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.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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29 Responses to seventy-five

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Happy birthday and many more!! Enjoy your special day.

  2. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Happy Birthday! 75 is a nice round number. Have a good day.

  3. Dearbhla says:

    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.

  4. tracybham says:

    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.

  5. Richard, a very Happy Birthday to you! I wish you good health and happiness, and plenty of great books too.

  6. 1412064gk says:

    Happy Birthday! Not everybody makes it to 75. Hope you enjoy the goodies in your BIRTHDAY BOX!

  7. JohnnyMac says:

    Happy Birthday!

  8. Todd Mason says:

    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.)

  9. Bookstooge says:

    Many Happy Returns!

  10. Jerry House says:

    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!

    • Ha!
      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.

  11. stevelewis62 says:

    Happy birthday, Rick! Before you know it, you’ll be as old as me, but how bad can that be?

  12. Cap'n Bob Napier says:

    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.

  13. Patti Abbott says:

    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.

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