Friday, January 3, 2014

Oh Birthday Boy !!!!!

Today is Ron's birthday.
He will be another year!

Being born this time of year has some advantages and disadvantages, 
Ron has always said.

One can look at it as a continuous 'party'
throughout Christmas and New Year's
or, one can be totally forgotten
in the midst of the hustle and bustle of 'holiday season'.

Since Ron has always maintained the status
of 'introvert', he is more than happy to 
hide his birth day in and amongst
all this hullabaloo.

Until he met me, that is!!

Ron, Alyce and Paulette.

Yesterday we started the celebration
at Estia, a restaurant in Halifax 
we have gotten to appreciate.

With us were friends I have known since
the late 60's.

Paulette and I kinda/sort of dated for a while
till we realized we were more 'just friends' 
than anything else.

Alyce, Paulette's mother, is a Nova Scotian
who moved away to Boston to be with
the man she loved and had a family there
which included Paulette.

Paulette has been living in Ontario, Canada
for the past 40 years and a couple of years ago
we unexpectedly met in a restaurant here in Halifax 
and reconnected.

So back to yesterday's restaurant.....

Since Paulette was leaving today to go back to Toronto,
I thought our get-together at Estia
could be a pre-birthday celebration for Ron.

We had lots of laughs, stories from the past
and more importantly Ron got to know
Paulette and Alyce a little better.

The food was great.
The dessert was brought in with 'sparklers'
to get Ron's birthday off to a good start.

Today a blizzard is hitting us
and we are spending a quite day home on Ron's 
official birth day.

Here is a song that 'rings true' 
around here today.

Happy Birthday Ron!

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