poem is cute, Judy!

  14. Is this—the Booba nickname—a revelation? I love learning new things about people.

    Here's to smiles, cute hair, bobby socks and scuffed shoes. Thank you for gracing us with your infectious smiles, the beauty you find all around you, good words and glorious pictures.

    Happy Birthday, DEAR Donna!

  15. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Happy Birthday! That pic is so cute!

  16. Happy Birthday, Donna! Have a great day!

  17. Happy Birthday from Linda in OK!

  18. Anonymous1:00 PM

    Happy Birthday to YOU! Lots and Lots and Lots of Love...

    sis' cindy :)

  19. Happy birthday from a "lurker". Have a wonderful day.

  20. Cyndi K G1:45 PM

    Happy Birthday, Donna!

  21. Dawn K1:53 PM

    Happy Birthday, Donna! Hope you have a simply fabulous day!!!! And do have cake with lots of frosting.

  22. Most happiest of birthdays!! In fact, I think you should celebrate birthWEEK!!
    Glad I was able to check in, today...knew there was something special about this day!

  23. Happy Birthday! Always a light to everyone around you, scuffed shoes and all. :)

    1. Anonymous9:51 PM

      What a lovely thing to say, Mindy!
      Mary Z

      And happy birthday to dear Booba!! :)

  24. HAPPY DAY :-) so sooooo great to know you dear Donna! Have a blessed birthday weekend! You are a blessing to me.

  25. Happy Birthday to you!! =]

  26. Happy! One of my college friends called me Bubola. (Boob-ala) and it stuck. Sigh.

  27. Happy Birthday sweet friend!! I hope your day was amazing! xoxo

  28. Oh dear Donna! Happy birthday! May your day be as bright as you make all of ours every time we stop to check in!

    Tammy ~@~

  29. Thank you all for the lovely and fun comments and poems. Jep, I would have sworn that was Kathyb waxing poetic! Adorable and funny!

    Thank you all!

    1. Anonymous10:46 AM

      Hope you can tell we all were/are sending you good wishes and happy thoughts, because as others here in the QLCS have said (more eloquently than I) you are very special, appreciated and loved.
      love and prayers, jep (the one who should have edited her poem more carefully) ;-)

  30. Dear Booba,
    How I love your name. I hope you had the happiest of birthdays.

    Poopsie (aka HMBalison---I was given the name Poopsie by my high school boyfriend and everyone in my family calls me Poopsie--even my husband)

  31. Happy birthday, dear Donna! Hope it was wonderful. May you continue to celebrate all weekend! How lovely to have a fall birthday. Wishing you pretty leaves, gorgeous sky, wonderful light, yummy cake, family visits, Ginny snuggles and good behavior, and beautiful weather!

  32. Happy Birthday Donna from a silent but loyal follower of your blog. Yours is the blog I can't go without. Your genuine ways are a blessing and sooo refreshing!! Much love to you:)

  33. Happy Birthday! I think you are amazing and I love your blog.

  34. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!! We share one... :)
    I have been trying to keep up with my girls' schoolwork, and then other things after school hours (my son's homework, dishes...I don't even make it to the store...blah!) and I have been missing your blog. So, now I am catching up. Take care this birthday weekend!!

  35. Anonymous12:42 PM

    I was a few days behind reading, but apparently we share a birthday! How have I not realized this before? I have been reading your lovely blog for several years! Hope you enjoyed your day....from the posts, it looks like you did!

  36. Dear Booba,

    The very first time I saw an image you took, I felt overwhelmed by your connection with your subject. I think you see people in a very special way. All the technical things in the world can't help someone achieve that connection.

    I love that you have had a beautiful life with lots of scuffed shoes. It seems like having scuffed shoes might be the best way to live life to me.

  37. Happy Belated Birthday! Not been on for a while again, ugh! You also share a birthday with my son who was 29 on the 27th. :-) Enjoy your blog, WHEN I get on here! Wendy


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