Archive for January, 2010

My “Forty-errr-th” Birthday at the Senior Center

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
My eggplant Rollatini "birthday" lunch at the senior center.

Eggplant rollatini birthday lunch at the senior center.

Had a birthday lunch today with my Uncle Ed and the “pleasant seniors” at the Mount Pleasant Senior Center. Eggplant Rollatini, pasta, salad, bread and even a cup cake — all for $2.50. Okay, so the food-tray wasn’t exactly dinner at The Four Seasons — but the company was fantastic!

"Birthday" lunch at the senior center with Stella and Inez --- I want to be Inez at 85 --- if I live that long!

Birthday lunch at the senior center with Stella and Inez --- I want to be Inez at 85 --- if I live that long!

I can’t imagine a better way to feel relatively young on one’s “forty-errr-th” birthday, than to spend the day with a group of octogenarians. Okay, I lied. I can imagine a much better way to feel young, but that involves the words “beach” and “boy-toy,” which of course, everyone knows I’m saving for the big “fifty-errr-th” birthday celebration— that is, if I ever decide to have one of those.

I told my Uncle Ed it was my forty-errr-th birthday, and I was going to stay “forty-errr” for a while. Uncle Ed said, “I think you could stick with 39 for a few more years. You can still get away with that, you know.” Uncle Ed’s a sweet-heart to say I could still pass for 39!

Then again, Uncle Ed is 82 years old — and I think anybody under 50 could pass for 39 in his book!

Julie Andrews, wine and crossword puzzles ... these are a few of our favorite things.

Time with Uncle Ed: Julie Andrews songs, wine and crossword puzzles ... these are a few of our favorite things.

Share