Between 5 And 8 Years Old


Well, tomorrow, Ronnie turns 58.

Can you believe that?!?

It’s actually not a bad age if you split the numbers in half because I do feel between 5 and 8 years old.

Funny, because when I was a kid and my mother turned 40, she said, “I know I’m 40 years old now, but I still feel like a teenager.”

At the time, I thought, “Hell woman….you’re OLD!” I didn’t know what she meant until I turned 40 and still felt like a teenager myself.

There is a part of us, that no matter how old we get, stills feel like we did when we were a child.

Yes, you do start to notice how your body shifts and changes as you progress in age. Like, the need for reading glasses, or the need to change your diet in some way, or constantly forgetting why you walked into a room because your memory is only working on 1 GB.

These things will inevitably happen to all of us because it’s a natural part of the physical aging process.

Our hair turns gray and thins; we start to notice lines on our face; our breasts deflate and our testicles hang down to our knees.

But do you know how I honestly feel about those things?

I wouldn’t ever want to trade those things to be a youngster again because back then I didn’t know shit. Yes, my skin was tighter and my reading sight might have been better, but getting older has given me a GREATER vision. Not with my eyes, but with my soul.

I also feel like I have more energy, more passion, and more of a sense of playfulness than I did when I was younger.

Additionally, I feel like I know myself better.

I think the important thing when it comes to aging is to embrace the physical process of things we can’t control. And at the same time, never letting go of the child within because that’s what keeps us forever curious, forever growing, and forever young.

Allowing ourselves to graduate in age.

But also allowing space for the child.


Thank you all for being a BIG part of my life. I look forward to spending my 58th year with you...X

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  1. Hey Ron! You and I are about the same age! Well...actually I just turned 54...but close!! I so agree with you about the whole passion thing...Wouldn't it be great if we could have the benefit of all of this wisdom at a younger age! Ah yeah...the good old days! You enjoy yourself on your birthday Ron because YOU deserve it!! Happy, Happy Birthday!! xo
    Jeanne

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  2. Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns for tomorrow my friend - I hope you have a wonderful day!

    I often wish I was 18 again but know what I know now, but that is only because I didn't have any health issues then and was able to dance all night! LOL

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  3. 58, get out! you don't look a day over 8. ha! well i wouldn't want to be too much younger, i like the age i am now. slightly wiser, tho not by much, and i don't feel as old as kids would make me seem. yes anything hoovering around 40 and they think that's ancient. i know i did when i was younger, but now that i've reached 40 and beyond, i feel young as if nothing changed. if it weren't for my broken down body, i'd be outside doing wheelies on my bike right now and running up and down the street. really. :)

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  4. Happy birthday, Ron! I still enjoy my immature side, that's for sure! Have a fantastic day and EAT CAKE!

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  5. Happy happy birthday! I'd love to take you out for lunch, just let me know what days are good for you and what you are hungry for and we'll make it happen!

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  6. Rob LenihanOctober 01, 2012

    Hey, Ron, first of all: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUDDY!!! I wish you nothing but the best on this very special day! You're such a tremendous person with a real zest for life and I'm very happy that I know you--even if it is only in Cyberland.

    Secondly, I really appreciate this post. You make some tremendous insights about aging and "never letting go of the child within because that’s what keeps us forever curious, forever growing, and forever young." That's brilliant! And it sure beats the hell out of whining about getting old!

    Can't thank you enough for this great post. And I want you out there and party you keester off, buddy, because you deserve it! Happy graduation day and may be forever young!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Ron!!!! Oh, man. How much do I love this.... "...but getting older has given me a GREATER vision. Not with my eyes, but with my soul." Wow, so profound you are. I feel perpetually 18! Of course, wish I had the body I had then, but whatever. I'm happy with myself and that's really all that matters.

    Hey, if I was with you, we could toast to your birthday with a teeny tiny glass of wine and then promptly fall asleep. That too comes with age, eh?

    Have a fun day, my friend!

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  8. Happy Birthday to you! You should go celebrate the way someone between 5 and 8 would...getting any ideas?

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  9. The expression 'older and wiser' comes to mind, and how true that is. 58 huh? Dare I work out the difference between you and me...haha. Remind me what it was like to be 58...

    Love your rationalisations, Ron, on all subjects. Long may they continue. Happy birthday, as Jeanne said 'you deserve it'.

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  10. Hey there Jeanne~

    "..Wouldn't it be great if we could have the benefit of all of this wisdom at a younger age!"

    Yup, but I guess that's part of the aging process. The 'life experiences' that eventually bring us to that wisdom.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for birthday wishes, dear lady. Have a spectacular week!

    X to you and the girls!

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  11. Good morning Pearl~

    Thank you :)

    "I often wish I was 18 again but know what I know now, but that is only because I didn't have any health issues then and was able to dance all night! LOL"

    Isn't that the truth? If we only THEN what we know NOW, we could have bi-passed so many frustrations. But hey, I guess that's part of the growth process of aging.

    And m'dear, you still look faaaaaaaaaaabulous! You're such a pretty lady.

    Have a super week and thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  12. Hey there Bijoux~

    Thank you, my friend :)

    "I still enjoy my immature side, that's for sure!"

    Good. For. You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And isn't it something how when we're kids, we were always being told, "Hey...act mature!" But now that we're mature, it's so much fun to act IMMATURE - HA!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and have a terrific week!

    X

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  13. Hey there V-girl~

    Aw...thank you :)

    Sometimes I think I ACT like 8! tee, hee!

    "i know i did when i was younger, but now that i've reached 40 and beyond, i feel young as if nothing changed."

    Yes, that's what I mean.....we feel as if nothing has changed.

    "if it weren't for my broken down body, i'd be outside doing wheelies on my bike right now and running up and down the street. really. :)"

    Aw girl, you're in great shape! You amaze me with your active life; taking care of your daughter, working, and physical exercise. You look faaaaaabulous!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Have a marvi week!

    X

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  14. Hey there Suzi~

    Thank you :)

    "You should go celebrate the way someone between 5 and 8 would...getting any ideas?"

    Yes, I think I'm going spend the day playing with my Barbie Doll; baking a cake in my Easy-Bake Oven - HAHAHAHHAHAHA!

    Much thanks for stopping by! Have a maaaaaaavalous week!

    X,
    The Kid

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  15. Hellooooooooooo Lora~

    Thank you, neighbor! :)

    Yes, that would be AWESOME! I have a very soft work schedule the second week of October (the week of the 7th), so perhaps we can make a plan to meet up for lunch one of those days.

    Let me know what days will work for you via email. The only day I can't is on the 8th because I'm getting together with another friend of mine who is also celebrating her birthday this month.

    Talk to ya later! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

    X

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  16. Hey there Rob~

    Thank you, buddy. Your words touched me deeply. And listen, one of these days, we WILL meet in person either here in Philly or NYC, okay?

    " And it sure beats the hell out of whining about getting old!"

    Is SURE does! And I think you're that way too. In just knowing you these past two years, I've watched you grow, take chances, and stretch yourself. And at they same time, never losing your playful childlike quality because I can feel it in your words within your posts.

    You GO, boy!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Rob. Have an AWESOME week!

    X

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  17. Good morning Valerie~

    " Dare I work out the difference between you and me...haha. Remind me what it was like to be 58..."

    HA! Ya know, even though you and I have never met in person, I have always felt your playfulness, your curiosity, and your zest for life in your posts. You to me are a PERFECT example of what I mean by, "Never losing the child within."

    You're an inspiration!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a FLAWLESS week!

    X

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  18. Hellooooooooooo Kathy~

    "I'm happy with myself and that's really all that matters."

    " I feel perpetually 18!"

    BRAVA!!!!!!! And you're 100% right....that's really all that matters!"

    "Hey, if I was with you, we could toast to your birthday with a teeny tiny glass of wine and then promptly fall asleep. That too comes with age, eh?"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah....we're both PARTY ANIMALS!!!!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl! Have a flawless week!

    X

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  19. Happy Happy Birthday, Ron! Love both the photos of you. How funny you are!

    "but getting older has given me a GREATER vision. Not with my eyes, but with my soul." What wonderful insight! You inspire me as age myself. Gosh, I always think of you as younger than what you are because of the playful way you write.

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow, Ron. Happy Birthday!

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  20. Oh what a wonderful up-coming day tomorrow! The day of YOUR birth. The day our world was blessed with YOU!

    “At the time, I thought, “Hell woman….you’re OLD!”...”

    I think we all felt that way looking at our parents (or any adult!) as youngsters. Now that I’m 47 and my parents are 69 and 70, I think…WOW, WE’RE young! Although my mom and dad ACT younger than me. They are so active—I can’t keep up with them! I adore being around them and watching him too. They give me hope that I’ll have a happy, healthy life when I’m “mature”.

    I wouldn’t want to go back to my twenties or even thirties either, Ron. I look back and think “Shit, girl, you were dumb!” I’m sure I’ll look back on my forties in a similar fashion because, as you said, age gives us greater vision!

    I would like to find a way (besides surgery) to help the sagging and wrinkling, though. I may want to live to be at least one hundred, but that doesn't mean I want to look it! ;-)

    Happy Birthday my dear friend!

    ((YOU))

    P.S. I’m sorry I haven’t been around lately. I missed commenting on a few of your posts :-( I'm so run down. Although I’m taking my vitamins! I just need to find a way to balance what little free time I have right now AND learn how to de-stress. I'm in a constant state of worry right now and it's wearing me down. I have to change that and quick!

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  21. Hola Denise~

    Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes, girl.

    I edited those photos over at PicMonkey last night and had so much fun. I'm literally addicted to that website. I spent over TWO hours there and had to PRY myself away because now they have a whole HALLOWEEN photo editing theme. FUN!

    "Gosh, I always think of you as younger than what you are because of the playful way you write."

    Funny, I had a reader who used to read my blog several years ago, and when she found out I was in my 50's, she said, "I thought you were around my age....I'm in my 20's."

    Bwhahahahahhahaha!

    Thank you for stopping by and have a fantabulous week!

    X,
    The Kid

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  22. sending the happiest birthday wishes to you! I appreciate your essay today so very much. Perhaps it's not so much the birthdays that matter as much as what we do in between the birthdays. Sharing, connecting, learning, creating and caring. Wait --- that all happens here! Happy birthday Ron, I'm forever grateful I met you through the internet. You've enriched my life.

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  23. Hey there Pam!

    Aw, thank you, dear friend :)

    " Now that I’m 47 and my parents are 69 and 70, I think…WOW, WE’RE young! Although my mom and dad ACT younger than me. They are so active—I can’t keep up with them! I adore being around them and watching him too. They give me hope that I’ll have a happy, healthy life when I’m “mature”."

    Isn't it funny how that happens? You don't realize how young you were until you get older - HA! You're parents are a perfect example of what I mean in saying that as I've gotten old, I actually feel MORE energetic. I think the thing about aging too, is that we don't get into the mindset of, "Okay...now I have to retire from life because I'm older." The more active we stay, the more energy we have.

    "I would like to find a way (besides surgery) to help the sagging and wrinkling, though. I may want to live to be at least one hundred, but that doesn't mean I want to look it! ;-)"

    I always say, "I don't want to look younger, I just want to look the best I can for the age that I am."

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a FANTABULOUS week!

    ((((( You )))))

    X

    P.S. Thank you for you thoughtfulness, but no apologies needed. I TOTALLY understand, Pam......X

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  24. Hiya Diane~

    "Perhaps it's not so much the birthdays that matter as much as what we do in between the birthdays. Sharing, connecting, learning, creating and caring."

    OMG...I freakin' looooooooooove that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Spot on, girl!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet words.

    " I'm forever grateful I met you through the internet. You've enriched my life."

    Ditto to you! And one of these days, I know we're gonna meet in person! :)

    Have a super week!

    Much X to you and Cristybella!

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  25. I'm a bit offended here. My testicles do not hang down to my knees!

    They only reach mid-thigh.

    I kid, I kid. And all the physical side effects of aging notwithstanding, I feel younger than ever myself! 43 is the new...I don't know...27?

    Or maybe that's wishful thinking. Whatever the case, happy birthday, Ron!!

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  26. "I'm a bit offended here. My testicles do not hang down to my knees!

    They only reach mid-thigh."

    Bwhahahahahahhaahah! Mark, you're a RIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That's because you're only in your 40's. Every 10 years they drop another 3 inches - HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!

    " And all the physical side effects of aging notwithstanding, I feel younger than ever myself!"

    You're a perfect example of what I mean when I say, "never letting go of the child within because that’s what keeps us forever curious, forever growing, and forever young."

    And you do that, buddy!

    Thanks for stopping and have a faaaaaaaabulous week!

    X to you and Tara!

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  27. Happy B-Day Ron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so grateful you have this blog so I can keep up with you from afar. xoxou

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  28. My mum did and said silly things all her life and I remind myself of her often. I will never stop behaving like a 10 year old and making Mo laugh. I don't care how old I get in years, I will never say goodbye to the child in me :)

    Happy, Happy Birthday Ron!

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  29. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DARLING FRIEND!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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  30. ♫♪Happy Birthday to YOU (and me)
    Happy Birthday to YOU (and me)
    Happy Birthday ♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    Happy Birthday to YoUUUuuuuuUUUUU ♫♪ (and me!) !!!!!

    Yaknow.....I spent a whole lotta time trying to get the privileges of an adult--takin' 'em even. And once I got to 'adulthood', I was 'too cool'. TOO freaking cool to do the fun things. And then.......something happened and I changed my mind.
    Innit just like me to need that 'external something' to get my attention and point out what's probably really, really, REALLY obvious to other people.
    Life's precious and it's SUPPOSE to be FUN.

    I gave up the 'too cool' club and decided **** 'em--I'll be who I was created TO be and celebrate that I get to be on this planet.

    *laughing* And that's pretty much how it's remained for me. I'd hate to have to 'relearn' that lesson--it was painful enough learning it the first time, tyvm.

    You're right....it's cooler to just be where you really ARE--and way funner.

    And you're one of the people on this planet that I know 'gets it'. Ain't about who you know, what you know and whatcha have. It's about being all you ARE and loving.
    You do both really, really well.
    I'm proud to call you friend.
    And I'm proud enough to share my birthday month with ya! LOL

    Bubbles! Sidewalk chalks!! Trolls!! Barbies!!

    ;-)

    Love ya man!
    And thanks for sharing your life with me.
    It's an honour and a privilege.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    ((((((((((((((((((( Ron ))))))))))))))))))))

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  31. Aw.....thank you SO MUCH my fellow-Libra friend!

    (((( YOU ))))))

    I know so many Libras that are having birthdays this month!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

    X ya!

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  32. Hellooooooooooo Laurel!

    OMG....it's such a faaaaaabulous treat to see your comment here!!

    Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!!!!!

    We need to talk on the phone soon, so we can catch up. Sorry I didn't we didn't get together while I was in Florida, but I'll tell you about it when we talk.

    Have a wonderful week. Hope all is well for you!

    X ya!

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  33. Hiya Babs~

    "I will never stop behaving like a 10 year old and making Mo laugh. I don't care how old I get in years, I will never say goodbye to the child in me :)"

    You GO, girl! And that's one of the many things I absolutely LOVE about you AND Mo....your kids, like me!

    Ain't if fun to act silly sometimes?

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Have a super week!

    X to you and Mo!

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  34. *smiling from ear to ear*

    Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooo much for the song, Mel!

    OMG.....I LOVE the little notes. They are sooooooooo CUTE!!!!!

    "Life's precious and it's SUPPOSE to be FUN."

    You are absolutely right! I think sometimes we get so immersed in all the drama of life, we forget have fun and play!

    But not YOU, Mel....you play with bubbles, rubber duckies, sidewalk chalk, and crayons!

    "You're right....it's cooler to just be where you really ARE--and way funner."

    When I was kid, I couldn't wait to get older but never understood why. But I eventually realized it's because as we get older...all the FUN starts!!!!!

    Thank you sooooooooo much for stopping by and for your sweet, sincere, and loving words. They really touched me!

    "Love ya man!
    And thanks for sharing your life with me.
    It's an honour and a privilege."

    Ditto back to YOU!

    "And I'm proud enough to share my birthday month with ya! LOL"

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay LIBRAS!!!!!!!!

    ((((((((((( You ))))))))))))

    X ya bunches!

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  35. Happy Birthday Ron ! :-)

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  36. Thank you, Jaffer!

    And much thanks for stopping by, buddy!

    Have a great week!

    X

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  37. Happy Birthday Ron!!!!!

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  38. Herman TurnipOctober 01, 2012

    "but getting older has given me a GREATER vision. Not with my eyes, but with my soul."

    This, my friend, is an epiphany that many people simply never get, or choose to ignore. Those are the people who walk blindly through life, doing the bare minimum to get through the day. They never look within or without to learn, and in the end learn nothing that life has to teach them.

    And then there's people like you, who get it, are in tune, and strive to understand things greater than themselves. You, my friend, are a rare breed. Congrats!

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  39. Hey TOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks, bro!

    I'll talk to ya sometime tomorrow!

    Tell Mom I said Hi!

    X

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  40. Hey there Herman~

    Thank you, buddy.

    Your words touched me deeply.

    You too are one of those people and I'm proud to know you.

    Thank you for your friendship throughout these past two years. Muchly cherished.

    Have a grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat week!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  41. Happy HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Woo!! You look mahvelous!!! Love the flower and I LOVE what you say. Staying child-like and seeing with your soul. You are wise beyond your years and truly a joyous spirit.

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  42. Happy birthday, Ronnie!!
    Wishing you continued blessings of health and happiness.
    Oh my goodness; are you REALLY 58 today??

    I can search for an old man and despite some "snow" on your beard I can also see a rascal of a kid, laughing about just about everything and anything! With those beautiful big eyes shining with mischief and getting excited.
    Just like a kid.

    How I could have spoiled you today if I was in "the hood"... But, alas I am not there so I will give you a big virtual hug:

    (((((((((((((Ronnie)))))))))))))
    Luv ya tons, dude!!

    Your self portraits were awesome, with the cute little ballons and the graduate's cap. Yello just "pops" on black & white.

    P.S. We got another computer system up and running(we added another "unit" and just put our older screen). Voilà...

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  43. ♫♪Happy Birthday to YOU
    Happy Birthday to YOU
    Happy Birthday ♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    Happy Birthday to YoUUUuuuuuUUUUU ♫♪ !!!!!

    *loud AND off key, of course*

    BRING ON THE CAKE AND BALLOONS!! :-)

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  44. whenpigsflyOctober 02, 2012

    Happy Birthday!!!!!
    I completely agree with you about still feeling so much younger than my age. But, I too would not want to go back. The scary thing is I feel like I'm still learning all these life lessons that I should have figured out years ago. Maybe we all feel that way.
    Can't wait to see you in a few days!

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  45. Dianne WilsonOctober 02, 2012

    Happy Birthday!!!
    from me and Hope

    you look marvelous
    and you are fabulous

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  46. Happy HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Woo!! You look mahvelous!!! Love the flower and I LOVE what you say. Staying child-like and seeing with your soul. You are wise beyond your years and truly a joyous spirit!

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  47. Hey there Jen~

    Thank you.

    "The scary thing is I feel like I'm still learning all these life lessons that I should have figured out years ago. Maybe we all feel that way."

    Yes, I think we all feel that way (I know I do). But as long as we keep learning, that's all that matters :)

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. YES! I can't wait to see you in a few days too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to it!

    X

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  48. Good morning Lady Dianne~

    Aw......thank you :)

    Big HUGS to you and Hope!

    (((((((((((( You & Hope ))))))))))))))

    Mucho thanks for stopping by, dear lady! Have a supa' week!

    X ya's!

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  49. Hellooooooooooo Angelia~

    Thank you :)

    I feel like Peter Pan, when he sings...."I Won't Grow Up!"

    HA!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Angelia. Have a grrrrrrrrreat week!

    X

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  50. Bonjour Barb~

    Yes, can you believe it? 58!!!!!!!!! But not really, I'm only 5 through 8. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    "Your self portraits were awesome, with the cute little ballons and the graduate's cap. Yello just "pops" on black & white."

    Thank you. I edited those over at PicMonkey. I LOVE that website. It's so much FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Much thanks for stopping by, dear friend. And thanks for the virtual hug because I could feel it from Philly!!

    Have a super week!

    X to you and D!

    P.S. so glad to hear you got your computer system up and running. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

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  51. AW...............THANK YOU, MEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You're a sweetheart!

    And you were not off key, you sounded PERFECT. Like an opera singer!

    Thanks for stopping back, dearest lady! Your song made my day!

    (((((( You ))))))

    X ya!

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  52. Hi Ron! Have a happy, wonderful, awesome, amazing, terrific birthday!!! I know you are going to have a fabulous year ahead to look forward to. Can't wait to see new photos and hear your thoughts on assorted things.

    Cheering wildly across the river for you and your big day!
    ENJOY, friend. xoxo

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  53. Hey there Mary~

    Much thanks for stopping by and for you sweet and loving words, dear friend!

    ((((( You ))))))

    Looking forward to many more years of blogging with ya! And one of these days we MUST me in person!

    Have a faaaaaaaabulous week, neighbor from across the river!

    xoxoxox

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  54. Happy Birthday, Ron!!!

    Hope you had a wonderful day! I love your outlook on aging. Great attitude.

    Looking forward to reading more of you this next year!

    Cheers!

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  55. Hiya Matt~

    Thank you, buddy! Yes, I had a grrrrrrrreat day!

    Looking forward to reading more of you this year too!

    Thanks for stopping by and have superb week!

    X

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  56. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!!

    Hey Ron I am with you 100%, I may not like some of the changes that come with growing older but I do appreciate the wisdom especially when it comes to reacting in a situation, or instead of wisdom I wonder if that's just my slow reaction time.

    Anyway back to you, Ron I am proud to call you a friend and hope your Birthday is the greatest.

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  57. Cindy SutherlandOctober 02, 2012

    Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday Dear Ronnnnnnnnnnnn Happy Birthday to you. Hope you have a FANTASTIC day Love ya Your Friend Cindy

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  58. Howdy Jimmy~

    Aw....thanks, buddy!

    "I may not like some of the changes that come with growing older but I do appreciate the wisdom especially when it comes to reacting in a situation, or instead of wisdom I wonder if that's just my slow reaction time."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! No, it's not your slow reaction time, it's your brilliant wisdom and don't ever forget that! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by. And ditto back to you.....

    I am proud to call you a friend!

    Hope you're having a stellar week!

    Much X to you and Miss Cindy!

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  59. *waving*

    Hellooooooooooooooooooooooo Cindy!!!!

    OMG...what a faaaaaaaaaabulous birthday surprise! Great to see ya, girl!!!

    (((((( You ))))))

    Yes, I had a FANTASTIC day :)

    Thanks soooooooooooo much for stopping by!

    X ya!!!!!

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  60. Oh DAMMIT... I MISSED your birthday!!! DAMMIT! Will you forgive me, my dear friend? If I lived near you, I would show up at your home with a homemade cake, a birthday barbie, some new crystal wine glasses and a pair of droopy testicle holders. I would get them at the same place I get my bras for droopy ta-tas! Happy Birthday Ron... and many many more! XXXOOO!

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  61. *waving*

    Helloooooooooo Katherine~

    Oh...no worries, my dear friend, no worries at all. My feelings are that I can celebrate my birthday ALL WEEK, so you're not late at all....you're right on time :)

    "and a pair of droopy testicle holders. I would get them at the same place I get my bras for droopy ta-tas!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahhahahahaha!

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! That made me HOWL!!!!!!!!!! You're a freakin' RIOT, girl!

    Thank you soooooooooooo much for stopping. You're a sweetheart! And I truly wish we DID live closer because I know it would be a TOTAL blast hanging out with you!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week! I'm so enjoying your photos!

    XXXOOO

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  62. I hope all your birthday wishes came true, my friend. I agree with you about age. Life just keeps getting better. Although I have become one of those people who say "Youth is wasted on the young," you couldn't pay me to relive those angst-filled years of trying to figure out who the hell I am again. Besides, we may be getting older, but we'll always be immature. :)

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  63. Hey there Jayne~

    Thank you, my friend :)

    I soooo agree....

    "Life just keeps getting better."

    "Although I have become one of those people who say "Youth is wasted on the young," you couldn't pay me to relive those angst-filled years of trying to figure out who the hell I am again."

    A-MEN!!!!!!!!! When I think back to how confused and angst I was back then, there is no way in hell I would EVER want to go back either.

    "Besides, we may be getting older, but we'll always be immature. :)"

    HA! You said it, Jayne!

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you're having an awesome week!

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  64. Secret AgentwomanOctober 06, 2012

    Here via Bijoux. I have been posting about my birthday, too, having just hit 50. Honestly I have mixed feelings about it - I wouldn't trade, either, but sometimes... Still, I'm glad to be healthy and here, and I do feel extremely grateful for all the experiences I've had so far.

    A belated happy birthday to you!

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  65. Greetings Secret Agent Woman~

    Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by via Bijoux (don't you just love her?). So nice to meet you!

    "I have been posting about my birthday, too, having just hit 50."

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!! Yaaaaaay Libra's!

    " Honestly I have mixed feelings about it - I wouldn't trade, either, but sometimes... Still, I'm glad to be healthy and here, and I do feel extremely grateful for all the experiences I've had so far."

    Yes, that's the thing....you finally get to the point where you just sorta relax into your life; grateful for the experiences, being healthy, and knowing more about yourself.

    You're gonna LOVE your 50's!

    Again, thank you for stopping by. Have a terrific weekend!

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  66. Tara CutlerOctober 08, 2012

    Happy Belated Birfday, Ron!

    I hope your day was as awesome as you are!

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  67. Thank you, Tara!

    (((( You )))))

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