a dr. seuss birthday

rainbow cookies
“Dr. Seuss Cookies”                                Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies Click for link to Souders Cookery blog & cookie recipe

Oh my… who doesn’t have memories of Dr. Seuss… Anyone?  I think not.  “The Grinch”, “Red Fish, Blue Fish”, “Green Eggs & Ham”.  Just hearing those words sends a rush of memories cascading through my “maternal mind“…  Two sweet little buddies curled up on my lap, snuggled under the covers to read a nighttime book (or two…) before “nighty-night”.  A memory so warm and close I can practically touch it. But those “little buddies” of mine have moved on to other books… Accounting & Finance and Anatomy & Chemistry.  And with my son at 6’1″, curling up on my lap is probably out of the question.  No worries.  Plenty of nieces and nephews keep the bookshelf dust from accumulating; and I know in my heart that (someday) God will bless me with some little “Grandbuddies” of my own for snuggling and spoiling and baking Dr. Seuss cookies – all in due time. So today we celebrate our beloved Dr.Seuss; born on March 2nd 1904, some 109 years ago.  As a tribute – a “Birthday Poem“, written Dr.Seuss himself!!  A man wise beyond his years. He will live forever in our hearts, both young and old.  Dr. Seuss – we thank you.  live happy… laugh, love, dream, create

dr suess 1

Happy Birthday To You!

“If we didn’t have birthdays,

you wouldn’t be you.

If you’d never been born,

well then what would you do?

If you’d never been born,

well then what would you be?                                                    dr suess 2

You might be a fish!

Or a toad in a tree!

You might be a doorknob!

Or three baked potatoes!

You might be a bag full of

hard green tomatoes.”

“Or worse than all that…Why,                                                       dr-seusss pic

you might be a WASN’T!

A Wasn’t has no fun at all.

No, he doesn’t.

A Wasn’t just isn’t.

He just isn’t present.

But you…You ARE YOU!dr suess quotes

And, now isn’t that pleasant!”

“Today you are you!

That is truer than true!

There is no one alive…

…who is you-er than you!

Shout loud, “I am lucky

to be what I am!

Thank goodness I’m not

just a clam or a ham

Or a dusty old jar of

sour gooseberry jam!

I am what I am! That’s a

great thing to be!

If I say so myself,


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