Other Brother is 80 on July 4th. He’s my eldest sibling, with Bro next in line at 78 on July 19th. I shall be getting his card in the post to NZ next week just in case there’s a mail strike and deliveries are delayed. I believe there’s currently a 3 week delay in Australia.
Sis was 70 last year and then there’s me, now 66, bringing up the rear.
Photo Dec 21: modelling the latest hat knitted by my paternal aunt.
I made a card some time ago which I was quite pleased with, nothing really fancy just 80 above an Owl on a leafy background, my thoughts being 80 years of age, he should be pretty wise.
He might, or might not see the reference. As for him being wise? Well, he’s done OK for himself and is enjoying his retirement.
There is an added bonus in the envelope, and as the card is quite fat and would attract the extra postage, I’m making it worth my while and have written him a letter. Not just a single page of my tatty scrawl, but 9 sides of A5 paper, though the writing is big. Most of it is about Maya as the last time we spoke on the phone he seemed surprised we would go for such a big dog and perhaps hadn’t realised that puppies tend to grow.
He’d forgotten Kizzy and the GSD before her belonging to Ex-partner, so I’m not exactly a stranger to the breed, nor puppies for that matter.
Left: first night 11th March 2005 Right: February 2019 just after her 14th birthday
As to whether there will be any celebrations for his milestone birth anniversary is unclear, though I think it is more likely they will go away for a few days as is the norm for special occasions. It was their 35th Wedding Anniversary in May and they went away on a cruise for that.
It was shortly afterwards he rang to ‘check in’ and thank me for their card which they had just received on their return.