Monday, January 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Brian! (January 28th)

So, 38 years ago tonight my man was teaching me how to play chess - I would give birth to Brian 15 hours later. We were in the living room, my hair in rollers (had to look good to go in) and wearing my big, orange chenille housecoat - it was about the only thing I could comfortably wear.

Sitting there looking pretty as a picture in my rollers and robe, I started bemoaning the fact time was passing slowly that evening. He suggested chess, yes, chess. Well, why not? I had never played the game - I hate games that make me think - plan ahead - even checkers. Smooth move to wiggle into a comfortable position and get arm's length from the chess table to learn a new game. Have to give my man credit, he was very brave or very crazy to suggest it to a "due to deliver pregnant woman."

All I remember from chess that night is the guy "with the slit in his head" moves sideways - I think.

Anyway, Brian made his entrance (or should that be exit) at 12:40pm the next day. And he knows how to play chess!!! Could it be - - -nawwww

Happiest of birthdays to a son who has a soft and gentle heart and soul. We love you. xx oo


shirl said...

"Happy Birthday, Brian!

Your a very special nephew to us,
we hope you have many many more
wonderful birthdays.

Granny Annie said...

My son will be 38 this year. It sounds like our 1970 boys have a lot in common in the areas of generous kind hearts. You and I have a lot in common as well. As many times as people have tried to teach me to play Chess, I don't even know about the split headed piece. My son and all three of his children are Chess champions!

smilnsigh said...

Great memory! Thank you for sharing it with us.

And a Happy Birthday to your son Brian.

He/husband is doing fine, with the finger. So lucky to not have throbbing pain. And thank you much, for asking about him.


JeanMac said...

Hey, welcome, Annie. I have to check out your blog!

Trish said...

Happy Birthday Brian! Hmmm, Jean, for some reason I couldn't find a pic here of you with the hair curlers and orange chenille shucks, they didn't have digital cameras back then? That would have been a sight, but I'll bet you still looked beautiful!