Today is the first day of my 80th year. I could go with the conventional – “79” – but for some reason telling it like it is is more appropriate, at least to me. Today is also the 5 month anniversary of my heart surgery Dec. 4. Life is good – not 100% yet, but getting closer.
Today was generally a quiet day. We spent some time at the marvelous Festival of Nations in St. Paul. Tomorrow is the final day, and I highly recommend attending if you have time on your hands. Here is most of the program booklet: Festival of Nations 2019016
Today is also grandson Parkers 17th birthday. He and I share a birthday. Below is the first “birthday party” for he and I, when he was just weeks old in 2002.
Yes, I’m 17 years older now, and so is Parker, a strapping Junior in high school. Lots of life lived in between then and now. Life is good, even with the bumps in the road.
I close with some thoughts picked up at an exhibit table about Gandhi today. This two page pamphlet is inspiring and informative: Gandhi 150th015.
Best wishes for a good life.