by Sandy Fahy
Photo courtesy of Vera Bouchard
Happy 2008, everyone! The first day of the new year arrived on Tuesday, bringing with it the birthdays of Carol Stirr, Rebeccah Dinges and William Huff ... Sandra Walling, Patricia Flitcraft, Betty Porteous, Tom Davis and Jacob Riggs turned a year older on Wednesday ... Did you know today is Diane Osborne's birthday? Carolyn Kistner, Jean MacKenzie, Paul Prendergast, Jerry Smith, Stacy Crevasse, Carley Wickman, Caralee Martin, Martha Hunt, Joel Gurian and Bill Hupp are among those who share her January 3 birthdate ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Friday for Lois Finn, Amy Muehling, Richard Pearson, Phyllis Haviar, Suzanne Plemmons, Norman Davison and Bob Garrett ... The birthdays of Patricia Pearson, C.J. Johnson, Carol Littler, Mary Schapsmeier and Kelly King are coming up on Saturday ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Sunday to Libby Singer, Jean Collins, Mary Kelly, Reina Carbajal, Sandra Huff, Mary Edwards and Kenneth Shields ... Be sure to wish Courtney Peterson, Tisha Ordway, Thomas Montgomery, Betty Griffith and Doris Brady all the best on their special day, which is Monday ... What do Marion Crane, Lisa Murphy, Jennifer Tudor, Judy Block, Lanie Schmitt and Timothy George, Jr. have in common? All were born on January 8 ... You still have time to get birthday cards in the mail by Wednesday to Laura Montgomery, Gladys Heebner, Bradley Kozusko, June Metzger, Glenn Hall, Dennis Mullins, Judy Brinkman and Stephanie Bough ... A little bird told us the following persons had birthdays last month: Carol Kenyon, Okey Ryan (Dec. 31); Judy Bassick, Betty Seara (Dec. 30); Ruby Lowe (Dec. 28); Eric Ott (Dec. 26); John Kenyon (Dec. 24); and Micki Wyns (Dec. 17) ... Congratulations to the following couples who recently celebrated wedding anniversaries: Robert and Barbara Gayhart (Dec. 31); Grant and Par Wallin, George and Kim Feaster (Dec. 26); Dick and Trudy Houser, Larry and Kathy Upham (Dec. 18) ... Julie Schultz says it's easy to identify people who cannot count to ten. They're usually in front of you in the express lane at the grocery store ... Have a great week and may the coming year be all you want it to be.