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"Down the Drain With Jane"
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 • Posted September 24, 2008

It’s not every day that one gets to celebrate a child’s 40th surprise birthday party. Of course it’s not easy having everyone tell him he’s, “OVER THE HILL!” Seeing everything in black-with signs that read, “They Shoot Horses Your Age.”

My seven year old grandson Cooper asked his mother, “Why is 40 years old over the hill?” Her explanation of this was, “Most people live to be 80 and 40 is half of 80.” Cooper replied, “O’Papa is really almost down at the bottom of the hill then!”

But, it’s not every day that I get to be with my three boys and this occasion was one. Yes, we took pictures. I’m the fat little lady in the middle of great big boys. But, the gray hair and the fat short body is okay, seeing as how I raised these good looking boys.

Seeing some of their friends was good. Seeing them run after their small little bats was more fun. Paybacks do come and they do get paid! And we, “At the bottom of the hill folks,” really get a chuckle out of this.

Not to worry, I did get some Shopping in. Z, just drove around and sat in the car and waited. He’s not into stuff unless it’s green and yellow “John Deere” STUFF! So, we ALL had a good time seeing Branden turn 40! Hope in four years, I’ll get to see Happy turn 40 and in eight years my baby Brody! The gag gifts that they give to 40 year olds are really nice when you’re 65! Maybe Branden will pass down what he can’t or won’t use to O’papa Z!

P.S. Folks, we all need to take a drive out to the Gooch Cemetery. The old part is in dire need of help. Have some ideas and I’ll be in charge of the disposal of the POINSETTIAS from Christmases past. Honestly, anyone with an idea or willing to help, needs to contact the CEO of the Gooch Cemetery Commmittee.

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