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Another One Comes and Goes

Today is my birthday, in some ways, a quiet, calm one when compared to the party my children threw me last year at Balboa Park–the finest party I have ever attended, surprise cellists a major part. Though quite different, today was equally wonderful, for I did a lot of thinking…thinking about how blessed I am, and how wonderful is my life. (You’ll see lots of pictures of last year’s party when you click on that link.)

Today’s activities started fairly early with children calling–a couple of them even singing a birthday song, then after Jerry and I lingered over coffee, I continued with my deep cleaning of the motor home by tackling the living area. I straightened the drawers and the cupboards, cleaned and polished all the wood and the windows, then on my hands and knees scrubbed the carpet.

After a shower and a change of clothes, Jerry and I drove to Needles, the closest California town to us here in Lake Havasu. Why? My drivers license expired today; tried to renew it on line and through the mail, but could not. Off to Needles, only about a 40 miles trip, I believe. Would you believe when I walked to the door of the office, there was a big sign saying they are closed now three Fridays out of the month. (Economy in the tank.) This was one of the closed Fridays. Rats!

We had eaten no breakfast, now we found there were few places to choose from in Needles, so we wound up in Denny’s for lunch, which really turned out to be quite good. Back in Lake Havasu, Jerry stayed in the motor home while I drove to the church where I had to do a little work, and to the computer shop down the street, where my little white Apple had spent the night. Last week as I attempted to copy pictures for Chloe, my Apple decided to swallow the disc into her deep inward parts. Could not get that disc ejected. Called a friend, read on line, followed instruction manual exactly, took out the battery, put it back in, turned the computer off, turned it on, ignored the Apple, glared at the Apple, patted the Apple, pled with the Apple, threatened the Apple–nothing. I had spoken by phone to the computer tech while we were in Needles, and he thought he would have to order a part. But voila, when I reached the shop, he smiled and said the disc had finally dislodged. Turned out that the disc, even though new, was physically damaged and had jammed, I suppose. Anyway, I was happy again.

Jerry took me to Shugrue’s, my favorite place in town for dinner, and it was wonderful. My pictures are not, for they are hand-held with no flash–a bit less than sharp, but you get the idea. I ordered a small steak, a salad with blue cheese dressing, and creamed spinach which was exceptionally yummy. Jerry choseDSC_0105 blackened salmon with a lemon/butter sauce. It also was outstanding. When we had finished eating and were just sitting looking at that striking bridge, our waitress came with a brownie, topped with a scoop of ice cream and a flaming candle. We both dug in.

Yep! Another one has come…and is nearly gone. I’m thankful for another birthday. I’ve had a wonderful life–much better than I deserve.


By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

15 replies on “Another One Comes and Goes”

“I’m thankful for another birthday. I’ve had a wonderful life–much better than I deserve.”
(your statement)

And who is to say?=much better than one deserves?
When one gives of themselves until they can
give no more=then our Lord takes over does he
not? There lies our faith!

Have a wonderful year ahead of you.

My last memories of your wonderful family is in
1971, you were within two weeks of having Andrew, (born on my birthday)—yes, I am
closer to eighty than you are!
Bro Buxton was in a dither trying to purchase
your special “Estee Lauder” your favorite at
that time!!!

He looks so good after what has transpired!
This journey we are on has so many surprises
awaiting us to boost that faith that we have!!

Love and blessings to you both!!


Happy Birthday Sis. Buxton. You are such an amazing person and true christian. I can hardly believe that you are over 70 yrs old. I love reading your blog, you are an inspiration to me.


Belated Happy Birthday! Larry and I were out of town and did not have access to a computer. Glad you had a wonderful day. Love you much, Nita


Roses are red, daisy’s are yellow, Mom’s a year older, still sweet and mellow. Never one finer than dear kind mom.

God’s blessings to you today and tomorrow, Mom’s a year older, never one finer!

Hope your special day was splendid!
We love you,
Rebecca and Nathaniel


Happy Birthday Sis. Buxton! I viewed the pics also from last year. While this years does seem like it was more quiet, it still was nice, I’m sure. Hm. Let’s see. If last year you turned 70, this year makes you 7_. (Laugh!) My mom turns 70 on August 29. She’s still going strong for her age. The Lord has been good! AND, I had blue cheese just the other day. Always a treat!


Well Happy Happy Birthday! Nice quiet ones are really nice sometimes huh? May you have a year of great blessings!


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