Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 5

Today I am years old.

Can you imagine how long I have waited to be able to say that truthfully?

I had my spot for the birthday picture all picked out along US 80 in Montgomery.  But we didn't go anywhere.

Okay, then.  I'll just take my little whistle and blow.

And Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim, and went over Jordan with the king, to conduct him over Jordan.  Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.  And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.  And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?  am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?  Thy servant will go a little way over Jordan with the king: and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward?  Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. -II Samuel 19:31-37a


Jim Grey said...

Such a milestone! I hope you have a happy day and as many more birthdays as you want.

Lin said...

Happy Birthday, my friend!! I am sorry that I am missing the big soiree today, but know that I am there in spirit. Check your p.o. box for a card from us. :)

Here's to 80 more!!

Secondary Roads said...

Happy Birthday old timer. Fortunately, you are in much better shape than was Barzillai the Gileadite. Hope you have the best of days.

vanilla said...

Jim, I thank you for that!

Lin, thank you. I'll eat a bite of cake for you, okay?

Chuck, better shape, perhaps. Thanks to medical science and technology I can eat, I can see the flowers, and I can still hear the voices of the singers! Thank you for the good wishes.

Grace said...

♪♪ Happy Birthday to you, ♪♪
♪♪ Happy Birthday to you, ♪♪
♪♪ Happy Birthday Dear David ♪♪
♪♪ Happy Birthday to youuuu. ♪♪

vanilla said...

Grace, I could hear your melodious voice! Thank you.

KC Bob said...

Happy 80th David! Wish you a blessed day!

vanilla said...

KC Bob, thank you. It was a wonderful day; lots of friends and family dropped by to say "hi" and visit a bit!

Sharkbytes said...

You are surely good for another 10 or so! Keep smiling. Glad you had some visitors. I thought of coming, but just couldn't afford that much gas and time.

vanilla said...

Sharkey, if I keep smiling, I may last another decade, and even if I don't, perhaps I won't annoy people too much. It's a long way from there to here, and your advice is a wonderful present! Thanks.