Steve's 50th Birthday Party
Version 1.0, January 14, 2006Despite being part of the bulge in the demographic python that defines the Baby Boom, I continue to find it hard to believe that I've survived to half a century. Too young to appreciate Elvis (or Woodstock, for that matter) and too old for Vietnam (but old enough to have a draft card), middle boomers have had the benefits of a high standard of living and the detriments of disco. Even though, as Donna Summer so amply put it - we did survive, despite that awful perm phase.
Thanks to my Mom and Dad, and a highly hung over (or still slightly lit) Dr. George Rogers, I ended up as the first baby of 1956 in Winn Parish, Louisiana (there's no truth to the rumor that the second was born in July). With 2006 rolling around, it was only appropriate to have a bit of a party.
With Jayne's always able handling of the logistics, we ended up with a 5 day celebration that included not only a gathering of genetic family for the holidays, but a opportunity for our extended "family" to gather and drink mass quantities of wine. Who could ask for more?
Before going further, a number of thanks are in order:
This party really brought home to me the importance and value of family and friends. Thanks to you all for making this such a special event.
So once again - thanks to everyone!