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Today's my birthday. If I hadn't long since decided to stay a youthful (if somewhat unfeasible) 'twenty nine' I'd be hitting my half century. Naturally on a day like this, my thoughts turn to the people who influenced my life (many of whom are no longer with us) and what they'd have to say about me reaching the five decade milestone.

Six things my old gran would say to me if she were alive today

1: I bought a big present for my favorite grandson. Where is your brother?

2: At last, your age matches your I.Q.

3: I can't believe you're fifty? You look so much older.  

4:  I invited all your friends over to help you celebrate, but he couldn't make it.

5: Get your hair cut.

6: How come you never call me anymore?

I have a great family evening planned involving cake, Chinese food and the latest Harry Potter DVD. Here's hoping your day turns out as well as mine.

Sunday April 17th, 6:45am: ETA
Thank you so much for all the kind words people sent me yesterday. It was a lovely surprise coming back after a day offline to find hundreds of birthday messages from my facebook/Live Journal friends sitting in my inbox.
You made an old man very happy :)

 



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p_m_cryan
Apr. 16th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a wonderful day!
lyonesse
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
happy new year! :)
msstacy13
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)

maryjdal
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday :)
darkspires
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday. Have a great day!
snapes_angel
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Gee, that sounds a lot like some of the stuff mine would have said to me (though you'd have to swap genders for the "brother" bit).
snapes_angel
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
And yes, have a happy and prosperous New Year. >=}
medwriter
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
jakobdrud
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, Jon! I hope you have a great celebration!
stone_bitch
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
Many blessings to you, Jon, on your day of days!
starry_diadem
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
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tracy_d74
Apr. 16th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
Happy birhtday to you. Happy birthday to you. Haaappy birthday. Happy Birthday to you.

And if you concentrate really hard, my icon becomes edible. Honest. :)
dendrophilous
Apr. 16th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
jess_ka
Apr. 16th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Jon!
csecooney
Apr. 16th, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
She sounds like a firecracker. Have a great birthday night. Many happy returns.
clarionj
Apr. 16th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Ah, your fine old gran :)

Have a very happy birthday, Jon!!!

I hit that 50 mark last year ... it's not so bad. Do we ever feel different than, say, 30?
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