Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22282 – 785:
Here’s the haps:
Yes, today I turned 61 and so now I am officially “over-sixty.”
Kids and grandkids and my younger sister came to greet me and wish me well with pizza, cake, ice cream, and cards. It was really nice. Everyone laughed at my sister’s joke about getting the fire extinguisher ready. The whole bunch of us have pretty good senses of humor. My youngest daughter brought me a bottle of Mexican Coca-Cola with a roll of Necco Wafers and a roll of giant Smarties, three of my favorite things.
The day started out great because today was also “Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day.” So I did.
I told my grandchildren that on this birthday I get the option of counting backward. I will be 59 today and 58 next year, etc. Why they didn’t believe me I couldn’t guess. My teenage granddaughter said, “We’re the same age, Grandpa. I’m 16 and you’re 61. It’s the same number, just switched.”