Today is my 93rd birthday.  I had no idea that I would live so long.  No one in my family reached this age, and I can probably attribute my longevity to an assist from modern medicine.  I’ve had stints and a bypass and a few medical emergencies of other sorts, but for the most part I have enjoyed, and still enjoy, very good health.

I have so much to be thankful for. I have a grand family, and my childhood was spent in a cocoon of loving care. I had a loving wife who was the light of my life for more than sixty years. We had five beautiful, loving sons, and I have grandchildren and great-grandchildren that I care for deeply. I was also blessed with seven siblings and twenty-four nieces and nephews, all of whom were very dear to me. What more could a person ask for in a lifetime?

I still appreciate life.  I love my church friends, and I also have good times at the local senior center where I play pinochle and hob-nob with other seasoned citizens.  I’m also an avid reader, and we have an excellent library less than a half-mile from my home.  I usually read an hour or so after retiring each evening.

I also like writing on my blog.  It’s fun to be able to express my thoughts freely, and I am very pleased that there are a small number of people who seem to enjoy my postings.  I’ll keep at it as long as I can.

My very best wishes to each of you.

God bless you.

Praise the Lord, always.


5 thoughts on “Birthday

  1. Sending many Happy Birthday Wishes as you celebrate with Family and Friends! I have saved several of your posts to read at a later date, but haven’t caught up as of yet!! Usually upset with news about President Trump and invasion of his home. Hope mid term elections will be turn around for Republican’s, but who is there to trust??? I am waiting for help with inhalers. Lack of energy due to shortness of breath. I look like the picture of health, but looks are deceiving!!! Jim Siske came recently for a visit. Only about two and half hours from Pleasant Garden. Would like to see you, if ever in Roanoke Area when traveling with your sons… Again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Betty Aug., 31, 2022

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  2. Sandy, I consider you a loving friend, one whom I respect and admire. I wish you a wonderful year. Keep sending your posts. I love reading them and consider it an honor to do so.


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