Saturday, June 18, 2016

- A new chapter

Retrospective (7/3/2016)

Patch #170 Line 'em up



As we drove into Avon, the James Taylor mix CD began playing Line 'em up, so I snapped a picture of the power poles marching by...



I could perhaps be forgiven for changing the lyrics to "light 'em up" in anticipation of 60 candles, but my family was kind, lighting but one candle per decade.

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If this is what sixty feels like, then I'm totally okay with it.  

Dinner on the Outer Banks with all our kids and grandkids ...


followed by a "This is Your Life" slide show ...


put together by my fellow Gemini (whose birthday was yesterday) ...


After which everyone got commemorative t-shirts ...



to be worn at the end of tomorrow's sunset photo shoot. Accordingly, M and M made sure I'd be appropriately attired ...


And as the moon rose over a restless sea ...


candles were kindled ...


Fortunately, I had lots of help blowing them all out ...


And now the house is finally quiet enough to hear the surf outside, while the moon presides over the end of a perfect day ...


Yep, I think I like 60 just fine!

5 comments:

Susan McQuade said...

Dear Sweet Liz...Birthday Blessings! May this be the beginning of a wonderful year ahead for you and yours. Sue

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

wow, that was an awesome day with your loved ones, happy birthday

Mo Crow said...

Happy Birthday (((Liz))) may you have many more happy returns!

Dana said...

So you and Don have birthdays on consecutive days? So do Mike and I (Feb. 20 and 21). I absolutely love seeing your family gathered around the table in celebration. What could be better? Happy happy birthday and may the good times continue.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you all for the well wishes ... I am fortunate beyond words to tell