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, June 30, 2015


I was so excited when Mary dressed me as a Toll truck driver so that I could be like George before he retired. It is George's birthday celebration and I am going to remind him of the time when he was a truckie.

 Mary gave me a uniform, a clipboard, parcels and a truck. Wow am I thrilled.

 This is like the truck George drove.

 Mary took me to the Fishmonger's Restaurant where I stood proudly waiting to surprise George.

 I even had special work boots.

We had a great lunch and I even got a sip of wine and some chips/fries.

 Mary was the clever one who designed my outfit for today. Now lets go drive a truck!

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