Bet he’s not expecting this……………

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.

Our Maggie:
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.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Bet he’s not expecting this……………

  1. A beautiful gesture ~ 80 is one of those milestones.

  2. You are very talented in the card making field, so I’m sure he’ll really enjoy the one you sent! I got a bit of smoke in my eye reading about the letter, it was something my mum would do, write the recipient a long letter, adorning the pages with stickers or cut outs of flowers or birds. She also included her original poetry for her special friends. I remember getting a very fat envelope from her on several occasions and still cherish them so much. Your brother is lucky to have such a thoughtful sister!

  3. murisopsis says:

    I bet he does get the reference!

  4. Carol anne says:

    Happy birthday to your bro! I bet he loves the card!

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