Thursday, April 29, 2010
My grandpa quietly turned 89 years young yesterday! I say quietly because he doesn't mention to anyone that it's his birthday. My brother spent all day with him yesterday and didn't even realize it was his birthday.
last night after dinner, my husband and I called my grandpa to wish him "happy birthday" and the first words out of my grandpa's mouth were "thanks, you know I used to love you and now I don't (followed by a little evil chuckle)", of course he was joking.
He quickly reminded me that he doesn't have birthdays. I asked him "why?"
he replied : "Birthdays make you older, I don't feel older, so I don't have them", "can't get older if you don't have birthdays", "age is just a number anyway, it doesn't represent how I feel".
I replied: "I think I'll adopt that philosophy, I don't want to age so I'll stop having birthdays too!"
He replied: " That's right! Don't pay attention to the number!"
By the way, as you can probably tell, my grandpa is a lot younger than his 89 years!