My birthday is tomorrow: 68 years of age!

I look forward to a fruitful year.

That’s my grandfather, Pa we called him, a kindly bricklayer who kept his own counsel, after retirement dozed in his armchair, and kept a tin of hard candies at all times by his side which he very generously shared.

Pa hailed from Scotland and the story goes that I was so named because while courting, my father sang to my mother at tune from the old country called “A Wee Hoose ‘Mang the Heather.”

Harry Lauder was a Scottish singer and vaudevillian–and I am proud to say we wore the same kind of cap!



  1. Happy Birthday!!! God Bless You!!! May you have a wonderful year.

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    *CUTE* baby pic β€”Β love your hat!! Twinkle Mom (Joan) wants me to tell you that she’s also a Cancer (i.e., July) girl, just a year older than you.

    Twinkle Dad (Bill)

  3. (Forgot to delete that second line of ASCII characters β€” ya big DUMMY, Bill! β€” that I used to create the banner message. But feel free to put those extra letters to good use in your writing somewhere. πŸ€ͺ)

  4. Happy Birthday, dear, dear Heather !!!! You have given us so much , so often, of such high quality and inspiration. I’ve got 10 years on you, and so feel qualified to give advice for your many years to come: Full Speed Ahead !!!!

  5. Lisa Porter says: Reply

    Happy birthday! May God richly bless you in the coming year and always!

  6. Happy Birthday!
    God bless you!

  7. Happy Birthday for tomorrow wonderful Heather! Every blessing for the coming year and all it holds xxx

  8. Tiffany Peterson says: Reply

    Happy Birthday, Heather! I have read several of your books, and I am thankful for YOU. God bless you and keep you!

  9. Philippe Garmy says: Reply

    Joyeux Anniversaire Heather!! May God bless you bountifully and keep you so this coming year. Always on mission behind enemy lines, sharing the good news with the faithful, the seeker, the stranger and poor in spirit via the beautiful, the good and the true…your creative voice is so needed and received with gratitude and joy. Your tenacity and tenderness are inspiring! Ut benedicat tibi!

  10. Julia Rolwing says: Reply

    Happy Birthday Heather-Who-Enriches-Us!! May it be a year of blessings!!

  11. Linda Scuderi says: Reply

    Happy Birthday. God’s blessings be on you.

  12. Tom Duffy says: Reply


  13. Happy Birthday Heather! Many and glorious returns of the day!

  14. Happy Birthday Heather!

  15. Happy birthday Heather. Join the 68 club.
    As you know I’m sure, it’s all a matter of perspective.

  16. Clare Thompson says: Reply

    Happy Birthday Heather! What a beautiful and romantic song! What a lovely way to be given a name! I grew up to Irish music, but sometimes Scottish, especially this one:

  17. HEATHER KING says: Reply

    Now that is what I call an embarrassment of riches! Thank you all so very much for your kindness, quirkiness, and generosity of spirit. I spent a quiet(ish) day and watched a wonderful documentary (it was a premiere and a fundraiser so not sure when or whether it will be available) called The Way Forward. About students, faculty and supporters of The Colburn School, a top-notch performing arts (music and dance) school for young people in downtown LA. Deeply moving–yes! Art is one of the things that will save us–“I came to cast fire on the earth and how I wish it were already kindled!” said Christ. Very poignant that the older we get the more deeply we feel that…just as our powers SEEM to be on the wane. But no! On we must go! You buoy me up and help me to keep going. Again–thank you.

  18. Dion Castro says: Reply

    HI! And a Happy Brithday!!!πŸ’ Heather King
    I’m just a practicing Catholic in Montebello Ca. That Love’s your writings. Specially when I pick up my Magnificat and I find an article there. Many Blessings in the years the come.
    In Christ and Mary

    Dion Castro


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