Saturday, January 17, 2009

the seventeenth of January.

Well it is that day, the BIG 70! Now I know to folks like Lucy that AIN’T NO BIGGIE, but to you kids that is OOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDD! Well If my skin wasn’t so loose, my hair was not gone and I could hear, I wouldn’t notice. Hahahaah!.
But then again, it beats the alternatives. I am glad to be here.
When I was a kid soda crackers came the size of a slice of bread scored into four crackers. Grandma could make me p-nut butter crackers the size of a sandwich. Mama always broke them into four and made two peanut butter crackers out of one. Pepsi’s were a nickel and movies ( when I could sneek off) were nine cents in Albemarle and ten cents in Valdese. Pop corn was a dime but Cracker Jacks were a nickel. I just got this, some smart a—sent:

No one expects you to run-------anywhere

There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

Things you buy now won't wear out.

You can eat supper at 4 PM

You can no longer think of speed limits as a challenge

You sing along with elevator music

Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

Your supply of brain cells is finally down the manageable size.

You can't remember who sent you this list and you notice these are all in big
print for your convenience.

Forward this to every one you can remember right now.

Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the
same night,

This is Shirl your sister remember..............Signed with Love

I got the above from someone claiming to be my sister. LOL
Nite Ships Log


shirl72 said...

To everyone who reads this I am his loving sister. Can you imagine being around this boy for 70 years. He will remember later on this afternoon when the brain warms up. I am the sister that you said was delivered by a Turkey not a Stork.


Jean said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Have a great day, jean

Sheila Y said...

Happy Birthday Jack. Have a great day and try not to get in trouble. Sheila

Terri said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you....Happy Birthday dear Jackkkk ..Happy Birthday to you... :) and many more!

Tired of me singing yet? *giggle*

HAHA@ Shirl

Hope you are having a wonderful Birthday my friend!!!


Anonymous said...

aww Jack...I have to say "I'm sorry"...I lost your blog...couldn't get it to come up..finally got it from someone else with a bit of this and that it finally would come to me...and you are always so sweet to comment on mine...always gives me a warm feeling...and now I see you have a big 70 bday the same as my big 50 anniversary...we are soul mates of a sort???? LOLOL...Hope your day is a good one...and let me tell only gets better and better from her on hang tough good day at a time!!!! God Bless you...hugs..Ora in KY

Paula said...

Kick up your heels and have some fun. Its your birthday so enjoy it until it's done.

Woody said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! and Anna Mae and I are wishing you many more to come!!!!

Randy said...

Hello Mr. Jack,

Have a Great 70th Birthday!

God Bless


Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Wishing you many, many more. I must be gettin' OLD too..I've got bat wings, thinning hair, selective hearing, and I remember those crackers the size of a slice of bread.
Well it looks like that Turkey delivered you a great birthday gift from Shirl. HAHAHAHA!!! Paybacks are hell, way to go Shirl!

Sending birthday hugs!!!

betty said...

Happy Birthday Jack!! I love Shirl's comment about who brought you; too funny!

I hope you have a great day and awesome year ahead!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Lindie

Lucy said...

Right on all counts, Jack. The day after my 79th Birthday I told Joe I did not know one day would make my knees pop louder. I remember those big soda cracker snadwiches. with peanut butter. T never cared for bread so mom made me cracker sandwiches to take to lunch aND i LOVED PEANUT BUTTER. Still do but Joe doesn't care for it and it gets rancid before I use it all. Can't buy those little jars any more. I was a sick bundle in a afghan in my chair all day yesterday. I may make it through the day today.

jun said...

Happy Birthday!
Sorry I missed it. was off celebrating with my grandson.
i remember those crackers and we made pnut butter and jelly sandwhiches with them. sometimes we melted cheese on them.
our kids missed a lot of good stuff. you would be surprised how many comments i read on youtube from the younger generation saying they missed out on hearing those great music groups in concert . they also missed out on the free drugs and free love they say.
lol i dont think they missed much there.I was too busy being a wife and mother . but i watched on t.v. lol