Today is Birdman’s milestone birthday. Making it to 50 with all your limbs intact HAS to be a milestone, right? We’re both a little worse for the wear, but despite all the groaning and moaning, we manage to get out of bed in the morning.
Some of the other things that have happened on this date?
*1653 Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
*1689 The Convention Parliament passes the Declaration of Right into the Bill of Rights.
*1707 Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji.
*1773 The Boston Tea Party happens.
*1850 The First of the Canterbury Pilgrims lands at Lyttelton, New Zealand.
I also found these appropriate quotes.
|50 years: here’s a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you, and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren’t doing what you love, then what’s the point? ~ Jim Carrey|
|I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming… suddenly you find – at the age of 50, say – that a whole new life has opened before you. ~ Agatha Christie|
|After a man is 50, you can fool him by saying he is smart, but you can’t fool him by saying he’s pretty. ~ E.W. House|
Happy birthday, Birdman. May you have another 50 years, and may it be easier to get out of bed for them…..