1. 1.
    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    "the peripatetic nature of military life"
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, traveling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant,migratory, unsettled
    "I could never get used to her peripatetic lifestyle"
  2. 2.
  1. 1.
    a person who travels from place to place.
  2. 2.
    an Aristotelian philosopher.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, Secret Aging Man!

An Ode to the "Old-But-Young-At-Heart" Chap
from Daughter (photos c.1994)

You're a jolly good fellow, Daddy-O!!
You deserve the best
Oh, don't you know?
You may think your life
Has been misspent,
But there you're wrong.
You did your best,
And with good intent.
Don't let the past be a bully
Who taunts and beats at you.
But, instead, stand up for yourself--
You're still strong at 52!
I want you to know
How proud I am
Of who you are
And what you've done!
You haven't lost anything at all--
You've already won!
You have a family
That loves you
And a God who provides.
We're the rocks
That stand firm with you
Even in the highest of tides.
So, just remember,
You're admired and loved
More than you know.
You may be old,
But you're young at heart...
As the "old" saying goes.


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  1. Happy birthday!!! Not sure that the old-but-young-at-heart quite applies. From my perspective he ain't so old:)

  2. Yo there missy. Dad Aint OLD, well yet anyway. :)I give my permission to call him old when he hits 80! See, I am not too far behind his aging process so I can scold you ole young one. hee hee...

    Happy Birthday to Sam and many more to come...

    A wonderful poem from your daughter to make you proud...

  3. Happy birthday ... enjoy the weekend!

  4. Oh LOL! SAM is the same age as me now! I turned 52 last October. Such joy and happiness in regards to getting older!!! Yeeee-haw!!! Give him my best birthday wishes!!!! Oh and let him know that my daughter is taking Geology in college, and she did all kinds of tests on the rocks he had previously sent me, and determined what all but a few were... all on her own! That was fun!

  5. I really enjoyed your wonderful blog about our beloved Florida.
    Linda Blondheim

  6. Happy Birthday, SAM! May more and more happiness fill your lives.

  7. It is always a celebration when someone else is getting older...
    Happy birthday, SAM! Your daughter thinks very highly of you, it shows in this lovely poem

  8. Awww, that's lovely! Happy Birthday and I loved that poem!

  9. I think I lost my comment.. A very Happy Birthday.....Michelle

  10. Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. This was a special one - in addition to all the normal presents, good wishes, and cherished time with family, my not-yet 3 years old grandson called me to wish "Jampa" a happy birthday. He even sang the entire chorus of the "Happy Birthday" song, as clear as a bell!

  11. Loved the poem! Happy belated birthday!

  12. A very belated Happy Birthday to SAM! Believe me, 52 is not that old:)

  13. Left an award over at Inkpots N' Quills for you. Check it out>

  14. Happy birthday SAM!!

    Love that bathing suit and disclaimers are VERY IMPORTANT!!

    (Any luck with the house and job?? DH finally got his, now we're getting Dear Boy taken care of. It's finally all come around like we knew it would.)

  15. Paula,
    The new job in Tally is great. My Division workers are party animals! We had two celebration breakfast bashes in the past two months, and I was man of honor (among others) at both. The first one for the new guy on the block and the second go around (today) for people with birthdays in February. I think I have found my place in the sun!

    The house hunting shows promise, but we still own the place in Pace and looking for something in Tally. I am confident things will work out fine on that front. Thanks for asking!

  16. Like those photographs especially the second one.

  17. Loving, humorous and so special. Happy Belated BD to your SAM!