Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Birthday


On a very cold winter's night in the tiny town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, a baby boy was born. This does have a familiar 'ring' to it doesn't it?! lol




It was January 3, 1950 and it was well into the evening. His parents were looking forward to their second child and so was his four year old brother.




Three nights previous his parents were celebrating New Year's Eve at the local Lion's Club hoping a little bit of activity (dancing) would 'encourage' him along!




No way! He waited for three more days.........way too cold 'outside' for him.




When he finally arrived, his parents had decided to call him Ronald after Ronald Coleman, the British actor.




Ronald, the baby, would remain in Wolfville for two more years until his father, a Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, was transferred to North Bay, Ontario, Canada. He was training there before going to Korea.





In a very short time Ronald's father was accidentally killed.....it was called a 'flame out'. His plane crashed.





The family moved back to Wolfville to restart their lives. Ronald and his brother grew up there and eventually attended the local university.


And it was there at the university that I happened to meet Ronald.....Ron, my husband.




Today is his birthday and  he probably would have kept it very quiet. No way! What are husbands for anyway?! But to 'spread the word'! lol


I just want to publicly wish Ron a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!!!!! He deserves much more attention than he gets!


He is the most generous person I know and has a wicked sense of humour..........always finds the funny side of life. His father was the same way I hear. It would have been very interesting to have both of them in the same room..........contagious laughter!


Here's to you Ron! Have a great day.



21 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ron!
    I'm sure you've been told,
    You're on the threshold of "Old"!
    Enjoy every day,
    In a wonderful way,
    Despite the Winter's cold!

    Gee, what do you want on the spur of the moment?

    Happy Birthday, Ron, wishing you many more!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Ron -- have a spectacular, wonderful, magical day!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Ron. I hope your day is as wonderful as can be. I'm not even going to try to compete with Sharon's poem.

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  4. Have a great birthday Ron ! great photo`s xxx

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  5. awwww what a beautiful tribute to ron, jim. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RON. you are so handsome, good thing i'm gay.. lmao. have a wonderfulcomfortfoodfilled day. if i lived up there i'd be making you a cake and whilst you were eating it, i would quietly slip sophie out in me pockets and run away together... well, at least to the beach...
    how terribly sad to lose your dad at such an early age, i'm so sorry to hear that.



    hugs to you both!!




    who's a good boy? ....

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  6. Happy Birthday Ron! What a handsome fellow you are!! Wishing you all the best this year and always :)

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  7. Happy Birthday Ron!!!
    I love Birthday posts the best. I also like you in those reading glasses. Works for me!
    I hope this is the best birthday ever for you.
    Take care!
    Your New Friend, m.

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  8. Hope you had a wonderful day! :)

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  9. Awe How gorgeous your man is! Happy Birthday Ron, may you have a 100 more glorious, laughed filled years in which to smile.

    Mal

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  10. Aww Jim, what a lovely post. But hang on a minute... you said that Ron was born in 1950? Surely, that makes him 60? (ssssh, maybe I shouldn't be mentioning it?) There is NO way on earth that he looks 60! You are so lucky to have such a dishy husband, and please give him my MEGA congratulations for his birthday!

    love Annie xxxxx

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  11. What a nice post... I've learned a lot of interesting history on the voice behind the Labradoodle here today, and now what do you have planned for this special occasion? Happy Birthday Ron!!!

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  12. Thanks all for the good b'day wishes for Ron...he has read them all.

    Annie, Ron has had that all his life! Now can you imagine how young he looked when he was 23 years old when we met?! lol

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  13. What a nice post Jim, please pass on my best birthday wishes! I'm sure Ron's birthday has been filled with lots of fun, friends and family, and I hope one of your delicious cakes as well!

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  14. Jim, that was really nice. Happy Birthday to Ron, the youngest 60 year-old ever!

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  15. Happy Birthday Ron. Happy, happy Birthday. You are very handsome and you have kind eyes. Just my kind of person. Wishing you all the best in this new year of life : ) Treasure your days. God bless. Love, Becky

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  16. What a wonderful tribute. Happy birthday Ron. xxxxxxxxx

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  17. Happy birthday, Ron! What a nice birthday post, Jim. Great photos. Ron, you don't look a day over 45. Must be all that good, clean living and fresh sea air. Hope you had a great day!

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  18. Well, I thought it might be inappropriate for me to say what I hottie your husband is, but I see LOTS of people have beat me to it. Happy birthday, Ron!

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  19. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Ron. I am sure your dad is watching over you and is quite proud of the man you have become. May you have many, many more birthdays to celebrate!!!

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  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RON. . on the second day of your New Year. . . All good wishes.

    And JIM, what wonderful photos of your handsome husband. . .and such a nice tribute to him. How blessed you both are!

    ciao ciao ~
    justin

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