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Happy 60th Birthday to Me!

60 years ago on September 20th 1961 at 3:14 PM, Antionette Marie Cross was born weighing 6 lbs. 2 ounces and 18″ in Cincinnati, Ohio at Catherine Booth Hospital.

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I don’t have, nor would I share if I did have any baby pictures and this is not going to be a long blog post about how life has treated me – it’s just simply to say, today, I celebrate my 60th Birthday with many blessings and no regrets and many thanks to you all for supporting me!

However, I did want to share a few fun facts from the day I entered this world with a look back to September 20, 1961.

September 20 1961

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – SHOP AROUND
  2. James Brown And The Famous Flames – Baby, You’re Right
  3. Ike & Tina Turner – It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
  4. Jimmy Reed – Bright Lights Big City
  5. Little Willie John – Take My Love (I Want To Give It All To You)

This Day in History

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include James Colby and Becky Larson. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee. In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits. The Hustler, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1961 while Life With Women And How To Survive It by Joseph H. Peck was one of the best selling book.

Sapphire: Birthstone for September 20th, 1961

Birthstone of September, the Sapphire is an illustrious deep blue stone rich in color, history, and lure. Known for being a precious stone of loyalty, nobility, and wisdom. It is said the Sapphire helps focus the mind, channel inner potential, and promote self control and discipline. Although best know for it’s deep blue color, the stone actually comes in a wide variety of shades, including yellow, violet, green and several others (except red sapphires which are classified as a ruby’s).

It’s believed that Sapphires both preserve chastity, and also help the wearer discover fraud, protect from poisons and help mental acuity and the psychic ability. Also, ancient societies claimed the gem stone would stimulate the Third eye Charka, and the throat. Allowing the wearer to achieve a deeper level of consciousness, making the wearer at peace with oneself.

1961 – Generation X :

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42-60 years old


Generation X grew up up right at the start of the technological revolution, are considered comfortable with technology, but not tethered to it as younger generations.

Generation X Summary:

Generation X were born soon after the baby boomers are associated with the hippie era. They are often perceived as directionless and disaffected.

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Virgo Traits:


Virgo Summary:

Virgos are always very open minded. They are constantly thinking, analyzing, and striving to better themselves

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10 thoughts on “Happy 60th Birthday to Me!

  1. Happy 60th Birthday! Love the Sapphire, my birthstone is a ruby. I loved that you included what happened in history during your birth year. My mom and dad gave me a scrapbook when I turned 40 and they had included that “Snapshot in History”, interesting!
    Enjoy celebrating your milestone!
    jess xx

    1. Thank you Jess, I found a few of those tidbits to be interesting and it is still kind of weird to think of being “60” – as when we were growing up – 60 seemed “old”.

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