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, September 26, 2015


It is Paul's birthday and boy are we glad to see him here. He is very sick with Asbestosis Cancer. He is always having treatment to kill the tumours and the pain. However, when he can he enjoys collecting stamps. So I thought I would bring my stamp collection to share with Paul for his birthday.

 Paul was happy to see my collection but he was also keen to see what was on the menu at the Baan Thai Restaurant in Springwood.

Her are all my wrinkly friends: Bob, Bill, George, Paul, MOI, Helen, Chris, Mary, Ann and Diane took the photo.