Two-score and One For Two



This is the annual "Jay and Todd" birthday week. Our birthdays are exactly 7 days apart. I cannot recall a time when Jay was not a part of my life. We have remained close since 2nd grade in Miss Owens' class at PRMS. We were 7 years old. One of us said something about Star Trek, and we have been pals ever since.

The things we have experienced together would make Moe, Larry and Curly look like gentlemen. Jay was there for the births of all 3 of my children. My son, Cody, was given the middle name of James in honor of my pal. He stood as best man at my first wedding, and I had the honor of officiating his. He attended my second wedding via Tim Hill's cell phone. He spoke at my ministry ordination. I was delighted to be able to celebrate our 40th birthdays last year in Seattle. Bash 41 will be delayed this year, but we will get together at some point.

I have been blessed with many great friends. Some of whom I have known for 20+ years. At the top of the list is my brother Jay.

So, once again, happy birthday, ol' chum. Soon we will hoist a Smithwick's at the Blarney Stone, but until then, I hoist my bottle of water.

Comments

Rick said…
Many happy returns, gentlemen.
Chuck said…
Happy Birthday!
Steve said…
Happy birthday, Todd!
James said…
Ah, yes, another year... Remember the Bat-Birthday and that cake I made? I regret not seeing you on my trip in, but it was ever too brief, with cramming a belated anniversary trip in. We shall indeed make time for a belated toast... I miss you, old friend.
Alan said…
Happy Birthday, boys. And to think that I always thought the Jay and Frog yearly B-day celebration was a gig to get mounds of presents. How wrong I was.

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