It’s a BIRTHDAY!

September 3

Is it just a coincidence that my birthday (tomorrow, actually) generally coincides with the Labor Day holiday weekend; or was this weekend chosen for Labor Day because it coincides with my birthday?

[Firstly, the Super got me a set of nifty new wheels . . . ]

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[Jami took advantage of the situation to abscond with my old wheels!]

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[Roy-san got me a cool Pachinko game . . . ]

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[The kids came up with a little light reading for me . . . ]

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[We met the new neighbors . . . ]

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[Discovered our new winery . . . ]

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[Enjoyed fine outdoor dining . . . ]

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[Enjoyed the winners of instrumental album (CD?) of the year . . . ]

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[Noshed at Whitey’s in Minneapolis with a Department of Labor colleague from the last century . . . ]

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[Ate bean & ham soup, a personal favorite . . . ]

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[Went to a William Kent Krueger book signing at Cherry Street Books, but his book, Desolation Mountain, had sold out already!]

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[Joined a bajillion people at the winery on a beautiful day for Robb Justice and the Loose Canyon Band . . . ]

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[While Jami and friends were enjoying Hamilton in Minneapolis . . . ]

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[Jami did deign to join us after Hamilton . . . ]

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[To help mom out with some stuff . . . ]

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[On the dock of Lake H2Obert . . . ]

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[And to pose on the dock (blind shot holding the camera out over the water . . . ]

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[And sit on the patio . . . ]

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[Kiss mom goodbye until next weekend . . . ]

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[Drive off in her “new” wheels . . . ]

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[And the first result of house upgrades, with Jami’s assistance . . . ]

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[And hope to be around again next year to write some silly stuff about my 72nd!]

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Addendum

The actual birthday, at the Depot, where I got the 71% discount for being . . . 71!

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First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down. ~ Leo Rosenberg

Up Next:  If I don’t finish Russia, it’s never going to get done!

2 thoughts on “It’s a BIRTHDAY!

  1. THANK YOU!!! So happy to have the Edge – we’ve decided to keep that as a name, hoping David Howell Evans won’t mind. She will come in handy when we want to take friends with us on an adventure.

    You sure have had a busy birthday weekend!! Love the photo of Deb!! Look forward to seeing you again next week for more of a celebration. And we’ll get those new lights up! The new house is really finishing out well. Once the new infrastructure is in place, it will be a great place to grow old, but not too quickly! 😉

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