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Monday, June 27, 2016

You Taught Me How to Dance - Happy Birthday Dearest Penny

They're  coming.

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They're coming 

from all ends of Nowhere

such as 

The Castle of Butter

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Witzend Park

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and the hidden chambers


the childhood heart.

photo anita pelayo rivera Bebe the mouse by Penny White

They're coming to celebrate

the beginning of a life

that taught


all of us...

how to dance.

We are separated only

by miles and time.

But the imagination 

truly knows no borders

therefore dearest Penny,

we all wish you a 

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 Tea Rat has baked cakes to sell

anita pelayo rivera Tea Rat felted animal by Penny White

cakes by Penny White and Violet Skiles

and has sold the last slice 

of blueberry cheesecake.

anita pelayo rivera Wink the mouse by Penny White

and though all the sweets are long gone

we will always have a picnic

in Nowhere

thanks to you.

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Happy birthday beloved friend.


Rattus Scribus said...

Tea Rat: Rattus old thing, I just composed a birthday poem for our dear friend Penny.

Rattus: I really must be going...I...ur...have...uh to buy a light bulb. Yeah, that's it. A light bulb. Be right ba....

Tea Rat:
Da da da da da da -- do do do do --
Da da da da da da
In a gadda da vida, honey
Don't you know that I love you?

In a gadda da vida, baby
Don't you know that I'll always be true?

Rattus: HOLD ON! "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by
Iron Butterfly? That's your birthday song
to Penny? Have you lost your reason?

Tea Rat:
Da da da da da da -- do do do do
Oh, won't you come with me
And take my hand?
Oh, won't you come with me
And walk this land?

Rattus: Those lyrics are ludicrous!

Tea Rat:
Please take my hand.
Da da da da da da -- do do do do

Rattus: Your mind's not with us any more son.


Rattus: Happy Birthday, Penny

Tea Rat: Yeah, and "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And the silliness goes on....

TEA RAT: When Oh when Rattus are you going to learn that Nowhere is a place where anything can happen? My mind IS with you, are you with ME? It's Penny's birthday (well, a day late...my calendar was off!) and dance with me. Every day is a day to sing, celebrate, invent, play, LOVE.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I could not wish for better friends.. Dearest Tea Rat and Rattus.. Thank you so much.. I loved my birthday poem.. Life should be silly at times and full of laughter.. This is why Nowhere is so special... We can all be of free spirit and play all day.
Thank you for the beautiful post!
Penny and Bebe

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dear Penny we are wishing you a happiest of happy days. Personally I think your birthday should be a national holiday of play because of all the magical hours you have given us through your love, friendship and unlimited artistic talents.
Sending love, kisses and wishes,
Vera, Violet, Cherise, Mickey and all his friends of felt🐭🐭🐭

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Penny and Bebe,

With "misty eyes" and a lump in my throat, I come to see your presence here...so loyal, so ready to play and laugh, so absolutely special to US.

You truly taught me how to dance to the rhythm of the hidden possibilities in me, in YOU, in all of us who simply want to play.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear friend.

I could NOT get the links to your blog for the felted work to show up on the finished post; I added them into the working page, but they do not show up here!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

VERA DEAR! So glad to see you. See? They are coming from all parts of Nowhere. Let's celebrate the imagination and I agree Vera; a national day is in order!

"Create Beauty" said...

OH HELLO ~ and happiest of birthdays to dear Penny!!!!!!

All dwellers of NoWhere {and Beyond} wish you JOY and smiles and
laughter, and a bit of sweetness provided by Tea Rat!!!!!!!


Jeanie said...

Happy Birthday, Dear Penny! The Humans of NoWhere and Beyond join in your (belated) celebration!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HELLO Miss Violet and Miss Jeanie! Tea Rat here....would you like a slice of blueberry pie?

Happy LOVE to Penny and all!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for the heartfelt birthday wishes dear Vera, Violet and Jeanie.
And to you, dear Anita, bless you dear friend
Love to all
Penny and Bebe

Méa Strauß said...

Ohhh, Pennys birthday!!! A few years ago, there was a child born, a heart of gold and the head full of dreams, called Penny. She decided, not to forsake these dreams - she protected them.
So a special happy birthday to Penny :)))
From all of my heart!!! Hugs from Méa (to all of you)

Nada said...

Also Lollipop and I congratulate you heartily.
Only a poem, it's not enough to me.
So I wish you and your baby one of the happiest days, like many of these enrich your life.
May all your creative dreams come true.
Warmest birthday greetings dear Penny of Lollipop and Eva (aka Nada).

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Méa and Nada, Danke fürs kommen to wish our dear friend Penny a happy birthday. SO nice to see you!!!

The Dutchess said...

And i am coming from a mointain to give you a big birthday hug.. Internet is slow in this dwelling so please wait for me to get home.. Have a marvelois day surrounded by roses and love from Nowhere xxx

The Dutchess said...

And i forgot my glasses 😀🐭

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Tea Rat is ecstatic about seeing Miss Moussie here to bid Miss Penny and Bebe the happiest of birthdays. Enjoy the mountaintop dearest. We'll be here.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

My dear friends of Nowhere.. Thank you all so much for the Birthday wishes and heartfelt words.. And to you dear Dutchess, thank you for creating such a place of wonder for all of us to play. It has given me so many wonderful memories. Bebe sends her Love to Miss Moussie, Tea Rat and Rattus...
p.s. Again, thank you Anita for this beautiful post!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

The party keeps going dearest friends. We celebrate each other every day. Have a sensational day dearest friends, all of you!

Marcia said...

Happy birthday, dearest Penny. What a delight it was to find an invitation from Anita fairest in my mail. I'm a little late joining in, but I see Nowhere celebrations are forever and always timeless so let's party on! I brought you a laughing star, one among thousands I like to fix my eyes on as often as I can. May its splendor live in you eternally. Many blessings! xoxoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Marcia! Come on down! I like the idea of a laughing star; it is a mesmerizing thing to dwell on the light. I need to remember that every day!

Good to see you my friend!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Marcia,
What a special gift! A laughing star... Thank you so much, so good to see you here dear friend

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

The birthday party is still on my friends. Hi, Penny!

Marcia said...

Sigh . . . lingering in this magical place, so soothing to my heart. The sound of that little bell tugs at my heart strings, as if I'm drawn to a memory, the certainty of a place I'm to return to one day.
Anita and Penny, glad to see you swinging on that laughing star. :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dearest Marcia...here we are, on July 30, and the love still is written out.

Penny, your new Bebe is welcome here in Nowhere...tell her to bring her disco ball! teeee