Tuesday, April 7, 2015

50....,...

Today is " the" day.....I am the big golden egg....I Am 50 years old.  I can't believe it.  I don't feel old, I feel like I am in my 20's.  Could it be because I am short?  I only stand at 5'2" .......5'3" if I tease, backcomb, my hair.  At 50 I am in the best health I have ever been in, and now this year I am going to work on being in my best physical shape, muscle, tone, just overall shape.  That is my goal.  I must also mention today my sweet hubby turns 52!  We share the same birthday, it is kinda neat!



Here I am in my High School Graduation Picture


And here I am Today......




I was born 50 years ago today to Italian Imigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York ar Shore Road Hospital which no longer stands.  My father was 36 and my Mom was 27 years old when I was born. I am the 4th of 5 kids.  Both parents came to America for the opportunity.  My Parents names are written in the book at Ellis Isaland .   They went to school to become American Citizens and earned their Citizenship.  They met at an Italian American club in New York, yes they came over at different times and did not know each other until they met in America!   They fell in love and had 5 kids.  My brothers and sisters have Italian names, I have a German name...... We are 100% Italian.  So how did I end up with my name Tildamarie.  Well it goes like this....I am named after my Zia (aunt in italian) she got her name because her Grandfather was commissioned to America to help build bridges.  He and my grandfather came to America on work Visas and help build bridges.  They stayed with a host family, and one of the girls name was Tilda.  My grandfather loved it so very much, when he went back to Italy he and my Grandmother had a baby girl and named her Tilde, She is my namesake. My father, Guiseppe,  was very close to my Aunt Tilde and so he named me after her!  So even tho it is not Italian, it is an honorable name, and I am proud to be named after my Aunt Tilde!  

Okay so there you have it.  I was raised in New York for half my childhood, attended Catholic school then the other half my parents decided to move to Florida where I graduated from public school......I went to College and  when I turned 21 I moved to Denver hired by Frontier Airlines.

I met my hubby downtown Denver in the Cafeteria of  The Marriott Hotel....LOVE at first sight..he was so handsome!!!!!  We were married a year later and had our eldest a year after that and the other daughter 5 years after her.  We became Born again Christians before we married and God has Blessed us Beyond Measure ever since......We moved back to Florida for 3 short years while my hubby went to school and ended up landing in Idaho now for 16 years....we love it here!!!!

  That's it , my first 50 years!  I could go on and on but I won't bore you.....I just gave you the very short version.  

I. AM. 50!!!!! Still hard to believe, but age is just a number.    Thank you for stopping by!  Come back often and remember God Loves You!

25 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday and what a great story. Love family stories they are always so very interesting.

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  2. Aww HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tilda!! 50 years, wonderful! I remember my 50th six years ago and it was one of my best birthdays. I lived going into my 50's and still love it.
    My how I enjoyed hearing your story, how beautiful your family heritage is.
    My mother is full Italian and her family came to the US as well.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Enjoy your very special day!
    Birthday Blessings to you,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you for the wishes! I am not surprised we have a commonality! That is so neat! I am very proud of my Italian Heritage! So you must know the value of a full fridge, stocked cabinets and always having a meal prepared! :0). It's definitely what we women learn growing up Italian! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Happy Birthday! Wishing you a great day, Heather

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  4. Happy Birthday to you...and me! Today is my birthday as well, only I'm 55. I agree: it's hard to believe I'm that old. How did that happen?? I was born on my mother's birthday, so April 7 is quite special. April babies rule!! Visiting from Roses of Inspriation.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and Happy Birthday! Today is my husbands birthday as well! It is a great day!

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  5. Hi Tilda, Happy Birthday!! Hope it was a wonderful day for you. I turn 50 next month.... and like you, feel like I am still much younger! Very grateful to be here though, after my unexpected health problems over the past few months! Wishing you many happy returns and a wonderful year ahead

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    1. Thank you very much! And happy Early birthday to you too! Here's to a happy healthy year for you!

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  6. Oh! Happy, happy birthday, dear Tilda! Hope your day was wonderfully special:)

    Much love a dhugs!
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Thank you so much Kelly-Anne! It was a fabulous day filled with love, family and friends! Hugs!

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  7. I hope you and your husband had a very Happy Birthday! I am of German descent, but you'd think that I was Italian by the way I love pasta and Italian cooking shows on PBS! When I saw your High School picture I would have sworn it was a photo of Annette Funicello! You are so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much! We had a great day! It is too funny I have heard that comment about my HS photo before! Pasta....its a good thing

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  8. Happy belated birthday to you and your husband! What a wonderful first 50 years you have had! I'm sure that the next 50 will be richly blessed as well!

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  9. Happy belated birthday to you both.

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  10. Happy Birthday, you have such wonderful history of your family, wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love talking about my memories, they make me feel good and all warm inside. I have been blessed with lovely family members.

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  11. My sweet friend, I am so sorry I missed this post! Happy belated Birthday, dear Tilda! Better late than never, right? :)

    I hope you had a beautiful celebration of YOU and I hope your day was filled with joy and blessings. Your family history is simply precious! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Love and hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! We had a love,y celebration, hubby threw a surprise party! And we share the same birthday!

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  12. Hello,
    I just found your blog via the Enchanting Rose and have had fun browsing around your site. Although it is now past your birthday, I wanted to take a moment and let you know I enjoyed reading the story of how your parents chose your name. Such great history. I will turn 50 next year and sometimes think about how the time has flown by. Wishing you many more years of quilting and doing the things you love.
    ~Dorene @ Seasonal Chapters

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