Way Back When-sday- Baby Capri Kel

It was my 47th birthday last Friday. Also known as Sucky Sewer Day. I hope that is not an indication of how my year will be!

We did not celebrate it on that day, for obvious reasons. We will do it some other time, cause that’s what we do around here anyway.

Many of my loved ones called to wish me a happy day, some even sang! And they were all gracious to listen to our sad, sad tale of woe. I heart them.

 Mrs. Schmenkman and I had a little  Skype session on Saturday morning. I did a little more whining and gave her a new name. TWR. The Whine Recipient. Lucky, lucky her.

OH, I also got to meet her new kitty-witty, Casey, who is a precious little purry pumpkin!!!

These two pictures are of yours truly at a very young 2 months old. Because I was the first born child, and evidently my Mother could not wait until I was 3 months old, the normal age for first pictures. I was just that special-special.

At this time in my young life, we lived in Newark, California. We lived there until I was 2, and then my parents decided to move back home to Michigan  to be closer to family. That ended up being a good thing, they divorced when I was 5.

 I have no memories of living in  California. I went back once when I was 15, when we had a few days of  layover on our way to Hawaii. We visited with some of my Mom’s old friends in San Leandro and Redwood City, people I had heard about my whole life,  and  then saw some family in Modesto. Who I had never heard of in my whole life. It was here that Beeve and I watched “Live and Let Die” for the first time. Only to watch it again after we got to Hawaii. Really, that was huge. I was in the throes of some major Beatlemania, and HELLO, Paul McCartney sang the theme song!

We also drove by our old house. It was in a suspicious neighborhood. It made my Mom sad.

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You can’t really tell, but that was an adorable little dress.

I have heard my Mother say many times that I am a native Californian. I really just feel like a lifelong Michigander.


There I am with my lazy little eye, that corrected itself.

And my mouth is still open.

Thanks for going way back with me. Way, way back.



  1. Mel said,

    September 23, 2009 at 6:41 AM

    happy belated birthday!!! and ahhhhh on the photos

  2. deb said,

    September 23, 2009 at 7:52 AM

    Aw…So sweet and adorable…. and I can definitely see Mousie in that first picture.

  3. September 23, 2009 at 8:18 AM

    Well, pfft! Why didn’t you say it was your birthday then? We could have sung and everthing, and made your day just a wee bit better.

    Cute, cute baby you were. Makes sense!

  4. Rachel Hostler said,

    September 23, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    You were adorable then (lazy eye & all) and you’re adorable now! Happy belated b-day! I did think of you but got all caught up in life and didn’t get a chance to call or email you … 🙂

  5. warren said,

    September 23, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Hey, Cool! I can tell it’s you in that second pic! It’s all about that hair sticking up in the back!

  6. honey said,

    September 24, 2009 at 2:38 AM

    if i was to caption the photo which by the way may be an idea for a future post (caption this photo), i would say you are saying oops was not me!!!!!

    • caprik said,

      September 26, 2009 at 8:39 AM

      That is a good idea! You are a little baby genius!

  7. 3goodkids said,

    September 24, 2009 at 6:46 AM

    Happy Belated Birthday. I hope when you do celebrate that day will be much better.

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