This beautiful card celebrating Aunt Sadie’s 4th birthday was sent to her from Newton Memorial Hospital where she was born at the end of September in 1936.
The little workers on this birthday card are busy putting the finishing touches on the cake. It’s huge but when the cake shows up on the inside of the card to be delivered by a knight-led parade of elves, it’s in the arms of only one elf. It must be some sort of elven magic!
Our (Jodi, Jill and Jenni) birthday cakes were usually homemade by mom, Sadie, or one of the grandmas. This is my 5th birthday cake. Not sure what the decorations are supposed to be and I hope we had ice cream for all those spoons! My mom’s china pattern can be seen on the creamer to the right.
My sisters and I have celebrated a number of birthdays over the years. We have been photographed in costumes and odd hats.
Also, we’ve been both inside and outside for our celebrations.
Jill and Grandma Westra had the same birthday, July 9th, so we have pictures across the decades too:
Aunt Sadie smoking in the house, rainbow suspenders, popsicle stick wishing well, macramé owl.
Here’s to all the birthday cakes. Wedding cakes? Another story, perhaps…