Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sixty-One Candles This Year? Good Grief!


My husband, Lon, sprung into this world fully-charged on August 30th in 1948 and his battery hasn't run down yet. Don't do the math; I'll tell you flat out that he's been out and about for 61 years. (His favorite place is Lake Vermilion, MN, thus the photo showing him in his glory).

After a stretch of rainy and cloudy days, this morning pranced in wearing a vast blue hat and a wide-as-the-sky smile, a picture perfect backdrop for a birthday.

Ya know what? I'm really glad Lon was born. I'm even "gladder" we met and married. His love sustains me and maintains me, but never tries to change me. Our paths crossed a long time ago and our lives have woven closer and closer together, birthday after birthday. I've got lots to be glad about and to think about today.
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I've lit sixty-one candles and set them below. Just stand on your head and behold the blaze.
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So without further ado:

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, dear Ricky,
Happy birthday to you.
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I like to address Lon with names other than his own. Lately, I call him Ricky. It keeps him on his toes and, what the heck, variety IS the spice of life.

8 comments:

Mary Anne Gruen said...

A Happy Happy Birthday to Lon!

And a special congratulations to you Both! You sound very happy together.

I feel pretty much the same way about my husband. Interestingly enough, mine's born just a little bit after your husband in the beginning of next month.

We know how to pick 'em!

Lia said...

Happy Birthday Lon, I really hope it is a good one for you. A blue sky day.

Shaddy, you speak so lovely of Lon, that I feel like I know him a little. He certainly sounds like a wonderful man.

I'm glad you two met and have had such happy years together,you two have gone along shaping each other with love and kindness, a lesson to us all.

Much love to you both on this happy blue sky day,
Lia xx

Sharon Lippincott said...

Happy Birthday to Lon -- I don't even know Lon, but I do know he's one lucky dude to get public acclaim of this sort.

This is a good season for b-days. My hubby of 46 years has a Big One coming up in only a week! He shares the day with our youngest grandchild who will be here from Austin to help celebrate.

May the happiness you share increase even faster than the speed with which the years fly by.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Wonderful!
Happy Birthday Ricky!!
Cheers to good health & fabulous wife~

;)

Gullible said...

My greetings to the young 'un, Lon.

I tried, but I can't resist. Whenever someone says "variety is the spice of life, " I always think of the next line I made up many, many years ago: "and the plural of spouse is spice..."

Sorry. Blame it on my twisted muse.

Anonymous said...

Auntie wants to wish Lon Happy Birthday and have a good day.
It is very hard to believe that you are 61, also your pics in both papers look much younger, Love to you both.

Annie said...

Happy Birthday to Lon and you too Shaddy! How wonderful to read of love that has grown and sustained through the years!

Shaddy said...

Mary Anne: We sure do!

Lia: Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Sharon: Happy Birthday to your husband and grandchild.

Lenore: I love the fabulous wife part!

Gully: Only one spouse, not many spice! I use a variety of names for Lon but that's all the spice I need.

Auntie: I'll pass your compliments to Lon. I'm sure he'll appreciate them.

Annie: Thank you for your wishes and kind comments.