Tuesday, March 23, 2010

They Say It's My Birthday!

by Pa Rock
Birthday Boy

I'm sixty-two today, getting old, but still younger than the surviving Beatles, Mick Jagger, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. And like all of them, I am still working and love what I do!

It's been a nice birthday. I took doughnuts to work today, and some of my co-workers gave me a gift certificate to Sonic - but things got so crazy that I wasn't able to go out to lunch and use it. Maybe tomorrow!

All of my kids called in, and I got to visit with my two oldest grandchildren - Boone and Sebastian. I love visiting with my kids, and it's nice to know that they remember.

Many of my high school classmates have gotten in touch today, including some that I haven't seen or heard from in years. Although I don't know how to use Facebook, they all apparently do! I guess that I need to smarten up! I noticed that many of those whose pictures are on Facebook (mine isn't) look very much like their parents - and I want them all to know that I look just like I did forty years ago!

I also heard from many other dear friends on Facebook. I really have to learn how to use that site!

President Obama signed the Health Care Reform Bill on my birthday. Thanks, Barack!

The saddest thing about today is that this is my first birthday as an orphan. My Dad always remembered and would send a card with a note about how proud he was of me. He probably would have been prouder if I had been rich, but I think that he did respect the work that I do and the fact that I could keep my bills paid. Dad and I learned a lot from each other over the years.

My sincere thanks to all of you who got in touch with me today. I love you all!


molly. said...

One of the last times I talked with Granddad about you he told me what a "family man" you had become. He seemed to be very proud of how dedicated you were to your children & grandchildren. Yes, no doubt in my mind that he was very proud of you dad.

molly. said...

ps- If you need any help with Facebook let me know. :)