Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday To Late Bloomer, Julia Child!

I didn't realize until today that yesterday was Julia Child's 100th birthday but I figure it is better to be late to honor her birthday today than never, right? 

My introduction to Julia Child came via the 2009 movie, Julie and Julia, a film that I could identify with because she was what one would consider a late bloomer.

Julia didn't discover her passion for cooking until she was 36 while attending the world famous Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, France, while I didn't discover my passion for pets until I adopted my black and gray tabby, Henry, when I was 34.

Julia's love of cooking blossomed into the publication of Mastering The Art Of French Cooking and at 50 she was the star of her own show,The French Chef.

After adopting Henry and then Buster three years later I realized I had another passion, pet sitting, and at the age of 36, Teacher's Pet Sitting Service came to life.

Julia Child's motivation to co-author Mastering The Art Of French Cooking inspired me to start blogging about Henry, Buster, Daisy, and my pet sitting business at the age of 44 and I will forever be indebted to her for causing a late bloomer to realize my true passion! 

Happy birthday, Julia Child! You will forever be an inspiration!


  1. I sooooooooooooooooo loved Julia!!! and...I am dying laughing at Brian's comment "Bone" Appetite :)

  2. Brian,
    Now that was a hilarious comment! I love it!
    Caren and Cody,
    Even though I can't cook I love Julia very much!

  3. BOL, Brian..Bone Appetite!!
    Great post, loved Julia Child..the woman really new how to enjoy life!!

  4. We were wondering why Google. Had Ms Child on their search engine.
    Benny & Lily

  5. Julia Child was not well known on this side of the pond, but I understand about late bloomers! LOL @ Brian’s comment

  6. We really liked your post and how julia and you have that in common. Maybe thats why my mom can't cook cos she only likes to blog...maybe God only gives out on gift when it comes to cooking and don't know cos I see lots of moms on here that cook and blog....darn!
    stella rose

    1. Stella,
      Maybe you are right that I can't cook because I can blog! Very comforting words! However, I'd like to learn to cook someday!

  7. I loved the Google drawing tribute to her yesterday!!!

    Take care

  8. love julia child and LOVE that movie! meryl streep's amazing

  9. So if anyone has tried to calculate my current age I hope you figured out that I am only 25! LOL

  10. She continues to be an inspiration for us all.:)

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  11. Oh my it would have been her 100th birthday? We agree she is still an inspiration to all who are lucky enough to find a true passion. Being a late bloomer is better than being no bloomer at all. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  12. I love Julia Child. In fact, I knew her through the movie and then I got hooked on her recipes. She was great!


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