Timmy Turns 60

4 Mar

This was a big weekend for milestone birthdays.

Friday night we celebrated Geoff Comstock’s fiftieth with a rockin’ house party. Having attended his twenty-first birthday party some years ago I should be in a good position to compare and contrast the events. Unfortunately, what few memories I once possessed of that night have long since been erased. Richele and I enjoyed catching up with old friends while listening to The Grateful Not-to-be-Dead.

Saturday brought an even bigger number – 60. Dr. Tim Goles celebrated the milestone in fine style. He is feeling good about his age since he is now more likely to be released first in a hostage situation. We lavished him with fine gifts including a crown, a cane and an Ensure double chocolate martini kit that included a fiber kicker. The party started early so that everyone could get home in time to watch the Matlock marathon on basic cable.

Little Cheyenne has been a hapless victim to Tim’s “you’ve got a spot” trick too many times to count. She wrote him a poem to mark the occasion:

Sixty for Mr. Goles

Stain? Where? What could it be?

Maybe Mr. Goles is tricking me!

That’s it! He has done it once more.

Couldn’t anyone have warned me about this trick I deplore?

He never fails just for a laugh,

So Mr. Goles, on my behalf–

Thank you for the constant fooling over the years, for if I should look witless, I wish it to be by your ever so clever hand.

Here is to the sixty times you have fooled me and to many more.


Richele joined the creative fray and wrote a complete Haiku series as her gift to Dr. Goles. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Tim Goles is sixty

He’s having a big party

With all his “good” friends”

Tim Goles turns sixty

Who would have ever guessed that?

Billy Poston would

Birthdays might just be a convenient excuse for a party, but parties are great for bringing people together. We are blessed with such great friends – old and new – that make life very special. Happy Birthday to Geoff and Tim. They are two of the best.

One Response to “Timmy Turns 60”

  1. Timmy March 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    ‘Timmy’ is honored to have such talented poetesses composing works on his behalf. Timmy is also grateful to have friends who helpfully point out the benefits of advanced age.

    Women, children, and feeble old men first…

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