Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I am officially old today.........

Sorry, no art today...... I have to apologize that it has been a while since I posted. I have been so busy with other things in my life that this blog fell off of my list of the important things that I need to do.

Today, I turn 40 and I am now officially old. If I live to be 80 years old, I have now lived half of my life...... pretty depressing, if you look at everything as being half empty........ when I was a kid I sure didn't picture turning 40 years old to be like how I feel right now. I imagined that I would be more "grown up" and having a more "mature" outlook at life. What is weird is that I still feel like I am 18 years old and ready to take on the world..........

Below are some pictures from when I was a baby. My Mother did an excellent job saving all of my baby pictures, cards and clothes for me. I always enjoy looking through all of that stuff. It is interesting to think about what I remember about that stuff. Is what I remember what actually happened? or is what I remember what someone told as I was growing up?

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The card that was attached to my basket in the baby room at the hospital. I really like the illustration on this card. Very well done.

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This photo was taken by the hospital photographer on the day after I was born.

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This picture of the family was taken 9 days after I was born at 1100 South Farifax in Denver. Look at how pretty my Mom is (look at that tan!), and how handsome my Dad is, and how cute my Sister is......... I wonder why I was crying with all of these beautiful people around me....... maybe it was gas......

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I believe that this photo was taken at my Grammy's house in October of 1968. That is my sister I am sitting with. I think this was the last time we actually smiled at each other.... or maybe I am smiling because I had gas...... :)

I guess you are only as old as you feel, and today I sure don't feel like I turned 40....

Happy Birthday to me!!!!




Frank said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Forty isn't even close to old, so it's no surprise you feel the way you do. Tell Akiko hi for me!

Christopher Thornock said...

Congrats and happy birthday! At least I can say I will always be younger than you. (by a WHOLE YEAR)