Friday, February 02, 2007

I bet he does, too

'Right,' said my father last night after he'd blown out the candles on his 80th birthday cake, 'now I'm striking out for 85.'



5 comments:

lucy tartan said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad.

JahTeh said...

Are you sure about his age, he looks marvellous. And the cake, would that be something in the way of a tiramisu birthday cake?

&Duck said...

I like the way he's chunking his goals. Good to see.

Pavlov's Cat said...

JahTeh, yes, he's definitely 80. I thought that falling off a roof at 67 and landing on the slate path in a graceful three-point crash -- right foot, backside, back of head -- and breaking most of the bones in his right foot and ankle would have turned him into an old man, but it didn't. Don't ask what a 67 year old man was doing on the roof.

The birthday cake was rather charlotte-like, by way of chocolate mousse. (Bought one, alas -- my oven thermostat is all cattywumpus and neither of the sisters Bakes.) I have passed on the bloggy birthday wishes, by which he is intrigued.

elsewhere said...

Hmm, me thinks there is a family resemblance, despite what you say...well, said a couple of posts back.