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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Dang, I Am Getting Old

Yep, I sure am getting old.  Today is my birthday and I guess that it is time to start counting backwards.  Do you think that would make me younger.  Yes, I was born on Valentine's Day, so now you know where I get all my charm (grin).  I have seen a lot and been through a lot since I was born.  Because I was born in 1943, World War Two was going on and my Dad was an MP in the Army.  I can remember my Mother holding me up and showing me a picture of my Dad a lot so that I would remember him when he got home.

My cousin was born two days before Christmas and I used to have a neighbor when I was kid who was born on Christmas day.  The trouble with being born on or near Christmas is that you are not going to get a lot of gifts for both.  My neighbor used to complain that she would get things that usually come in pairs (like shoes, socks, gloves, etc.) with one wrapped up with a Happy Birthday tag and the other wrapped up with a Merry Christmas tag.  Now, you all have a great day, I sure do plan to.


20 comments:

  1. No doubt your neighbor's relatives thought they were being funny, which they were, the FIRST time.

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  2. I wish you a very happy birthday today!

    I think that was very clever to divide gifts between a holiday and a birthday. Especially back when money was scarce.

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  3. Hey there Dad Happy Birthday and many many more, we can't help growing old but we don't have to grow up !

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    1. Amen to that. That is one thing, I will always be young at heart and I believe in a good sense of humor.

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  4. WOW this is also the day in 1969 that the US government sentenced me into involuntary servitude for two years. Happy Birthday AGAIN old fellow.

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  5. I hope you had a great birthday!

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    1. I did, we went to Wal-Mart and we bought food along with a few other things and two of my cousins called me. Always enjoy hearing from them.

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  6. Happy Birthday Dizzy, Mine is Sunday but born in 1947. Hope you had a double great day.

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    1. Thanks JO, and I hope you have a great birthday on Sunday, you young whippersnapper.

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  7. Happy birthday, my friend! Hope you see many more...

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    1. Thanks Mr. Hermit. I do hope I see a few more but not near as many as I have seen.

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  8. A very Happy Birthday to you. May you have many more. Hope you had a great day. And you are only as old as you feel inside; and from reading your blogs you are still a kid at heart.

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    1. I do try to let the little kid in me sneak out now and then.

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  9. Here it is Friday and the great news is that we are both still getting older! I do not like that NOT getting older stuff.

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    1. Yep, looking on the bright side, there is still too much fun to be had.

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