Tuesday, June 25, 2013

86th Annual DD-Day

Yes, it's the 86th Annual Dowager Duchess Day. If I looked and acted a lot younger than my age, I'd brag, too. Here's wishing the multi-talented Dowager Duchess a happy birthday and another artful year painting, knitting, and creating beauty wherever she goes.

KNITTING FOR MY FATHER IN 1949.
I INHERITED THE SWEATER IN 1969 AND WORE IT ANOTHER 20 YEARS.

Who would have thought, as the Dowager Duchess sang and painted "Marrakesh" in 1969 (the same year I inherited the above-pictured sweater), that her son and son-in-law would one day be living just across the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco.

"MARRAKESH" — OIL PAINTING BY THE DOWAGER DUCHESS.

Happy birthday Mom/Mim/DD from your three sons!



32 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Your Grace. Hope you have many more years with your two plus one sons.

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  2. Happiest of Birthday wishes to your beautiful mother!

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    1. Kristi:
      Thanks! She reads all comments and has enjoyed the attention!

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  3. Many birthday wishes for your mother. What a lovely lady she is.

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    1. Sharon:
      Thanks directly from the "lovely."

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  4. Happy DD Day!
    Cheers to many more!

    To celebrate, I may knit me a painting, or paint someone knitting.

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    1. Bob:
      Maybe we should paint ourselves sweaters.

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  5. OH! A fellow knitter! Now I REALLY like your Mom, Mitch (not that I didn't before, just more).
    Happy Birthday to a very talented and valued mother......a national treasure!

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    1. Jim:
      She hasn't knitted a sweater for Jerry or me since the late '80s. We like dark and solid... and our "arms are too long"!

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  6. Happy Birthday, DD! It's always fun to learn more about you-- I'd love to see more of your artwork, and, Mitch, a photo of the knitted sweater in question above??

    Happy Day!

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    1. Judeet:
      I'm sure I have a photo of me wearing that sweater in the 70s. I'll look for it. And I've got lots of photos of her artwork (sculptures, too). To come in the future.

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  7. Happy, happy day to you, DD!

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    1. Michelle:
      She passes on her gratitude.

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  8. Happy Birthday, DD! I love your artwork, and you did very well in raising your wonderful sons. Wishing you many more years of painting, knitting, and having fun.

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    1. Jo:
      Thanks! She paints all the time. Now almost exclusively water colors. Knitting for babies only!

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  9. Happy Birthday to the one and only Dowager Duchess - may your day be filled with cake, laughter, family and friends.

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    1. Nubian:
      I don't think she did any cake. She apparently inhaled 6 servings of ice cream two days before. She went to the gym on her birthday (and the day before)!

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  10. Best wishes to the Dowager Duchess on her special day. I love that song and haven't heard it in a while so thanks for sharing.

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    1. Stephen:
      Thanks from the Duchess (although apparently she prefers Dowager Countess!)... What harmonies!

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  11. What a beautiful woman! Happy Birthday dear DD, may your day be filled with happiness. "All aboard..."

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    1. Elaine:
      She's going to get a swelled head!

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  12. What a talented woman your mother is! I can see why you are so very proud of her.

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    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      Yep, so many talents. Her knitting was exceptional. Oddly, you might have thought the sweaters were machine-made because the stitching was so perfectly even. Her needlework is the same.

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  13. Happy Birthday to Dowager Duchess.....love the sweater and painting!!

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    1. Ron:
      Oh, how I wish I still had that sweater. I outgrew it in the '80s!

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  14. And belated congrats a tu madre tambien del sur de Inglaterra.

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  15. Hope she has the wonderful day she deserves!

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    1. Knatolee:
      It was great. She went to the gym and I think celebrated Wednesday with friends - painting class and then out for a meal.

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  16. anyone who creates beauty wherever she goes is A-OK in my book!

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    1. Spo:
      And to top things off, the Duchess worked out at the gym (resistance machines, and stationery bike) four times last week!

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