There are 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day this year in the United States. Last Saturday I was one of the 10,000 for that day. My plan was to just let the day sort of slide by quietly. Doc and I have a trip to Lake Tahoe planned later in the month and my family would do a picnic for our July birthdays when the kids are all done with baseball. That seemed like plenty of celebrating to me. Doc insisted that we at least needed to go out to dinner and said that he had invited our friends Martin and Debbie to go with us. I said that was fine and told him to decide with them where they wanted to go. When we got to the restaurant, instead of leading us to a table the hostess walked through the restaurant and opened the door to a private room in the back that was filled with my family and friends. I couldn't have been more surprised....shocked would be a better description. My kids kept saying "it was all, Doc, it was all Doc", like I would "blame" them for changing my quiet birthday plan. It was all nothing but fun.
This is me in the middle with my friends Ellie (left) and Patty (right). Ellie provided the beautiful red feather boa. Patty's contribution was a bra with cups that hung to my waist that I didn't get a picture of. She will get it back for her 65th next year.
There is nothing better for me than getting together will all my kids.
The party was wonderful and one of the best parts for me was seeing how pleased Doc was with himself about planning it and pulling off the surprise.