On Sunday I was honored by the presence of all my kids and their babes and their kids to help me celebrate a significant birthday, a milestone in my life. I turned over another decade and experienced my 70th birthday. Jesus H. Christ, SEVENTY. That’s a pretty good speed for car or truck but a cautious stepping stone for a human body.
The occasion featured quite a few bottles and samplings of Westvleteren 12 which was purchased at the only time it was made available in the US, 12/12/12. The beer has aged for about 4 1/2 years and the boys and I celebrated the occasion by draining all 10 or 11 bottles, a few ounces at a time. What a great time to experience family and rare beer all in one setting.
For me, I still remain the little kid or teen or young adult in this larger than original, double chinned body. I’ve slowed down over the past few years but I haven’t stopped. I remain lucid and do a challenging crossword puzzle per day, and I’m not even out of breath. I walk a bit… from the truck to the beer store and back to the truck. I am aware of my mortality and I have accepted it. I’ve given instructions to my kids on where all my passwords are and how to disable this website in case of my demise.
May 28th was a great day to be alive. I plan to hopefully remain that way for a few more years.
Thanks a lot for stopping by.