On Turning Fifty and My Wonderful Surpise Party!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio

My husband and my best friend's husband pulled it off...with a little help from our kids and our friends! Yesterday I turned 50 and on Saturday night I was given a surprise party that also included my best friend Laura. I have known Laura for 35 years now and I can't imagine a better best friend.

The party was fantastic and filled with the usual...jokes about memory loss, hot flashes, sagging body parts, poor eyesight, etc.... but all in good fun. I received some lovely gifts, the food was fantastic and the night flew by.

Reflecting on the party the next day I came away with this:

50 is just a number (most days I still feel like I am in my 30's)

Money cannot buy happiness

The safest place in the world to me is in my husband's arms

I would give all I have to protect my daughter and husband from harm

Good health of mind, body, and spirit is priceless

A blessing is the fact that this year I celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary and my 50th birthday with my wonderful parents by my side. (My Mom, 86 and my Dad 85 both did jello shots at my party!)

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Rainmaker
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Judy Jennings
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Barb - Happy Birthday! I love it Mom & Dad did jello shots at your birthday, now that is something you don't see everyday.

Oct 20, 2009 12:53 AM #1
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Barb Szabo, CRS
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Judy, Isn't that something? They are so much fun. I hope I'm that much fun at 85!

Oct 20, 2009 01:14 AM #2
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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I turned 50 two years ago and I had a blast!!!! 

Oct 20, 2009 04:43 AM #3
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Happy Birthday!!!!!

Oct 20, 2009 04:43 AM #4
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
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Thank you Sally. Youu remain beautiful as I'm sure you always will!

Oct 20, 2009 05:25 AM #5
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Age is relative... Just think and act young until... the over 50 overhaul sets in!!!  HAHA Happy Birthday....

Oct 20, 2009 08:36 AM #6
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Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC

Barb,

Gimme' a break. You can't be 50. If you are, you hold your age very well. happy birthday.

Oct 20, 2009 05:49 PM #7
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Barb Szabo, CRS
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Diane, Thanks, that's good advice.

Terry, You just made my day!!!!!!!!Thanks!

Oct 20, 2009 11:08 PM #8
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Bill Gassett
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Happy belated Birthday Barb! The 50's are like the new 40's are they not:)

Oct 21, 2009 12:11 AM #9
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Thanks Bill! Yes they are and I do have to say I feel great.

Oct 21, 2009 12:15 AM #10
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Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
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So right about the numbers thing, and you don't look a day over 23 anyway. Happy and late birthday wishes to you. You have a wonderful family and life is good to you,

Oct 21, 2009 12:47 AM #11
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
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Thanks Joyce. That's a very sweet thing to say! And I do have a wonderful family.

Oct 21, 2009 01:22 AM #12
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Guy Thomas
WR Starkey Mortgage - Colorado Springs, CO

Kudos to your husband and family, Barb.  Looks like you all had a blast.  It is great that your parents were able to be there too for your monumental event.

Oct 21, 2009 04:43 PM #13
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Barb Szabo, CRS
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Thanks Guy. We recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary alongside our parents celebrating their 56th. What a blessing!

Oct 21, 2009 11:24 PM #14
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Nick T Pappas
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Barb, Happy "B" Day!!  I passed my 50th some time back and now...soon...will be that other milestone.  My 40th was the best...long time friends and family.  Where has the time gone?  I can remember being 25 and thinking...40...50...was so far off...I've got all the time in the world...well, so I thought.  Here's to the next big one!

Oct 24, 2009 02:01 PM #15
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
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Thanks Nick. I know what you mean and I remember my Mom saying "I know I'm 60 but inside I still feel like I'm 30" and now I understand.

Oct 24, 2009 02:24 PM #16
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Robert L. Brown
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Congratulations on your birthday. I remember that year. It was alot of fun.lol

Oct 25, 2009 07:09 AM #17
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Barb Szabo, CRS
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Thanks Robert. It was a great time and sure to be remembered.

Oct 25, 2009 12:04 PM #18
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