I have 9 old, wrinkly friends, who are retired or semi-retired. Five of them all used to work together and the other four are husbands. They didn't want to lose touch when they retired so they decided to meet and have lunch or dinner when it was their birthdays. However, they got disenchanted with buying a present every time, and decided instead to give a Birthday Bear (thats me.) I get passed from one birthday person to the next each time they meet. The fun part is, that I get to be dressed differently each time, usually to reflect some aspect of the recipient's personality or life.
PS: Two of my wrinklies, Chris and Bob, have gone on a working holiday tour around Australia so they don't celebrate with us very often.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Time flies when you're having fun. Just as I was enjoying going to camera club with Diane it was soon time for me to join Helen in her activities. I wonder what I'll be doing. Ann collected me from Diane's house and dressed me for Helen's birthday.

 Well, Helen goes swimming most mornings to keep fit and healthy, so Ann thought that I would like to go with her. Ann even gave me my own pool to practice in and she gave me a noodle, a towel, a swimming cap, goggles, ear plugs and......

even a nose clip. Wow!!!! I'm so excited. I love swimming especially in the hot weather so I hope summer hurries along. I can't wait to kick along holding the noodle. I could even hit Helen over the head with it, just for fun.

Helen is happy to have me as a swimming companion. 

Helen took us to the Sunnybank Sports Club for lunch. There was plenty of room for me to laze in the pool. We all liked the food it was much better than last time we were there. It was great to have Paul with us this time. He hasn't been well. I will try to make him happy while I'm living at their house.


  1. Aren't you lucky to have so many wrinkly friends! That is a very cool idea - you have beary many Mamas and Papas!

  2. Wow that swimming pool looks beary nice! We sometimes get little wrinkles too if we take a bath for too long! Hehe.