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!