Friday, October 8, 2010


Secondhand in my second hand clothes!

My dear friend Balisha at NEVER ENOUGH TIME asked if I would like to list ten things I loved.
Without listing family, dear friends and kitties and puppies and of course babies, OH, and Christmas...I did my best...and I did it HER WAY!

It went something like this:

Ok, Balisha, you asked me to do,
A simple little chore and because I love you..
I quite decided to give it a try...
So I thought and I thought,
And I stared at the sky...

When suddenly it came
As out of the blue,
 Ten things that I love,
Without a doubt t'is too true.

 I do have some things...
So without further adieux
I will happily and delightedly,
Share them with you!

There's Painting
And blogging,
My piano,
Cute shoes,
There's gardening,
And toys
To decorate with too...

And sewing and baking
Hot chocolate, so sweet..
Warm sweaters,
And old quilts,
(I need lots of heat)

And of course there's old hats
Old lace and old clothes
For you see, in the end,
I'm just a second hand Rose!

The end

Lots of love and many hugs,
 ...second hand rose..they call me ...second hand rose........(walks off singing....)


racheld said...

AWWWWWW!!! You're one of the few people who give other folks the HAPPY on YOUR Birthday.

What a great poem, and a gorgeous picture, and, of course, we'd also LOVE to hear you sing.

Hope it's Super Happy, Sweetpea!!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Happy Birthday to you! I might have known our birthdays were close. Mine was the 4th. Have a great day!

The Bear's Blog said...


All of Us

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Birthday my Dear Mona...Love ya girl...Hugs and smiles Gloria

Callie said...

Happy Birthday! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Happy Birthday. Your poem is perfect. Such a talent. I love it. Hope you have the best day every. Hugs, Marty

Mellodee said...

"Even the piana in the Paaaaaaaahr-lor, Daddy bought for 10 cents on the Doooooollll-ar!"

Great, now you've got me singing it too!! It'll be running through my head for the rest of the night! :)

Happy Birthday, sweet Friend. May your day be filled with all the things you love!

Mellodee said...

Hmmm, I tried to "grab" your button, but it says photo unavailable. Just thought I'd let you know. Oh and speaking of buttons, I do have an actual button for grabbing too. The one you have in your list was a temporary one that Susan or Back Door Logic made up.

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday my dear partner in crime! I love that photo!

Johanna said...

Happy Birthday, Mona.

Gail said...

Happy, happy birthday!

What a wonderful way to answer a question.

Rita said...

Happy Birthday my dear Mona!
Your post today made My day.
Thank you so much!

Snappy Di said...

I LOVE that song. Happy birthday to a true rose.

gayle said...

Happy Birthday!! Great poem!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy HAPPY HAPPY birthday sweet lady! I hope your day is filled with all of God's blessings! You are such a blessing to all of us! ENJOY your special day and birthday weekend! Birthday HUGS coming your way, dear friend HAVE FUN! ♥♥♥

Balisha said...

How clever you are young lady. Happy birthday to you...have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Balisha

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Happy Birthday my friend!

Nezzy said...

Open a window and stand waaay back beautiful lady. Are ya ready 'cause I'm gonna throw this your way....

(and many, many more!)

Now ya'll can close your window..'K'!

Hey sweetie, you have yourself the best day filled with warm love, sweet laughter and cake...lot's of cake piled high with icing! :o)

God bless ya my sweet friend.

Stitching n Shipping said...

Yeah, what nezzy said!! She beat me to it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Mona! I love your second hand photo... a lot. Very nice. Hugs. Tammy

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy happy birthday Mona!!

Ann said...

Happy birthday,

Why Second hand Rose, is it a song?

xinex said...

Happy birthday, Mona! It was my son's birthday on the 7th and my granddaughter's the 9th. Come check out the blog entries I created for them when you get a chance. You are so cute in that hat and the poem is so cute!...Christine

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Now I have signed up as a follower again, but from my new blog. So now You can reach me that way too :-)
Have a great day now!

Dena said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend!!!!