An odd day — 16 Comments

  1. Some folk say that 69’s very good, others say it’s simply a matter of taste – whatever, enjoy it, if only because it beats the alternative.

      • Well since I turned 69 a good six weeks ago, I feel sufficiently experienced to pass on some pearls of wisdom.
        It really ain’t no different to being 68, or 67…

  2. A neighbour here. a man who was 6′ 4″ in height and around eighteen stone in weight, was sat on a bar stool when someone had the temerity to point out that he was wearing odd shoes.
    “Yes,” he said, “I have another pair like it at home.”

    • I was quite happy to keep them even if they were odd.  After all, I gave up trying to match socks years ago.  I don’t think anyone ever noticed.

      • See “The Shawshank Redemption”, where an escape plan depends upon no one noticing footwear (about five minutes from the end).

  3. An odd day. I come from an odd family. My parents were born in November. The 5th and the 17th. They were married in May on the 5th. They had 9 children all born on odd numbered days. The oldest girl and the youngest girl were born on the same day nine years apart. The 17th. They had 13 grandchildren of which 11 were born on odd numbered days. Two grandchildren were adopted. 
    I come from an odd family. 

    • Hah!  I haven’t gone into that much detail.  However I can say that I have only ever lived in houses with odd numbers.

  4. Grandad,
    Best wishes a day late – and all the best for the future.
    As Woody Allen said in an interview when asked, “What would you like people to be saying about you a hundred years from now?”
    “I’d like ’em to be saying, ‘Gee, you look good for your age!'”

  5. Belated Happy Birthday. It was my birthday too, I’m a year older than you. Funny how being in my seventies sounds so much older than being 69.

  6. An even more belated Happy Birthday to you too FrankH. I used to think fifty was old until I arrived at my fiftieth. Then it became sixty until I turned sixty. I’m training myself to think of eight as being the benchmark now so it won’t be such a shock next year.

  7. And a Happy Belated Birthday and all the best from me as well. Sorry I’m late. I just can’t seem to on time for anything these days.

    I’ll be 60 next month (yup, still a young’in in comparison?) and exactly what that means I have no idea. Some sort of milestone I suppose but I can’t guess of what.

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