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.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


When it was George's birthday, Mary dressed me as Johnny Appleseed so that I can help George in his veggie patch.

I had my garden clothes on and everything I needed to grow lots of vegetables. I had a shovel, watering can, seeds, fertilizer and seedlings. I also had a photo of me with a huge rock melon (cantaloupe) that I grew.

There was the usual crowd of wrinklies, George, Bill, Paul, Helen, Mary, Diane and Ann. We had lunch at "Cucina of Italy" restaurant. Yummo do I love Italian food? I think my bear ancestors are from Italy. Mamma Mia!

 Bill shared his lasagne with me.

 Diane shared her pasta with me. Yum I was full when I had finished.

George is very happy to have me help in his veggie patch.