Happy birthday, Birdman

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?

*1497 Vasco de Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope.

*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…..

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About Natalie R. Collins

Natalie has more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading and design experience. She has written 20 books (and counting), has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, and as an investigative journalist, editor, and proofreader. She embraces her gypsy-heart and is following her new free-thinking journey through life. Follow her as she starts over and learns a bunch of life's lessons--some the hard way.
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2 Responses to Happy birthday, Birdman

  1. Todd D says:

    Wishing Birdman a fabulous day!

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  2. birdman says:

    Thanks, has been a wonderful day so far…after my massage, I don’t feel any older.
    Now out to dinner with my lovely wife.

    Like

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