This is a photo of my dad, circa 1963…today is his 75th birthday. Three quarters of a century…..

Wow. It’s pretty heavy when you put it that way. Then again, there was a time when I could not imagine being 40! (like, oh my god, 40 is SO OLD!) HA!

Today, I guess I’m kind of reflecting on things… I look at this photo of a man in his prime; a healthy college student,  a huge smile, HAIR (!), and a sign declaring “Pizza sleeps here” hanging next to his bed. * This man who is now approaching upper middle age….who is still healthy for a man of his age, still smiling, and happier than I have ever seen him.

That being said, well, I am quickly sliding my way to 40….four decades…. What in the actual hell is going on here? Where did all that time go? Was I in a coma or something? Wow. 40…..I wonder how my dad felt at 40….I guess it is too much to ask for that I could feel 40 when I get to be his age!

So, anyway, here’s wishing my dad the happiest birthday ever….may you celebrate many, many more!

Just an average thirtysomething who loves to read, paint and travel! I try to do as much as I can for as little as I can... You would be surprised what lies not far from our doorsteps! I hope you enjoy sharing in my adventures as much as I will enjoy sharing them with you 🙂