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Family, Marriage

Over the hill, but in our hearts

Happy birthday to my husband, Basil — 57 years young today.

This is how he looked in 1957:

Basil, 18 months.

Readers of this blog know he is a gentle soul, a good sport and basically a simple guy.

You should know he willingly allows me to assail him in this blog, and always with a smile on his face. That alone makes him a keeper, but there is more:

He has a magical ability to make me smile even when I don’t want to. His sense of humor is offbeat, but engaging. Plus, he is generous, rarely angry, never holds a grudge and has enough other winning traits that I can mostly overlook all the ingrained habits that drive me mad. 😉

I am lucky to have him and Catherine is lucky he’s her dad.

He has traditions for most everything, but I must say, I have no idea how we are celebrating today. He has not given us a clue.

As is his cross to bear, having been born so close to Thanksgiving, we will stick a candle in yesterday’s apple pie (just one; 57 might start a fire), but I don’t know what he has in mind for dinner.

All he said last night is, “No more turkey.”

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

Discussion

8 thoughts on “Over the hill, but in our hearts

  1. Happy birthday to Basil, Enjoy the celebration no mater where it takes you!!!

    Posted by Mary | November 24, 2012, 3:07 pm
  2. This is a really sweet post. You paint a picture of a lovely husband. And he is lucky to have you too!

    Posted by Rachel | November 24, 2012, 2:38 pm
  3. I had the same thought, Kathy! He is taller, though. Happy Birthday, Basil. And enjoy whatever it is, other than turkey, you have today!

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | November 23, 2012, 10:22 am
  4. Happy birthday Basil, you haven’t changed since 1957!

    Posted by Kathy | November 23, 2012, 9:01 am

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