On July 13, 2012, my two daughters surprised me with a big box of wrapped gifts, informing me it was exactly 80 days until my 80th birthday and I would be able to unwrap one gift a day. The gift items would commemorate a year in my life in some way. This is what I received this week.
1968 – A double CD set of favorite songs from 1960s.
1970 – This is something of a tongue-in-cheek gift – a David Cassidy/Partridge Family trading card. Although I was never much of a fan, my daughter who was born in 1970 is and was delighted to find this gift for me. The lyrics to the song are on the back of the card.
1972 – A 1972 edition of Sport Story with Pete Rose on the cover. No one lived in Cincinnati in this era who didn’t know Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose.
All of my posts on this wonderful celebration are listed in Family – My 80th Birthday in my index on the right hand side of the page.