Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mom's Birthday Commentathon for Marg's Pets

It's me, Chica, reporting today.  Mom's Birthday is March 3 and we will be having a commentathon starting the evening of March 2 through midnight March 3 to celebrate.  Since Mom will be 55 this year, she will donate 55 cents for every comment to Marg for vet bills and care of her wonderful dogs, cats and donkeys. Go to Marg's Pets to see all of her beloved critters. Cat Blogosphere is already hosting an auction to help her with expenses so do stop by Furriends in Need and make a bid on some fantastic items before the auction ends on March 4.

NEWSFLASH  The OK Cats have asked if they can make a matching donation to Marg's Pets and we said heck yes.  So for every comment we get, they will make a donation too so keep those comments comming!

Mom can move into a place like this and have fun playing bingo!

With the information out of the way let us begin with the entertainment!  Turning 55 is a millstone for Mom - she can live in a Retirement Community if she wants to and get a senior discount at a lot of places!  Oh boy!!!  She is old, isn't she?

Back in 1956, the year she was born, black and white TVs just hit the marketplace, the President was Eisenhower and Elvis was new on the music charts releasing his first record Heartbreak Hotel.  Look at how cheap things were back then....

Costs for items in 1956
  • House $11,000
  • Income $4-5000
  • Rent $88.00 a month
  • New Car $2,000
  • Milk  97 cents a gallon
  • Gas 23 cents a gallon
  • Bread 18 cents a loaf
  • Postage Stamps 5 cents each
  • Eggs 45 cents a dozen

    Mom Cheri hiking - not so old huh?

      She doesn't feel old and she has good company - Bo Derek, the hottie from the movie 10 is 55 this year along with magician David Copperfield, actor Tom Hanks, musician Kenny G and tennis player Martina Navratilova. 

      We found this great YouTube video of a birthday cake with 55 candles on it!  If you can't take the heat, step away from the flames!  If you can't view it go here. Help yourself to the cake, ice cream and catnip treats for all the kitties! Have fun!

      We will leave you with this great tune "I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar!  (If you can't view this go here.) Happy Birthday Mom!!!! Let the comments begin!


      ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

      A Very happy birthday to your Mom.
      We found the stats you had from 1956 to be quite interesting. The annual median salary would have been interesting to know too. I was born in 56 too, in September. Just think, we lived in a time with no internet, no cell phones, and no computers! The past 25 years have really changed so much. Hope you have a great day and a terrific turnout!


      Brian's Home Blog said...

      How cool! Happy Birthday (early) to your Mom, I'll be back tomorrow!!!

      Mr Puddy said...

      Happy Birthday to your mom !
      and she done a wonderful thing for Marg. Please have a wonderful day !

      Katnip Lounge said...

      Are we first?


      Happy Happy Birthday! Have a fantastic day.

      and...thank you so much for Mommy's e-card!

      The Monkeys said...

      Happy early birthday to your mom! We'll definitely be back tomorrow. What a wonderfully generous thing for you to do!

      Annie Bear said...

      Great post! Chica, a big happy birthday to your mom! What a sweet thing you're doing for Marg!

      Teri and her Stylish Adventure Cats said...

      What a fun purrthday post you made for your mom! Our mom was born in 52! We know that us cats have added life to her years, hahameow!

      Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

      She and I are both 55! I will be 56 this October (I can barely say it lol)
      I turned 55 last year and was born in 55!
      Happy, Happy Birthday!

      Unknown said...

      Your Mommy is younger than my Mommy! But Mommy says 2 years is not a long time when you get as old as her!
      We wishes her a Happy Birthday from Me, Mommy, Daddy,
      The brat Kozmo, and the hairy slobbery sisters - Bob and Sam!

      Cara n Crew said...

      Happy Birthday to mom Cheri! The comentathon for Marg's Pets is a pawsome thing to do. We hope your mom has a terrific birthday!

      Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and HOllie

      meowmeowmans said...

      Happy early birthday to Mom Cheri! :)

      What a wonderful thing you are doing with this commentathon. We will come back to wish you a more proper birthday tomorrow!

      The Creek Cats said...


      Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...


      (I'm right behind you :-)

      Heading over to Marg's Pets to leave a comment.

      JEWELGIRLS KATZ said...

      We wanted to stop by and wish you a super birthday! Happy Birthday!

      The Island Cats said...

      Happy Birthday to your mom!! What a nice thing for your mom to do to donate to Marg!

      (Y'know, our mom won't like us telling you this...but your mom is as old as our mom!)

      Jacqueline said...

      Happy Birthday to your Mom!...She is very beautiful and we wish her a personal new year of great health and much joy...Be sure to give her extra kitty cuddles, sweet friends!...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

      Just Ducky said...

      Nice party and happy purrthday to your mum.

      Sparkle said...

      Happy birthday to your human! What my human thinks is most amazing is that in 1956, a house cost just a little more than 2 year's annual household income - that is certainly not true today, especially not in California where we live!

      Kathie said...

      Happy Birthday wishes to your mom. We think it is paw-some that she is donating to help Marg and her pets in honor of her birthday. Our mom is old enopugh to be your mom's mother but we keep her around because we have her trained so well now! Purrz to all!

      Ellen Whyte said...

      Happy Birthday, Cheri! Wish food and fuel were that cheap now :-)

      Daddy Kiril said...

      Happy Birthday from Nikita, Elvira, and I!

      March is National Birthday Month in my family. ;-D

      Dad (RIP) was born on the 18th, Mom (RIP) was born on the 21st.

      HER Mom was born on the 4th.

      My youngest Sister was born on the 2nd, and is 43 today.

      I was born on the 5th, and will be 51 on Saturday.

      Nikita, being a March baby, and we not nowing the exact day, I decided when I rescued him as a kitten, to share mine with him.

      He will be 13 on Saturday. ;-D

      Daddy Kiril said...

      I wish I could find an apartment to rent for $88 a month, hee, hee!

      My rent is a $1000, and being unemployed I hope my unemployment gets renewed at the end of the month, and I can finally get some sort of retraining started as well.

      OKcats said...

      Happy birthday the the most excellent mom of most excellent cats! We hope you have 55 more years of good health!

      Fuzzy, Zoe, and mom Jana

      dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

      *getting out streamers*

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

      Barbara said...

      Happy Birthday to your Mum! 55 is a veritable spring chicken age! I am going over to Marg's page now, how wonderful of your Mum to help out in this way. xx

      We love LUNA said...

      Wow this post is so beautiful, a lovely homage to your sweet mommy!
      Happy Birthday for her!

      Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

      We hope we are not too late!
      Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day!

      Karen Jo said...

      Happy Birthday, Mom Cheri! This commentathon is a very generous thing to do. I hope you have a wonderful day.

      Kea said...

      Happy birthday to mom Cheri! We hope she has a wonderful celebration (it's already pawsome!) and that the commentathon raises lots of green papers for Marg! That's so lovely of you all to do!

      (((Hugs))) from our mom and kitty kisses from us.

      Hannah and Lucy said...

      We are sending many birthday wishes to your mom and we hope she has a great day filled with fun, cuddles and comments to help Marg and her animals!!
      luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx and their mum Sue xx

      Laila and Angel Minchie said...

      Happy Birthday to your Mom!

      AFSocksScylla said...

      Happy Birthday to your Mom!!!!!!!! We don't think 55 is old at all.

      Mommy has a 55 year old cousin who just had a baby girl.

      Catherine said...

      Such a cute post!!! Oh how the prices have changed! :(

      I wish the Happiest Happy Birthday to her!!

      xo Catherine

      Marg said...

      First of all a huge Happy Birthday to you Cheri. Hope you have a great day and many more.
      Second, thanks so much for having this commentathon for all of us. That is so nice of you since you do a lot for all of your many kitties.
      The pawty looks terrific and we are going to go dig in.
      By the way, you are a mere child compared to our Mom. It was so long ago, who can remember what things cost back then. Take care.

      My Mind's Eye said...

      Happy Happy 55th b-day!!!
      That was one hot b-day cake in the video. Lol. We hope Mom has a wonderful day today and wish her 100 more.
      Hugs Madi and Mom

      The Meezers or Billy said...

      Happy Happy Purrfday!!!!!

      Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

      A very happy birthday to your mum. Having a commentathon for Marg is a lovely thing to do.

      Unknown said...

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      JC said...

      Happy 55th Birthday !!!
      (I'm going to be that later this year.) I always knew you were a cool cat ...

      cwcwccw said...

      Happy Birthday to you mom!!!!

      joanne, jane, jill, johnny, jay boy, jasmine & capu from singapore

      Mishkat said...

      Our mom loved this post because she was born in 1956 also (she'll be 55 in May). We hope your mom has a wonderful birthday today - and what a nice idea to do the commentathon!

      Happy Birthday Cheri!
      Love and purrs from
      Franklin, Dobby, Tasha (and mom Katie)

      "The Boys" and Karen said...

      Tell your mom a great big Happy 55th Birthday! That cake is hilarious.

      You kitties were really good to get all this reminiscing stuff around for your mom.

      What a really cool idea to donate to Marg's Pets, who helps to make things a little easier for her clan.

      Jans Funny Farm said...

      Wow, that's a big fire with 55 candles. Good thing she didn't drop it. :)

      Happy Birthday, Mom Cheri! Hope it's a great day. What a nice present you're giving yourself (and Marg).

      Anonymous said...

      Happy Birthday! And what a nice thing to do for Marg!

      Admiral Hestorb said...

      Happy Happy Birfday to you, Mom Cat!! ♥♥♥♥
      Many m,ore happy ones and oooh, day cake was good!

      Angel Ginger Jasper said...

      A very Happy Birthday to your mum and I hope she has a brilliant day. A lovely thing you are doing for Marg and her lovelies.Hugs GJ xx

      Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

      Happy birthday to your mom. However, question - the cat treats aren't for her birthday are they? I'm not qutie sure that's what she wished for. :-)

      Happy birthday Mom. We hope it is an absolutely fantastic day.

      Meowmepurr's Mumma said...

      Hippo Birdies to you!!

      Mumma remembers '56--she was already in school by then. She is srsy old.

      Love and Hisses from all of us--Meepsie, Smokey, Chattie and Old Mumma Jan

      Forty Paws said...

      Happy 55th Purrfday Mom! Milk and eggs haven't gone up too much, have they?

      Good luck with lots of comments for Marg's house!

      Luf, Us

      SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

      Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, Cheri. We wish you many, many, many more.

      Bless you for helping Marg.


      KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

      A very Happy Birthday to your Mommy.
      This is a wonderful fing to do for Marg and hers animals, especially the donkeys.
      Oh, and I loves the song I can't drive 55. I'll bet iffen I could drive a car, I'd drive really fast. I mean, much faster than 55.
      I'll bet I'd drive 66 at least, maybe even 77. That would be fast, wouldn't it. Muh-hum. That's me, KC, the fast-driving tortie.
      Love & Purrs,

      Old Kitty said...


      Of wildcat woods!!!! yay!!

      Happy birthday!!!

      Take care

      The Florida Furkids said...

      Happy Birthday to your Mom!!

      The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

      HH and The Boys said...

      Happy Birthday... What a wonderful thing... Pawhugs, Max

      Cagney and Webbthistle said...

      Happy Birthday to you! It is amazing how much more you can do now (as pointed out by Chica, move to a retirement centre) You are approching adulthood. Beware! But it is only better from here - Mom has 4.5 years on you and is enjoying everything
      Happy Birthday to you!

      Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

      Happy Birthday to yoor mommy! Our mom turned 55 back in Febooary so we know it means to live wif an 'old lady' *snicker*.

      Anonymous said...

      What a nice thing to do.

      Happy Birthday to your mom!!! Hope she is having a wonderful day.

      Hugs and nose kisses

      Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

      Happy Birthday to your mom. We came earlier but were unsuccessful in leaving a comment. So we try again.

      My SS's birthday is today. Only one day difference but not the same year as your mom's.

      Kitty McCormack said...

      Oh are we the 55th comment? It must be luck! Happy Birthday to your Mummy. We hope she has a good celebration.


      Xanthe and Nishiko xxx

      meowmeowmans said...

      Happy Birthday, Cheri! We hope you've had the very best of days, and that the coming year is filled with wonderful blessings.

      Quill and Greyson said...

      So nice of you to invite me!! What a great party! Happy Birthday Mom!!

      We just love Marg's Pets!

      Clooney said...

      Happy Birthday to Mom Cheri! And many more...I'z got my jazz paws goin' for ya! Hope the Commentathon does really well for the donkeys (and everyone at Marg's).

      momsbusy said...

      happy birthday to the "not so old" mom! may you always have the love and apurrval of a cat(s).

      Samantha & Mom said...

      Happy Birthday Mom Cheri!! Our Mom was born the same year as you, too!!
      We hope your day was filled with fun and lots of cake!!
      Your TX furiends,



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