|Jim and Pat helping Bob in his wheel chair last year at the assisted living facility where he and Jim lived.|
A few days ago, December 10th, would have been my longtime friend Bob's 78th birthday. For over a half a century I always sent a birthday card or took Bob out for lunch or dinner on his birthday. I won't be doing that this year because he died this past year.
Most of my friend's birthdays are in December. My Mother's birthday was December 24th. My former boss and longtime friend Bill P.'s birthday is December 20th. Another longtime friend, Bill B. (I have a lot of "Bill" friends) birthday is also December 24th. My dear neighbor Barbara's birthday is December 9th. My new good friend Pat's birthday is December 29th. And the December birthdays of my friends, former co-workers and relatives goes on. March must of been a very fertile month.
But every year for the rest of my life December 10th will always hold a special time in my life. Bob may be gone but I will always celebrate his birthday in my heart.
Happy birthday Bob.