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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The "Happy Birthday Greetings" Story

It was an ordinary day.  Started just about how most of my days start.  Creamsicle, our cat, starts to purr so loud I awaken so I can feed him.  Well, that's how this day started also, but today is slightly different, since today I have a birthday.  Seven decades worth of living!  And, you have been with me for five of those memorable years, since I began my blog in 2009.  Today my wife baked me one of my favorite cakes; a very moist white cake with chocolate icing.  Weighed a ton!  Great for dunkin'.  Son Derek and grandson Caden stopped to sing to me and we shared a piece of cake.  Yesterday I got a card from my daughter's family who lives in Maryland.  
My new sign to help with the location of the cat.
As I opened the front of the card a 5" square piece of laminated paper fell from the card.  Brynn had made me a little laminated sign that featured a photo of Creamsicle on both sides of it; one side said "Creamsicle In" and the other side said "Creamsicle Out".  I immediately punched a small hole in the center top of it and hammered a small nail into our doorframe and hung the sign by the rear door.  Now Carol and I will have a reminder as to where the cat might be. Birthdays come and go and memories are formed every year of our lives; some good and some not so good.  But when you start to bind the birthdays into decades so you don't seem too old, it makes you think.  Think about how lucky you have been to have decent health, family and all the things in life that mean so much to you.  I constantly count the blessings I have been given over the last seven decades.  I hope others have been blessed as well as I have been.  Stay with me and see if we can add another decade to the list.  Here's hoping we can!  It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.  PS - I am working on my life's timeline to share with family as well as my readers.  Keep an eye out for it and see what kind of life an ordinary guy can lead.

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