A Birthday for the Aged….er…uh…I mean Ages!

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.

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38 thoughts on “A Birthday for the Aged….er…uh…I mean Ages!

  1. Wow happy 75 Al! Love the pictures too, gosh you live in a gorgeous part of the country!

    Sorry I missed this one.

  2. Looks like too much fun. Wish we were still there to help you celebrate. HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the West Coast!

  3. Looks like a wonderful birthday, Al. Family is what makes it special. Enjoyed your pictures.
    Arlene Swihart

    • Thank you so much, Carly. It was a fun family day. By the way, I have an interesting ear story for you. I will email you separately with it.

  4. Happy 75th Birthday, my Bro and many happy returns. I love the pics and am glad you had a good day. ❤ xXx hugs x

  5. So glad you had a beautiful day with Many special moments. Have a truly blessed year and keep up the writing.
    Linda Stewart

    • Thank you, Anonymous, if that’s your real name! (just kidding, Linda). Thank you for commenting on the blog, come back again anytime!

  6. Hi, Al, I am “happy” you had a Happy Birthday! Seems like you had a glorious day. Thanks for sharing the pictures! Hugs, Karen

  7. Birthday Greetings from Canada! I mentioned your birthday to the owls. They said “Whooo’s Having a Birthday?” I told them that you were a famous blogger, upon which they asked me to tell you “Hoot! Hoot! Hoooray! It’s your Birthday! Will there be cake?” (Chocolate is our favourite…)

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