Happy Birthday – 70th!


I can’t believe I am now 70 YEARS OLD! Yikes! Where did the years go? There have been ups and downs but I am still here and kicking strong!

My husband surprised me with a gorgeous bouquet of mixed roses. I love it! Each rose signifies the following:

Red – love, beauty, courage and respect, etc.


White – purity, innocence, reverence, etc.

Yellow – joy, friendship, gladness, etc.

Each rose displays how I feel about my thoughtful, kind, and loving husband of 19 years. He gave me red roses two weeks ago on our anniversary. Poor guy. I should have thought about that when we set our wedding day – too close to my birthday. It keeps him on his toes. Ha!

Tomorrow my two wonderful children and their equally fantastic spouses are giving me a birthday cookout at my son’s house. My grandchildren will be there – all five of them. I can’t wait to see them. It has been a little while that we have all gotten together before our trip.

I want to say a big THANK YOU to all my friends online, new and old, who have sent lovely birthday greetings to warm my heart and make my day so special! I can’t thank you enough. This 70 year old needs all the love and support she can get. I am going through a difficult time right now but it too shall pass. Prayers needed for good health.

I have much to be thankful for – loving husband, wonderful supportive children and grandchildren and siblings, friends online and elsewhere. My blessings are overflowing. Just thinking about all that I have makes me fill with tears. Thank you, dear God, for all these fabulous blessings and letting me wake up another day! My prayer to Him is that I will have many more years to complete my goals with my books and provide fun reading for children everywhere for years to come.

My handsome hubbie has planned to take me today to a movie to see Antman & the Wasp and then out for a light dinner. I’ve been excited about seeing this movie. I loved the first one. Antman is hysterical and the special effects are outstanding! Laughter is good for the soul!

Thank you, readers, for listening to this old woman go on. Please come back again for more news, reviews, interviews and stuff.


Did you know that Reading is Good for your Health! Yes, it is! Keep reading!

Blessings & hugs and much love to all!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 17+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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87 Responses to Happy Birthday – 70th!

  1. Congrats on your milestone; what beautiful flowers!

  2. wolfpug says:

    Beautiful Roses for a Beautiful lady! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  3. WOW – Don’t believe you, Janice – HAPPY BIRTHDAY ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Happy 70th! Beautiful roses hope you have a lovely day. x

  5. Jack Eason says:

    Happy birthday Janice. Now you are a septuagenarian just like myself and Seumas Gallacher. 😉 xxx

  6. And a most happy birthday to YOU! and MANY more. ❤

  7. Carrie Rubin says:

    Happy Birthday! The roses are lovely.

  8. mazorbooks says:

    Happy Birthday to an ever young, super creative, fabulously imaginative, tremendously talented and the kindest most generous author friend 🙂

  9. Happiest birthday wishes, Janice! XO

  10. Colline says:

    Wow! All the best for a happy birthday and a wonderful year.

  11. Carol says:

    Beautiful roses for a beautiful lady…Happy Birthday, Janice 🙂 xx

  12. Happy birthday, Janice. Join the seventy club, it’s great. Love the roses. I give you the red rose. It’s beautiful. Love and for the next seventy years. hehehehehe

  13. Do the world a favor and have another 70!…happy birthday!

  14. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Happy birthday to Janice Spina…70 years young today… a children’s author, a lovely supporter of our blogs and a wonderful friend. 70 is one of those landmark birthdays and I am sure that everything that has been planned will make it very special…♥

  15. Happy birthday, Janice. I hope your health issues are not serious. My Mother had breast cancer a few years ago. She overcame it and we will be celebrating her 80th birthday later this year. I love roses too, the yellow ones are my favourite.

  16. Mary Smith says:

    Happy birthday. The roses are gorgeous. Enjoy the family cookout.

  17. happy birthday, Janice.

  18. The Owl Lady says:

    Happy Birthday, Janice! @v@ ❤

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  20. Marcia says:

    Lovely celebrations, Janice! Enjoy every minute, and happy, happy birthday! Don’t forget the CAKE!! Eat it! LOTS of it!! (As four years your senior, that’s my advice. ALWAYS eat the CAKE!) (Notice I’m yelling a lot, in my over-abundance of enthusiasm for CAKE!) 😀 😀 😀 ❤ ❤ ❤

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Marcia! I don’t usually eat the cake but maybe if my kids give me cake I will eat a slice! Yum! I can’t believe I’m 70! Yikes! 🤗😘💕

      • Marcia says:

        I am a pie person, myself, but on my birthday, it’s all about the CAKE. (Did I already mention that????) You must eat at least a slice. It’s good luck, you know. (I made that up, because I have to have some excuse!) 😀

      • jjspina says:

        Haha! You are too funny, Marcia! I, too, am a pie person. Love apple, strawberry rhubarb, blueberry! Ahh! Now I want pie!! I will eat a slice just for you today! 🤗 xx

  21. floridaborne says:

    The wrapping paper may be wrinkled, but the treasure inside never ages.

    Happy birthday!

  22. Congratulations from here too. 🎂 🎂 🎂 🎂 🎂 Best wishes! Michael

  23. GP Cox says:

    Michael reblogged your post to let us know it is your 70th. Here’s wishing you many, many more!

  24. Wow! A very happy birthday to you!

  25. Rae Longest says:

    You are so right. Reading keeps me healthy and I am three years older than you. For my 70th, my Advanced Writing students gave me a surprise party before class which lasted well into class time. (We ended up doing the plans for the day at home during the week.) Let me tell you, you haven’t partied until you party with 25, 20-25 year olds! I had to stay in bed the next day.

  26. Lovely roses for a lovely lady! ❤ ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! ♫ xoxoxo…

  27. Mae Clair says:

    I’m a bit late, but sending you belated birthday wishes. Seventy years!!! Happy birthday , and it sounds like you have a gem of a husband and family!

  28. dgkaye says:

    Happy birthday again Janice. I hope you had a wonderful day with your family. I know you haven’t been feeling well but I sure hope you are both on the mend and celebrating your beautiful life together. Big birthday hugs coming your way! ❤ xoxo

  29. Happy belated birthday, Janice. I hope you had a wonderful day and enjoyed all the celebrations 🎉🥂

  30. Annika Perry says:

    A belated Haooy Birthday, Janice!! The flowers are gorgeous and I love the meaning behind the colours … ps. Glad to learn reading is good do ones health – a great excuse to read even more! You’ll find me tucked up on the sofa or swing chair outside, a book/kindle in my hand! Xx

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you so much, Annika! I had a lovely birthday. Yes, I too, am always with my iPad, Nook or a book in hand. They are my best friends! Ha! Hugs 😘

  31. cav12 says:

    Happy belated birthday, Janice! I hope you had a fabulous time celebrating, which looks as if you did! Best wishes for the years ahead 😀

  32. Happy Birthday! I”m sorry I missed it. I’m behind in my emails.

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