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CONGRADULATION DUE FOR MERELY HAVING MADE IT THIS FAR PAST THE USE BY DATE.

Dateline England .. May 4th 2009

Back in another time almost beyond memory but not quite all the way back, I looked at age 40 as ancient and it was incomprehensible to me that anyone could be that old and still breathe.  Forty?  Come on.  What was there after that age?  Well, 50.  OMG ..50?  Do folks really live that long? Jeez. What the heck next? Oh, just little things like middle age spread and suddenly finding your pant size has ballooned from 36 (how long ago?) to ...
Never mind. I am not gonna say. 
And please let us not even bring up hair loss.  That was the unkindest cut of all.  I miss my hair more then I do my yoot.

But 60 didn’t look so ancient anymore and 40?  Sheesh.  Kids.  At least when you reach 72 which I have done today.

On my mom’s side, grandfather was gone by age 69 I think. Not certain.  Grandmother at 68 and mother about 68 or 69. 

Yeah, I know there are a few geriatric supermen, Jack Lalanne comes to mind and he’s 94. WOW.  But the reason you know about those folks, and how many can you really name? Is because there are so damn few of them.  If they were common, you’d not be able to pick out one name to remember cause then they wouldn’t be outstanding.

So anyway ... never thinking I’d make it this far I woke up surprised this morning and realized I had.  Well past the use by date to be sure, but here.

So as long as I am here let me tell ya there ain’t nothin’ GOLDEN about what some call, the golden years. BS!  They most certainly are not.
Which does not mean I’m ready to jump off the nearest curb, of which there aren’t any to be seen hereabouts anyway.

I went looking for names I might know who were born on this date and at first was disappointed.

For example ....
Audrey Hepburn, Brussels Belg, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady

Oh wonderful.  A liberal’s liberal. Someone who thought the aclu was something worth contributing to. I should alter my birth date to hide that bit of embarrassment.

But then I found ...
Roberta Peters, New York City, operatic soprano, New York Met ... and
Luther Adler, New York City, actor

Now I do know who these were, even if not aware of their politics. I was never an opera fan, don’t even much like their confusing browser.
Luther Adler was a very well know supporting and character actor and a damn good one. He was hardly ever out of work I don’t think.  There were others to be sure.

But then things picked up a bit and didn’t look too bad after all.  Because I found country singer Randy Travis was also born on this date ...
BUT .......The really, really GREAT NEWS is that I share this date with ........

GEORGE WILL .... May 4th, 1941


HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE WILL AND A LOT MORE HAPPY AND HEALTHY ONES TO COME. CHEERS!


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