Monday, November 09, 2015

Happy Birthday Ron!


Me with Mom November 1941

Today, seventy-four years ago, I was born at 9:30 AM, Sunday morning at the Chester Country Hospital in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

What a fabulous life I've had.  Thanks Mom and Pop for bringing me into this world.  

I never thought I would live this long.  

I always thought I would be die in my early sixties.  Most of my friends have already died but I'm still here!  Every day is gravy folks.

I still have a lot of living to do.  I'm glad you're all aboard to share this Journey with me.  

Birthday photo November 9, 1941




34 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Happy Birthday Ron!

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    1. Thank you very much!
      Ron

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  2. Happy Birthday, young fella!!!
    Make sure you keep taking your morning walks...the people who don't exercise and eat right are the ones who die early.

    :-)

    -Andy

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    1. Thanks Andy for your birthday wishes to me. And you're right Andy, those who don't exercise usually die young. In fact, of all of my friends who have died, I don't know one who walked regularly. But my longtime friend Larry (who is the same age as me) walks daily as I do. We plan to live a long time. Walking is especially a good exercise because it keeps the blood in circulation.
      Ron

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  3. Have a fab day Ron!! Love the blog,
    James

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    1. James,
      Good to hear from a new commenter. It always surprises me how many people read my blog when an occasion happens in my life which generates more comments on my blog. Makes me feel good that I have so many nice followers who wish me well.
      Ron

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  4. Wishing you a Fabulous, Wonderful Birthday!!!

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    1. Thanks Mags! Always good to hear from you.

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  5. Anonymous2:09 PM

    Hi Ron,

    Just a note to wish you a great BIG ole Happy Birthday!! I hope it is the best one yet!! Have a great day. Go out and make lots of memories that will last you a lifetime!! Ron, it is not the importance of the number of birthdays you've had, but rather how well you've celebrated them!!

    Ron, I have been reading your Blog for sometime now.....this is the first time that I have left a message. Even though we have never met, we have several things in common. When I was young, in my early 20's, I met my first love and the love of my life in Philly. We were at the DL at lot. I worked for a bank in NY, Long Island for like over 25 years. It was a Trust Company but I worked in Branch Banking. We used to go to PTown each year, just to name a few. I was born in 1942. I keep trying to tie the pieces together if we ever met or knew each other.

    So Ron, have a good one and I really enjoy the work and effort that you put into your Blog.

    Take care and all the best to you and Bill!!!

    Hugggggs,
    Carpe Diem
    Ciao
    Roy In Texas

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    1. Hey Roy, good to hear from you! Ah, the Drury Lane. I was only there a few times but I did meet one (Brad) of the loves of my life there back in 1980. He also broke my heart. He just died a few months ago.
      I plan to write a lot more in my blog about my 74 years. You know, we probably did meet each other. My usual hangout was the 247 Bar on 247 South 17th Street. I also used to hangout at the Westbury Bar at 15th and Spruce and the Allegro, which was right across the street. For many years in the 70's and 80's I visited P-town. No doubt we passed each other in the night (if not more).
      Ron

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  6. Ron,

    And wasn't it a different world when you entered it. We've seen a lot of changes, old friend, so I wonder what we will see yet.

    Lar

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    1. Larry,
      Yes we have seen a lot and I am very fortunate to have shared my life and many memories with you, my good friend. And you're right, we have a lot more memories to share. We're not done yet!
      Ron

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  7. Holly5:21 PM

    Happy, Happy Birthday and here's to many more!!

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    1. Thank you very much Holly!
      Ron

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  8. Happy Birthday Ron !

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  9. Happy birthday, Ron! :)

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  10. Happy wishes for yesterday, Ron (just in case you didn't get one or both of my e-mails). I'd usually say something like "Remember that the best is yet to come" but in your case it's seems that you're living it - and, just as importantly, appreciating it. So here's to your coming up to your 3/4 century - and well beyond. Hope you had a memorably felicitous day.

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    1. Thanks Ray. Always good to hear from you.
      Ray, for all my life I was waiting for "the best to come." And indeed it has come now. I live in a beautiful home, loving spouse and wonderful friends. Never in a million years would I believe that at 74 years old all my dreams would come true at this time of my life. If I should die tomorrow, I will die happy for I have lived a full life.
      Ron

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  11. Happy B Day, Ron! All of my very best wishes and warmest thoughts are being sent your way. This is truly a golden era in your life and I'm delighted that you're enjoying it to the fullest. You have a lot to be thankful for.

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    1. Jon,
      Thank you so much for your birthday wishes. Yes, this is the "golden era" of my life. I am so fortunate because I am enjoying life to the fullest. I am so thankful for my life.
      Ron

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  12. Happy Birthday, Ron. I hope you had a wonderful day on your special day. I do enjoy your postings, tales of your yard, outings with Bill and any news about Pat, so keep up the good work.

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    1. Marie,
      Thank you! Good to hear from another new commenter. I'm so glad you enjoy my postings about my life, Bill and Pat. I am blessed with so much. My dreams have come true.
      Ron

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  13. Happy Birthday! I enjoy hearing of your adventures. May you have many more.

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    1. Happyman,
      Thank you for your birthday wishes. As you know I love writing about my adventures. More to come!
      Ron

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  14. Randy in NEB1:31 PM

    Hi Ron, And Happy Birthday to you! Seventy-four years young, I think everybody is wishing you birthday greetings on Facebook. I guess I'll be the first here. Hope you received my birthday card in time. Thinking of you on your special day. Randy.

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    1. Randy,
      Thank you for your birthday card. And yes, I got it in time. In fact, yours was the first card I got. You're a good friend Randy and I wish you the best always.
      Ron

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  15. Anonymous3:49 PM

    Lurker from NC here Ron, wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Love the new header pic.
    Cheryle B.

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    1. Cheryl (Lurker) (Find a Grave?)
      Thanks Cheryl. Always good to hear from a new commenter. My best to you.
      Ron

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  16. Happy Birthday! Also thank you for your blog I never miss it, and I enjoy it very much. I hope that every day of your life is joyful.

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    1. Ken,
      Thanks you. I'm so glad you enjoy my blog. I haven't been posting as much lately (playing Scrabble on Facebook) but I plan to get back into my regular routine soon. So much going on in my life that I want to share.
      Ron

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  17. Ron So nice to see all these well-wishers sending you the best. And I know you will agree that even though we have to put up with certain ailments and impediments life is wonderful and you make it wonderful for a lot of us. So looking forward to meeting with you down in Philly for a few days for an extended birthday celebration .

    Pat

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  18. where did my birthday greetings go?
    I posted it I swear!
    I said to have the best year yet and I hope you get some... meaning ice cream and cake.

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