Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy 99th birthday grandma!

My amazing grandma Paulina is 99 today! She still lives by herself and cooks great food and makes yummy Christmas cookies. She was born in the small town of Triebswetter, in what was then Austria-Hungary and is now Romania. She came to the USA with my Grandpa in the 30's, and was very fortunate to have got out before the communists took over. She has 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild! Happy birthday grandma - we love you!

73 comments:

lisel33 said...

I am in awe of your beauty and the fullness of your life. Happy 99th birthday to you, may it be filled with joy, laughter and love and may your 100th year be the best of your life.

~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day Miss Paulina!

Típus a SZÖVEG ön kívánság -hoz lefordít itt. boldog születésnapot (hope the online translation makes some kind of sense).

Crickets Creations: Handcrafted Fashion Accessory Scarves and Fringies Professional Photo Portrait Props said...

A happy, happy birthday to Sue's Grandma Paulina!!
Big hugs from Utah,
Celeste (Crickets)

DreamSome said...

A huge Happy Birthday wish to you Grandma Paulina!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Paulina! Love and hugs from Massachusetts!!
XOXO Heather :)

knittergirl said...

Happy 99th Birthday to Sues Grandma! Hope you have a wonderful birthday :)

Maggie

Lore said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Paulina !!!
Have a wonderful day with your love ones !

Judy said...

Happy Birthday Grandma Paulina from snowy New Jersey. All the best to you!!

Veganosaurus said...

Happy Birthday Paulina Awwa (means grandma in my language)! :) Wish you a wonderful, wonderful 100th year! :)

with lots of love,
Susmitha from Bangalore, INDIA. :)

Carol B said...

Happy 99th birthday from Texas! I hope you have many more! Congratulations on being in such good health!

PeculiarForest said...

Happy 99th Pauline! If you were in the U.K you would be getting a birthday card from the queen next year!

I hope I look as good as you when I am 99

Lou :)

WearableByDesign said...

Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!
Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!
Zum Geburtstag liebe Paulina
Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!

Have a wonderful, joyous day!

Jennifer

Wendy said...

What an inspiration you are! Happy 99th birthday.

Milica said...

Happy 99ht birthday to Sue's Grandma! Best wishes from Slovenia.

Chin Lee 3 said...

Happy B'day from Sunny Santa Rosa, CA, where shortly, we're going to break a piñata in your honor.

¡Cumpleaños feliz!
¡Cumpleaños feliz!
Te deseamos todos
¡Cumpleaños feliz!--

¡Porque es un abuela excelente!
¡porque es un abuela excelente!
¡porque es un abuela excelente!
y ¡siempre lo será!
¡y siempre lo será!

Julie Webb Photography said...

Happy Birthday Paulina! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family.
Best wishes from Montreal,
Julie :)

Jen's Art Shop said...

Happy Birthday Paulina! Have a wonderful day!

Jen

La Bella Luna Jewelry said...

Dear Paulina,
Many good wishes for a very happy birthday. You have a granddaughter who is very talented and loves you a lot. Have a great day-
Evelyn

Nicola said...

Happy 99th Birthday
You look amazing!!! Can I have your secret Beauty formula please? (It must be the BEST ever & you should be in their adverts!)
Love from the UK
Nicxx

Aguavino said...

Happy Birthday! You look wonderful, and have a wonderful, very talented granddaughter--now we know where she gets it from! (Today is my dad's birthday, too!)

Krug's Eco-Logic said...

Happy BIRTHDAY !!! Enjoy your day!!

Molli said...

Have a very Happy Birthday, Pauina! You look just beautiful! Health and Happiness always!

Bev ~ MangoTango Designs said...

A very Happy 99th birthday, Grandma Paulina! With warmest wishes for good health and happiness well into your second century. You are a beautiful lady with a beautiful family. Enjoy!

lillipilli.designs said...

Happy, happy birthday Grandma Pauline!

Best wishes from San Diego,
Lisa

Vegan Girl (Roni Seabury) said...

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Karramandi said...

Happy Birthday Grandma Paulina. Hope you have a fantastic day. Hugs from the UK :)

BlackStar said...

Happy Birthday from Tennessee! What changes you have seen in your lifetime.
Enjoy your day fellow Aquarian.
Katie

Natasha said...

Wishing you the best and many more from California!

Carrie B said...

Happy Birthday Paulina from New Mexico. May you day be filled with peace, love & joy.

SSheilah said...

Happy 99th Birthday from Wyoming! Best wishes for a wonderful year to come.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to the amazing and beautiful Paulina! I'm an old friend of Sue and Sharon's and I have heard your legend for years. Best wishes on this special day!
XXOO
Mary Mahood, Oakland CA

colette said...

herzlichen gluckwunsch zum geburtstag! happy birthday grandma!
lots of love, sharon

Jane Font said...

Happy Birthday Paulina! I loved reading your amazing story.

Jane

Julia said...

Happy happy birthday, Nana Paulina! And congratulations on beginning your 100th year! I would love to sit down with you and hear your own century's worth of stories some day. Hugs and kisses, Julia

Barbe Beaty said...

Happy birthday from icy Akron, Ohio Grandma! Blessings to you!

palafoxstudio23 said...

happy 99th! hope you had a marvelous day!! xo

Anonymous said...

You are truly beautiful!! Hope you had a wonderful day!!

Maribeth from Nebraska

HappyDayArt! said...

Happy Birthday Paulina! I am a friend of your granddaughter Sue. My parents came from Budapest and escaped from Hungary in 1956 and I was born in Canada and then moved with them to the US in 1970. I am amazed at your 99th birthday. It is nice to see your photo. I hope you keep on going strong so you can be loving your family and enjoying them. Blessings to you on this day! Egészségére! Ura!

Veggiecrocker said...

Happy Birthday, darling! What a fabulous role-model!

gullist said...

Wowww... Happy birthday to you.
I'm seeing very beautiful lady in photograph, I wish you a healthy happy life:)

Harika,Mutlu yıllar. Fotoğrafta çok güzel bir bayan görüyorum, Sağlıklı, mutlu bir yaşam diliyorum.
Warmly
xox Nesrin
İstanbul/Turkey

Moda di Magno said...

Nana Paulina! From Lori and Christine in snowy Philadelphia!

wink462 said...

Uma Paulina,
your character, strength and wisdom is an example and a guide for me everyday.
you have enriched so many lives in your 99 years, especially mine.
I wish I could sit in your kitchen and drink coffee with you at least once a day. ;-)
Love,
Kelly Winkelbauer

VeganCraftastic said...

Best birthday wishes!!!

Arzu Musa said...

What an awesome profile... Very very happybirthday... Lots of love from Istanbul,Turkey... Wish you a wonderful, wonderful 100th year!

Anonymous said...

Herzlichen gluckwunsch zum geburtstag! Hope the day was special.

Ian

Ginny Huber said...

Happy Birthday to Sue's and Colette's Grandma Paulina!! Big Hugs from Seattle-Ginny

Lale said...

Happy birthdayy Collette's grandma
Best wishes from Ankara/Turkey
Lale

Inci said...

I don't believe you're on your 100th year, Grandma! You look wonderfully young to me! I lost mine on her 90th year!

I wish you a very Happy Birthday with all your family around you and a healthy year!

Vey Best Wishes all the way from Istanbul, Turkey!

yannpendaries said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!!!! from Paris
you're beautiful grandma ;o)
Yann
xoxo

slinkymalinkicat said...

Happy Birthday Grandma Paulina!

Wishing you much love, light and happiness!

Sending you a big kiss from Latvia,
Kim x

Rita alias alatvian said...

Happy birthday, Paulina!

Rita from Nica/Latvia

Elaa said...

Happy 99th birthday! Enjoy your day!
Best wishes from Elaabags.Etsy from Belgium!

KIWANSDESIGN EBRUK said...

Happy birthday.My Mom is 95 years old.She live alone
www.ebruk.etsy.com

sesiber said...

Happy birthday Paulina!
All the bests.
from Turkey
Sibel

bysweetmom said...

Happy Birthday to you Paulina,
warm hugs from İstanbul
Sule

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Paulina!

Big hugs from Toronto, Canada!

Funda

LOVE ART WORKS by KRISTIN LOVE said...

Woooo-Hooo!!!

Happy Birthday Miss Paulina!! You have 2 very talented and wonderful Granddaughters and it is not only a pleasure to know them on Etsy, but it is a FUNtastic pleasure to meet you!
I Hope you have the most Wondrous year of great health, much joy and lots of love!!

Peace and smiles and {{HUGS}}}
Kristin
Seattle, Washington

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Happy Birthday Paulina :)
I'm Nesrin's daughter, from Turkey. Visit all around the world, especially Turkey and Akşehir (small village in Turkey)visit us :))

Billur.

Nil said...

Happy Birthday Paulina! I wish yo happy, healty, long years with your lovely family.

I'm sending to you this song made by a famous Turkish Comedian. It's kinda silly but we love a lot! I hope you like too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04V7Llpn6iM

Luv
Nil

Dina Alexander said...

Happy Beautiful Day Miss Paulina filled with joy from Maryland

Tugce said...

Happy Birthday Grandma Paulina!
I can not even guess what you had been through in this 99 years of your life! You are a lucky grandma I should say. There are lots of love around you as I can see!
Hope to write you another happy birthday card on your 100th birthday!

Iyi ki dogdun Paulina
Iyi ki dogdun Paulina
Iyi ki dogdun Paulina
Mutlu yillar sana!

Best wishes and love from
Tugce

Callie said...

Happy 99 years of living on this planet. You clearly have some great grandchildren who are creative and kind. Happy 99th anniversary of the day you were born!

Gummi Bear said...

Birthday greetings from Singapore.
祝你生日快乐! (Happy Birthday in Chinese). You look great, Grandma Paulina!

Best wishes,
Joan

KnotOriginal said...

Happy Birthday grandma Paulina, you look absolutely AMAZING!!!! Wishing you many more joy~filled years to come!

~Sharon

FireHorse3 said...

Happy Birthday, Paulina!

You are an example to us all :D

Dreamy Vintage said...

Happy Birthday Grandma Paulina! I am from Turkey, living in US. I am a friend of your lovely Colette. I wish a wonderful birthday with your family.

Nice mutlu yillara! :) (To many happy years!)

Didem

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Grandma Paulina! You are an inspiration to all - hugs and kisses from San Jose, California,
Lori

glasfaden said...

Woww - kudos! Happy 99th Birthday, Grandma Paulina! Wishing you a good health throughout the year.
Best wishes from Germany,
Devi :)

Penelope said...

Happy Birthday Grandma Paulina. I hope you have many, many more full of health and happiness!!

Chocolate and Steel said...

Grandma Paulina, Hope your birthday was wonderful:) It sounds like you have a very rich life.

Ellen&Nicole said...

Grandma Paulina - I am a friend of Sue & Sharon's from childhood and have been hearing about you for many years. Sending hugs and birthday wishes from San Francisco.....Ellen

tiny twig said...

happy birthday! 99 years is an incredible amount of time to amass such an amazing collection of memories and moments of beauty! hope you had the HAPPIEST of birthdays!

love.
hayley morgna

Liz said...

I worked with Dolores for 20 years at MSI, and she spoke of you so lovingly SO many times! I almost feel as if I know you...Wow, 99 and all that you do, you are amazing! Happy Birthday!!

Liz Wangerin