Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Old Fart

Today marks the birthday of my spousal unit who has finally reached the half-century mark. (Don't forget to send in for your AARP card, honey!) We had a family birthday party/pig-out at the local Pizza Ranch.

Happy Birthday Honey Bunny!

After dinner entertainment was provided by my spousal unit, my sister and I--who amused my sister's daughters with stories of bad things we did and trouble we got into when we were younger, with the grandparents nodding their heads and saying, "yup, she did that...."

Why is it that young people think these stories are so entertaining? Is it because we are such model citizens now that they think we weren't capable of doing bad (perhaps even illegal?) stuff in our younger days? At the time, backing into another car with the family vehicle or sleeping on the bathroom floor next to the "throne" after a night of partying didn't seem very funny, but my nieces think it's pretty hilarious and after 30 years, I can finally laugh about it too.

Maybe at the next family gathering we can share stories about the outdoor theater....then again, maybe not!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy birthday to the Spousal Unit. You can tell him that turning 50 doesn't hurt...much.

MOM said...

What outdoor theater stories, like putting you in the trunk so you could get in free, HA-HA-HA, or was it going with boy/girl friends and doing WHAT!!! It is fun for Dad and me to sit and hear these things again, but it seems oh so long ago. You weren't bad just mischievous and teens do what they want. It seemed like we always found out what you did, and besides I always stayed up until you were all at home safe and sound.

Ruth said...

Happy birthday to your young hubby. The other side of 50 hasn't been bad so far ;-)

Meggie said...

Happy Birthday to your spousal unit, Ruth. The other side of 50 isn't bad at all....sure beats the alternative. Pizza is my idea of the perfect birthday party.

Mary C said...

Hey Ruthie - wish your spousal unit a Happy Birthday for me! It sounds like you all like to play "truth or dare" with all those "old" stories of days gone by. ;o)

Maud said...

Happy birthday to your Spousal unit!

Jayne said...

Well now! Your hubby and my sissy share a birthday! Sounds like a fun time was had by all. A happy belated birthday to him!

Mary said...

I really needed to burst into laughter right now. Happy Birthday Old Fart... LOL!

I was an angel growing up. Can you believe it?

Wish him a Happy Birthday from Mary in NC.

Funny, Ruthie!

RuthieJ said...

Hi Lisa,
He's much less worried about it than I am. I know he'll remember this birthday party and blog post and get even with me next year!

Hi Mom,
Yeah, I was always amazed that no matter what we did, you always seemed to find out about it. Some magical mother powers, I guess!

Hi Ruth,
He keeps reminding me that it's just a number. I'm more worried about when I'm actually going to have to start acting more mature! ;-)

Hi Meggie,
You're definitely right about the alternative!!
It was a good birthday/pizza party--I'm not sure I've ever met anyone who doesn't like least in our family.

Hi Mary C & Maud,
I will be sure to relay your birthday wishes to him.

Hi Jayne,
I noticed from your post that your sister has the same birthday date. I found out today that one of my co-workers also shares the birthday. Makes it easy to remember those birthdays of other important people that way....

Hi Mary,
My sissy got him the Old Fart pin to wear (along with some other funny "50" gifts (the singing hamster was a riot).

I'm glad you were an angel growing up! I'm sure my parents wish we were!

I'll share your birthday greetings, too.

Robin (Bumblebee) said...

I'm always late to the party!

Hope you had a good big 5-0 Spousal Unit!

As for the entertaining stories, I suppose it reassures the young-uns that we, at one time, knew how to have fun.

--Robin (Bumblebee)

Jennifer said...

Happy 1/2 century to Spousal Unit. Your entertaining stories story made me laugh, because we do that all the time when my brother and sister and I get together.

It also reminded me of this email I received yesterday:

I took my dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes.
We decided to grab a bite at the food court. I noticed he was watching a teenager sitting next to him. The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors: green, red, orange, and blue. My dad kept staring at him. The teenager would look and find him staring every time.

When the teenager had enough, he sarcastically asked, "What's the matter old man, never done anything wild in your life?"

Knowing my Dad, I quickly swallowed my food so that I would not choke on his response; knowing he would have a good one. And in classic style he did not
bat an eye in his response.

"Got drunk once and had sex with a peacock. I was just wondering if you were my son"

RuthieJ said...

Hi Robin,
That's OK--you're a busy woman!

Yeah, the nieces thought our stories were a hoot, and since our brothers weren't there, we could tell tales on them also!

Hi Jennifer,
Thanks for sharing your story. I was reading it at work and laughed till I cried!! My mom even called me to make sure I had seen it. What a riot--thanks for sharing :-D

Larry said...

Happy Birthday to the "spousal unit" I think I'll wait till I'm fifty before I start talking about my stories.I need to make sure the statute of limitations has passed.

RuthieJ said...

LOL,'re right about that statute of limitations. Even illegal stuff we did 30 years ago is kinda funny now, although sometimes I'm amazed thinking back that I'm even alive today