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October 11, 2005

Happy Birthday to Me


Some things I remember more vividly than others:

I was alive when we landed on the moon--using slide rules.
I possessed 8-tracks and records.
Pong is the coolest thing I've ever seen, still.
Banana seats.
Star Wars.
Close Encounters hand signals.
3 channels, no remote.
Treehouses and forts. No videogames.
Reading Lord of the Rings and Dune.
HBO and MTV premieres.
My Schwinn 10-speed.
Rebuilding and painting bicycles.
Hot Rod subscription.
Model train layout.
Little League baseball.
LaRonica Rose's 8th-grade titties.
Passing notes in church.
Sunday lunch at Dairy Queen.
Ford LTD station wagon.
Long hair.
Ditches and culverts.
Three high schools in four years.
Benjamin air rifle.
97 Rock.
"Wings" haircut.

Posted by tat at October 11, 2005 08:30 AM

We remember too & celebrate this special day with you. It is great to know you had your "bike gifts" accumulated for this day!! I have one more BD gift waiting for you in Kingwood!! I found the item today.

Your life has given us so much to cherish through these thirty eight years. We celebrate you today!!!
May you be richly blessed with many more excellent years

Happy Birhtday,
Mom & Dad

Posted by: Nana T at October 11, 2005 10:37 PM

Happy Birthday D!!

I still remember about this time 18 years ago, on the third floor of Watkins Hall, drinking beer, playing Nintendo, listening to those new things called CDs, talking smack about high school football!!

We've come a long way since then, but it's been a good trip. And, a lot of good things have happened to you on the way: Denise, realizing your calling (teaching), Molly. ...you know, the things that allow you, no matter where you are, to have your feet planted firmly in the ground, and to have hope in your heart. To be able to define and know who you are. That's your real birthday gift. And you get to have it every day...

I just have one comment (I know, a first for me). There is something I don't see on the list: a yellow Ford Currier, lowered, and thumpin...

Happy birthday again, and many more!


Posted by: hareball at October 12, 2005 03:33 AM

Yes, Hareball...the yellow Ford Currier has to be on the list.

Posted by: Nana T at October 12, 2005 02:31 PM

Happy Birthday to the man I am so proud to call my husband and best friend. I can't wait until Molly can read your list. :) love you

Posted by: Denise at October 12, 2005 04:07 PM

nnjnmhmjn,kj gbgy nm

I will translate: I love you Daddy. from Molly

Posted by: Denise at October 12, 2005 04:09 PM

I have to "third" the Ford Currier comment. I didn't remember the name "Currier", but YELLOW is still my favorite color today. Hard to believe it has been 20+ years. ( I'm surprised Bob Seger didn't make the list.)

Posted by: CKT-S at October 14, 2005 12:54 PM