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The Sixty-Plus Club!

Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22282 – 785:

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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.”

My sister’s card.
Good Night.


56 responses to “The Sixty-Plus Club!”

  1. Paul Avatar

    Happy Birthday

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you!

  2. peanutbuttersandwiches_ Avatar

    Happy Birthday!! Smarties really are awesome.
    iCe cREaM FoR bREakFaST

    1. Herb Avatar

      Oh yes! Smarties are great. Breakfast was good!

  3. James Avatar

    Happy Birthday! I didn’t realise we were restricted to only eating ice-cream for breakfast on one day. That seems like a policy that we should revisit.

    1. Herb Avatar

      I agree. It’s so good and good for you.

  4. Zoewiezoe Avatar

    Mexican coca cola?
    Does that still have actual coke in it (or is that an evil joke)?

    Happy Birthday!!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Well, they still use real sugar to make it instead of high fructose corn syrup.

  5. swabby429 Avatar

    Your granddaughter is clever with numbers.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Oh yeah. She’s clever in a lot of ways.

  6. CARL R D'Agostino Avatar

    Congatulations on 61. Gotcha by 10 years. The greatest gift you can give yourself is to see your urologist and get that PSA checked. Early prostate cancer is usually well controlled if detected early.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yes sir. The VA has been making sure I do it, lol. It is important.

  7. dumbestblogger Avatar

    Congrats! I totally missed the ice cream for breakfast day. Why are we not publicizing these things more?

    1. Herb Avatar

      A lot more important than many things that are highly publicized.

      1. dumbestblogger Avatar


  8. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

    Happy Birthday you old dog. They didn’t have to declare a day to have Ice Cream for breakfast I do it all the time. Of course you’re more responsible than me. May 61 be everything 19 was but with more experience Have a great day

    Don’t stop Laughing

    1. Herb Avatar

      That is a great birthday wish. Thank you!

  9. Ryan Callahan Avatar

    Happy Birthday, sir!🎁🎈

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you!

  10. ellie894 Avatar

    Happy birthday!! 🎉🎂
    Ice cream is full of good things like milk… why shouldn’t we have it for breakfast?? ☺️

    1. Herb Avatar

      Amen! That’s the idea. If you make real vanilla ice cream it has eggs in it.

      1. ellie894 Avatar

        I had forgotten. You’re so right!

  11. Bruce Goodman Avatar

    Happy Birthday Herb! One thing they don’t tell you about creeping age is that your hips are no longer good enough to hang your trousers on, so they’ll start falling down unless you get suspenders. Wearing trousers is the bane of an older gentleman’s life. The best way is not to wear any at all.

    1. Herb Avatar

      It might make for an interesting day at work, at that.

  12. Gerry O'Brien Avatar

    A Belated Happy Birthday Herb!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you!

  13. Petra Avatar

    Happy birthday!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you!

  14. stevescountry Avatar

    A belated but very Happy Birthday to you Herb! Ice cream for breakfast is a great way to begin a birthday! Hope you had a great time!😀😺🌞🥳🎈🎆🎇🎁🎂🍨🍦

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you very much! It was a good day.

  15. colinmcqueen Avatar

    Happy Belated Birthday Herb. Is it wrong of mean to point out that I am, and always will be, one year ahead of you. Mind you, last year was so crap, I’m sure you won’t want it. Have a brilliant year! 😊

    1. Herb Avatar

      LOL! Thank you so much!

  16. Tony Laplume Avatar

    Happy birthday! You’re still young! But by the end of this decade you get to retire!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thanks! Yes, there is that, for sure.

  17. achme24gmailcom Avatar

    Awesome sauce!! You’re old Dad!! 😂

    1. Herb Avatar

      Hush, whippersnapper!

  18. Margy Avatar

    Happy Birthday, youngster.
    I told my family that when I hit 70 I was going into a holding pattern. No more counting birthdays.

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol. That’s a good idea, too. er, ma’am.

  19. AJMcGregor Avatar

    Belated Happy Birthday! It’s such a shock when we realize that most people think of us as being rather “old”. It’s even a great shock when we start feeling “old” physically. I don’t think we ever feel “old” mentally. At any rate, I keep telling myself, the lucky ones get “old”. (I also believe it.)

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you so much. Yes, it can be a state of mind.

  20. cheriewhite Avatar

    Happy belated birthday, Herb! Sounds like you had a lovely birthday bash! Just don’t call me whippersnapper. I’m only a decade or so behind you. LOL 😀

    1. Herb Avatar

      Lol. Thanks. It goes by quick, too!

      1. cheriewhite Avatar

        Oh, Lord! Don’t remind me! :0

        1. Herb Avatar


          1. cheriewhite Avatar

            😀 😀 😀

  21. bekitschig Avatar

    Happy Birthday Herb! Whatever the aches and pains, I’m sure you take it with humor!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yeah, you have to, you know?

  22. Tangie Avatar

    Happy Belated Birthday Herb. Have a great day/night and remain safe.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you so much!

  23. pendantry Avatar

    You share a birthday with my brother — he’s exactly three years older than you. And you’re just nine days older than me. Happy belated birthday! I have no pizza, cake, ice cream or cards for you… but I can offer you a quiz, entitled “What makes the number 61 special?” 🙂

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you so much! How cool. Okay I will click it…

      1. pendantry Avatar

        Oh, that’s what I like to hear 😀

  24. Jacqui Murray Avatar

    You have fun grandkids, Herb. I’m still waiting for my first! And I’m older than you!

    1. Herb Avatar

      If I knew how much fun grandkids would be I would have had them first!😁

  25. MichaelStephenWills Avatar

    Congrats, Herb. Being 60+ is better than the alternative.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yes sir, I agree!

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