@Kidsandliz When my former boss turned 60 we had a cake in the conference room (of course it was less than stellar to begin with as he was cutting carbs at the time and this was 25 years ago so no really good options). Anyway, we weren’t even able to get 60 candles on it before it started falling apart.
The ultimate insult was that when he blew them out, the people from the office next door came over because they “smelled smoke and were concerned about a fire.”
@ybmuG Your story reminds me of the birthday card that has a picture of a big flame coming off the earth and has the caption - Your birthday cake as seen from the moon. So did your boss get all the candles out in one breath?
Think of everything you’ve lived through; all the things you’ve witnessed; places you’ve been, experiences, people you’ve met; and then think how damn lucky you are because 50 is so cool… You are a legend now full of so much wisdom.
At a few months short of 70, 50 looks pretty young to me. Happy Quarintine Birthday!
What Fifty Said
by Robert Frost
When I was young my teachers were the old.
I gave up fire for form till I was cold.
I suffered like a metal being cast.
I went to school to age to learn the past.
Now when I am old my teachers are the young.
What can’t be molded must be cracked and sprung.
I strain at lessons fit to start a suture.
I go to school to youth to learn the future.
@mike808 My grandma turns 105 in 8 days. I don’t think a century looks very appealing though I must say. If things hurt now, I can’t even imagine!
Here’s me, my dad and my Grandma last year on her bday
@mike808 Oh my gosh that is amazing. Hope she has a reasonable level of health and vitality for her age. My uncle (who is 98) says he wants to live to 104. Mom says she’s not so sure she’d want that. Of course when I asked her last year how old was old, her response was 104. It used to be she said 90 was old. Of course the 5 year old said 10 was old and he could hardly wait. What is considered old is clearly a moving target.
@moonhat Oops I just noticed I accidentally directed my comment above to mike rather that you. Hit reply to the wrong comment. Sorry about that! Hope your grandma’s birthday will be fantastic and I hope that social distancing doesn’t make her have to celebrate without any family there!
And as someone else said you look younger than your age, as does your grandma and brother.That runs in our family too - looking younger than one’s age. I joke that if dermatologists were right that too much sun ages us prematurely then I should be a wrinkled prune due to all the outdoor stuff I did for a living, working on boats, etc. for years (and with the stupidity of youth I rarely used sun screen - paying for that with basal cell skin cancers). Instead I have barely any wrinkles at all. My mom looks my age and people think I am about 15-20 years younger than I am. Good in job interviews, not so good in a few other contexts.
happy belated 50th! it’s definitely a weird time to be having a (normally) momentous event…hope that you have many more opportunities for celebration out in the world, and that you celebrated this year in the best way possible under the circumstances.