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Laughing his way through 59 years

Happy birthday to my husband, Basil, 59 years young today, or as I’ve been reminding him, “pushing 60!”

Those of you who know him will agree the world is a better place with him in it for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which is that he keeps us laughing.

Below are just a few of his memorable moments.

Let’s see how much birthday attention we can garner for him!

Join me in wishing him many, many more years by sharing and commenting on this post.

Xronia Polla, Basil!

Basil's first birthday, November 23, 1956.

Basil’s first birthday, November 23, 1956.

 

Basil as a child. Even today I have to work to keep him from wandering off!

Basil as a child. Even today I have to work to keep him from wandering off!

 

 

What can I say? Detail from Basil with Guitar. Sometime in the 1970s.

What can I say? Detail from Basil with Guitar. Sometime in the 1970s.

 

Catherine insists I am embarrassing. Just wait til she wakes up and I show her THIS!!!

Catherine insists I am embarrassing. Just wait til I show her THIS!!!

 

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Engaged.

 

 

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Catherine was Daddy’s girl right from the start!

 

 

Basil and Catherine; Boston, 2009. He insisted it was OK to dip our feet in the public fountain.

Basil and Catherine; Boston, 2009. He insisted it was OK to dip our feet in the public fountain.

 

There are no words for this photo. Except to say I'm glad they got their outfits coordinated.

There are no words for this photo taken while he chaperoned the GHS chorus trip to Disney in 2012. Except to say I’m glad they got their outfits coordinated.

 

 

Trying out some weird head-massage gadget in Brookstone.

Trying out some weird head-massage gadget in Brookstone.

 

Like riding a bike: To the delight of the kids, Basil remembered some chords. Now we've got to get his guitar down so he can jam with James. From left: Lily, who danced to all the music; Basil; James; and Isabelle.

Like riding a bike: To the delight of the kids, Basil remembered some chords. Now we’ve got to get his guitar down so he can jam with James. From left: Lily, who danced to all the music; Basil; James; and Isabelle.

 

I guess it's true? When you say "Budweiser," you've said it all.

I guess it’s true? When you say “Budweiser,” you’ve said it all.

 

Basil, at our New Year's Eve dinner with our friends, The Ritchies, at a Mexican restaurant last night. The four kids liked Mr. Basil's look nearly as much as the grownups did.

Basil, at our 2013 New Year’s Eve dinner with our friends, The Ritchies, at a Mexican restaurant. The four kids liked Mr. Basil’s look nearly as much as the grownups did.

 

Basil and the hula girls following his turn on stage during the dinner cruise night of the Greenwich High choir's recent trip to Honolulu.

Basil and the hula girls following his turn on stage during the dinner cruise night of the Greenwich High choir’s February trip to Honolulu.

 

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Visit to Playland in Rye, NY, this fall.

 

 

We thought this section of Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT, might have been closed to celebrate our wedding  anniversary. Alas, it was for a fashion event that took place while we were eating dinner out. No matter, one of Greenwich's finest was kind enough to snap this shot of us hamming it up.

We thought this section of Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT, might have been closed to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Alas, it was for a fashion event that took place while we were eating dinner out. No matter, one of Greenwich’s finest was kind enough to snap this shot of us hamming it up.

 

A good sport apple picking.

Being sort of a good sport apple picking.

 

... a really good sport!

… a really good sport!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

One thought on “Laughing his way through 59 years

  1. The Happiest of Birthdays to Basil! The pictures are beyond great! 🙂

    Posted by reiadm | November 23, 2014, 5:53 pm

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