Sunday, October 23, 2016

Joe's Birthday

Today the boy I met at 16 turns 64.

Wow.

Here we are in Edmonton on a road trip that has had us, so far, on four different plane rides, with one more to go. And he's almost a pensioner. I, however, am 63, and will be for a delicious couple of months more. He's now the older man. In this case, really older man.

So forgive me today for just a quick note on the blog. I'm about to take the tottering old guy out for breakfast. It's my job, no, my honour to make sure that today he knows he's loved and appreciated.

Join me if you like.

16 comments:

Cynthia said...

Have a very happy birthday, Joe!

Kit Luce said...

Happy Birthday. Enjoy your day together.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Joe, and wishes for a happy and healthy year to come.
Clairesmum

Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt said...

Happy Birthday, Joe - and many, many more.

D. said...

Wooooo! (Sometimes I can almost see Joe from your writing.) Happy Birthday to Joe, and may all happiness be both of yours this day!

kstableford said...

It's clear you still need him, and apparently you're still willing to feed him. Probably a good thing, since you'll be 64 next!

Sabrina Bartram said...

Happy birthday Joe, have a great day.

Sandra Fleming said...

Hope you have a great day Joe and an even more fantastic year. Lots of fun, laughter, family and shared life is wished for you.
I am older still so I will tell you both that age seems to bring get more aches and pains and you move slower but it can mean that you have time to enjoy things more. That is if you wish, of course.
Best wishes.

SammE said...

Hi Joe! Happy birthday! Wishes for a happy day today, and many happy days to come. Sending a birthday hug for you. :)

Belinda Burston said...

Joe you sure are a great blessing and you bring joy to this world with your quick laughter and generous spirit and heart. I wish you a wonderful birthday. I hope you use this chance to sing that Beatles song--" Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?" Love, Belinda

Andrea Shettle, MSW said...

Joe,
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday Dear Joe,
Happy Birthday to you!

Tarawynn said...

Happiest of birthdays to Joe

Ron Arnold said...

Happy Birthday to you Joe!

wheeliecrone said...

Happy Birthday, Joe.
You now know the answer to the Beatles' question, "Will you still need me? Will you still feed me when I'm 64?"
I'm guessing that the answer is, "Yes."
Have a great year, Joe.

Rachel S said...

Happy belated birthday, Joe!

Take advantage of being the youngster while you can, Dave. :)

Wendy Knapp said...

Happy belated birthday Joe...,hope you continue to celebrate!!!