Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

cake.candleOne of the traditions in my office, when we have our monthly birthday party, is that the persons celebrating their natal day need to:

1. Say what they did on that day, and
2. Provide some words of wisdom.

What did I do on that day earlier this month? Read the rest of this entry »

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Earlier this month, the Daughter appeared in the church musical, for the third year in a row. This year’s effort was called SPEAK LOUD, SPEAK PROUD, and had readings written by the performers, as well as dancing, and singing and rapping. My daughter wrote something Read the rest of this entry »

Roger_shirt63. Three score and three. I’ve turned 21 for the third time. Or the forty-third time, depending on how you look at these things.

I saw this on my friend Steve Bissette’s Facebook page a while back – he’s a fellow March Piscean, FWIW – and I thought it both appropriate and true Read the rest of this entry »

The controversial activist Angela Davis hits three score and twelve on January 26.
AngelaYvonneDavis

I believe this was a pair of FBI most wanted shots. (The Wikipedia has the info about the trial, in which she was acquitted.)

My, she had a great ‘fro. Read the rest of this entry »

dolly partonMaybe it was the inner prude in me, but when Dolly Parton first hit the national scene, I was somewhat bothered by the fact that she was better known for her ample bosoms than her enormous talent. Still she seemed to be in on the joke, becoming so successful that she has a theme park – Dollywood – in her name.

What I liked, besides her singing and songwriting, was a good heart. This recent interview Read the rest of this entry »

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