Family Album: He’s Going 70 in a 60 Zone.

It’s taken three months of celebrating to convince us all (especially him!) that the CE is really, truly 70 years old. Everyone knows he is a stubborn cuss, but who else gets away with refusing to age?

Here he is back in the day…


And more recently. Different bench, same handsome guy. (But still refusing to ask for directions.) Doesn’t look a day over 60.


Yesterday we interrupted Christmas briefly to throw a birthday party for him. Lots of happy tears as Tina rolled the amazing video she created in his honor. “It’s eighteen minutes long,” she said, “but it takes awhile to cover seventy years!” We’re already hearing Oscars buzz, and there’s a rumor that Aerosmith will appear to do a live performance of the soundtrack.

Truly amazing how the years fly by…



Didn’t have a chance to get many photos but so glad to have proof that all four kids and five grandkids were in attendance:



Many thanks to all who came from near and far to help celebrate!


And happy, happy 70th, dear CE and love of my life. xoxo



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Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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4 Responses to Family Album: He’s Going 70 in a 60 Zone.

  1. dizzyguy says:

    So wonderful to have all the dear ones present at one time. Overwhelming to consider all of the years and memories recalled at the luncheon. The testimonials were so meaningful to me; a heartfelt thank you to everyone who stood up and spoke. The video was just astounding, the hours and hours of work it must have taken – I cannot thank you all enough. And a special thanks to our intrepid ringmaster, the CCL, who made sure that all details were just perfect (amazing cake, wonderful room decorations, entertainment, etc.) Thank you, everyone, I was so very honored!!

  2. Jean Gutsche says:

    What a beautiful, precious celebration for a truly amazing man.

  3. Katherine says:

    Happy belated! So glad the CE was feted in fine form as he is most deserving of all that love and those accolades. Beautiful family (and AMAZING cake!!!)

  4. tdevir says:

    Such a wonderful afternoon celebrating Dad. Truly enjoyed making the video and collecting old photos and videos of him in all different stages of life. It was a gift for me as well as him. Love you, Dad!

    And I’d like to give a quick shout-out to the polloplayer blog for providing so many photos for Dad’s video and for serving as a beautiful family journal for us to all look back upon for years to come. ❤

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