I love my birthday, and try to celebrate it with gusto. It’s the one day in each year which I can claim as a “me-day”.
I was born on 26th May 1944. I am a “Gemini”, and indeed I have a twin sister.
26th May is also the “Saints’ Day” for Augustine of Canterbury, the first ever Archbishop of Canterbury.
One time, maybe 20 years ago, I happened to be in Canterbury, U.K. on 26th May. It was cool to be able to attend an early morning Eucharist that day at Canterbury Cathedral. It was celebrated in a Chapel in the under croft of the Cathedral.
What fun it was to be in that venerable Cathedral on my birthday, and for an Eucharist which commemorated St. Augustine.
I have celebrated my birthday so very well this year.
Thursday 24th saw me at a local restaurant with some of my gay buddies. A feisty and well loved waitress (Kay) bought out a nice slice of cheese-cake avec candle after dinner for my pleasure.
Friday 25th I had a few friends chez moi for drinks and nibbles.
Saturday 26th my friends Ben and Bob hosted a wee celebration for me.
Monday 28th (Memorial Day in these United States) will see me at the home of my SRQ friends Jack and Donna for a bit of lunch to close my birthday celebrations (for this year!).
For once I am glad for Facebook’s timeline. It made me so very grateful to read so very many birthday greetings from Facebook friends. Thank you.
If “God spares me” I’ll reach soixante-neuf in 2013. I can’t wait!