Posts Tagged With: 75th birthday

I Made It In 27,394 Days…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort in Palm Desert, California. I’m scheduled to depart here December 16th.

Today is my 75th birthday. I thought it would be fun looking at how I’ve changed through the years…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

As a new-born…

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Age 1…

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Age 10…

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Age 20…

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Age 30…

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Couldn’t find an age 40 photo. I must have dropped out during that time of life…

Age 50…

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Age 60…

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Ago 70…

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Mary took this photo of me six days ago…

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What a difference 75 years makes! Thankfully I’m a very happy and healthy guy as I step into my 76th year.  🙂

 

Yesterday was a partly sunny day at 66 degrees.  Forecast for today is partly sunny and 72 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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A WHOLE LOT OF HUGGING GOING ON.

P1010997 (Copy)Daughter-in-law Laurie, greeting guests coming to my 75th birthday party. At some point, I think maybe birthdays should be forgotten, but 75 is a milestone of sorts.

P1020006 (Copy)My son Ken meets and greets our  old friends and relatives.

P1020022 (Copy)And then for awhile there was a whole lot of huggin’ goin’ on.P1020104 (Copy).

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P1020051 (Copy)The littlest cousin and the biggest cousin.

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P1020026 (Copy)Since this was an Oktoberfest birthday combo, Laurie got me into a hat.P1020016 (Copy)We all adore Abbie and especially like to try on her hair. She let me borrow it for a few seconds so I could feel young again.

P1020033 (Copy)The wine flowed-

P1020124 (Copy)A taste of what’s to come, passed around. Yum.

P1020151 (Copy)Ninety year old Bill Foster told everyone that he asked the man upstairs to take a couple strokes off his golf game, but he misunderstood and gave him a stroke instead. A lesson in never losing your sense of humor. His wife June is 88 but looks 65.

P1020085 (Copy)My favorite and long time quilting buddy, Kendra.

P1020031 (Copy)I think brother Stew is trying to convince brother Mason to grow a mustache.

P1020082 (Copy)Long time friend, Paul Moller from Calaveras Community TV.

P1020136 (Copy)Jim borrowed Abbie’s air for a mustache-

P1020193 (Copy)-but, then she put him through all of the props.

Anthony,Norma & Abbie

Anthony,Norma & Abbie. Abbie is an organizer like her mom who took all the pictures of my party.

P1020173 (Copy)Then they put me on the hot seat. I said no gifts.

P1020182 (Copy)Mostly jokes, lovely cards and fun.

Tom and Eleanor

Tom and Eleanor. All too soon it was time to call it a day. And, the end of a year.

For more photos, click the link:

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A good time was had by all!

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My Long-Time Friend Makes It to 75!

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. My scheduled departure date is July 24th..

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

My friend of 65 years marked his 75th birthday four days ago. Yesterday Al Penta and I had a celebration meal at our favorite Mexican restaurant here in Monroe where he resides.

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

Being an active bicyclist has kept him in good shape. For 30 years he walked the route of a mailman…

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I had a birthday card made with a photo of Al when he was 10 years old on the front of the card…

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On the back of the card was the other two of the young Three Musketeers who were always seen together as youngsters. I met them both when we were all ten years old at the Liberty Elementary School in Revere, Massachusetts. Then Billy Gallagher…

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and myself…

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Using my computer, I was able to make the above photos from our 5th grade graduation picture. Bill is upper left, Al is lower right and I’m at me…

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Al and I called Bill, who turned 75 this past May 25th, back in New Hampshire during our lunch. In addition to treating him to lunch, I gave him $75 worth of lotto tickets. Good luck, Al!

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Long-time friends are really neat! I’m the younger of the three and will not reach my big 75th until this coming December. Al and I made a date to meet here again in 2040 for the really big 100th birthday. See you then…hopefully!  🙂

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 83 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 88 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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