Yesterday was one of the big ones. To my surprise, and may I add, delight, I turned 75. This is an extraordinary milestone for my family as far as the men are concerned. With the exception of my great-grandfather on my paternal side, who lived to be 84, I have become the oldest living male in my family in the last several generations. And it really isn’t that close.
But enough on actuarial tables. It was a wonderful day. The weather was beautiful, had tons of good birthday wishes from friends and family and made a very relaxing day of it. Our oldest granddaughter, who is staying with us for the summer in between her freshman and sophomore college years, surprised me with my only true vice…..a dozen Dunkin Donuts. And she had to do this during her break from double shifts at the restaurant where she works. As if her just being here with us isn’t enough of a birthday present!
Most of the day was spent fiddling around the house, and responding to birthday greetings from all my Facebook friends, many of whom are from my high school and college days. I was going to try to keep my age secret but quickly realized that, as my classmates, they could easily do the math! I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my daily nap, but for some reason this one was especially good.
Then as the evening approached, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law invited us to a private sunset cruise on the lake in their party boat. Complete with wine, pizza and a cake. OK, maybe it was an extra-large, decorated cupcake with a candle, but it was delicious and made my day! Of course the weather continued to cooperate with an awesome sunset and sky.
I’m adding a slide-show here to give you a pictorial of the day. Hope you enjoy. And again, many thanks to all for the lovely comments on a very special day in my life.