It’s difficult to believe I’ve been living for seventy five years, but yes, I have and today’s my birthday. Three quarters of a century is a damn long time. I’m still chugging along, overweight and with some medical issues, but most days I’m doing just fine, thanks.
No big plans for the day. Barbara will make a nice birthday meal, probably a steak, green beans, salad and dessert. It’s supposed to be sunny but only in the high 40s, so I might bag some rays on our sheltered deck, or just settle in with a brand new gift book.
Seventy five years. Yay for me.
Happy birthday and many more!! Enjoy your special day.
Thank you so much, Margot. You’re such a faithful reader of this blog, I really appreciate it.
Happy Birthday! 75 is a nice round number. Have a good day.
Thanks, Jeff. I expect there will be a new book somewhere today, and since its still in the mid-Thirties, I’ll enjoy perusing that on the comfy sofa.
Happy Birthday! and here’s to many more. Your plans sound just about perfect 🙂
Thanks, Fence. There have been so many already. I was thinking last night about how different the world was in 1945 when I was born, the Second World War just ended, and now, when everyone has a powerful computer in their pocket. Wow.
Happy, Happy birthday. I agree, that sounds like a great day to me. I like that idea of reading a new gift book.
I know what you mean, how hard it is to believe that it was that long ago. My birthday is Nov. 5 (and always close to the election). I will be 72 this year.
Tracy, you are less than three weeks ahead of me, same year.
That means your birthday is often close to Thanksgiving? Does that work well for you?
It has been on Thanksgiving a number of years. Since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, it does work for me. (This year it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.) I hope you (and the rest of us) have plenty to celebrate this year on your birthday.
Thank you, Tracy. I have a plethora of new books to choose from!
Richard, a very Happy Birthday to you! I wish you good health and happiness, and plenty of great books too.
Thanks, Prashant, your good wishes are very much appreciated,
Happy Birthday! Not everybody makes it to 75. Hope you enjoy the goodies in your BIRTHDAY BOX!
I’m sending an email. Thanks for everything!
Thanks a lot, I appreciated it.
Yay, you, Rick! Happy natal, and I hope it’s at least a satisfying day. (I mostly watch comedians mocking our current administration on tv, these days, with a few augmentations. Will definitely be giving THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT a try, along with hoping to read the book sometime soonish.)
It’s here, Todd, and I got the email telling me you commented. Thanks!
Many Happy Returns!
Thanks very much!
Happy Birthday, Rick!
Since mine will be at the end of the week and I’ll only be 74, I can gloat — you’re old, Rick, really old! I can’t believe how old you are, sooo old. Not a spring chicken, like me! Oh, well, you’ll just have to get used to being old, old, old! Here’s hoping you stick around for another 75. That way, I’ll still be younger than you, which means young, young, young!
Yes, Jerry, I’m old. I was young, young once, but it’s so long ago I don’t remember. You, on the other hand have always been old, and remember all of it. Somehow I passed you up along the way.
Happy birthday, Rick! Before you know it, you’ll be as old as me, but how bad can that be?
Steve, I can never hope to catch up to you.
Happy birthday. You might like to know you share this birth date with my daughter Stephanie and in 1881 The Gunfight at the OK Corral.
Thanks, Bob. Happy Birthday to Stephanie! I’d forgotten we share a birthdate.
Hope it was a happy, happy day. I will be 73 on January 1st. I don’t expect anyone to cook dinner for me with the pandemic but I may order some. Take care, Rick and Barbara.
Thanks, Patti. If we could, we’d go to your place and cook up a feast for you! So, sure, order out. Mostly, have fun.