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    I turned 54 this year (I’m at the point now that I have to ask what year is it and subtract to figure out how old I am). I was meeting with a health coach today and at one point she asked me how old I was. I told her and her mouth dropped open. She said, “You’re kidding! I would have guessed you were a lot younger than that!” Made me feel good. I have to thank my dad for my youthful looks. He was the same way. Once he was interviewed for a newspaper article and the person listed him as 35 (he was actually 50 at the time). Congrats on reaching the big 5-0.

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    Happy Birthday Dude & many more!!!
    Hope you enjoy your day at the beach.
    Your girls did a Great job on the montage –
    can never go wrong with Bruce & Stevie!
    I’m planning on Double Nickles before Labor Day.
    This side of The 50 Hill may be bumpier but on the bright side it’s “downhill” from here on out!
    “Lucky I’m sane after all I’ve been through
    (Everybody sing) Dude’s cool (He’s cool)
    I can’t complain but sometimes I still do
    Life’s been good to me so far…
    — “Life’s Been Good” – Joe Walsh

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    Happy Birthday Dude!! Wishing you an amazing year filled with joy and good health : )

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    Fantastic! Happy Birthday Gluten Dude! Hope your day was great!

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    Happy Official Birthday! Funny what you say about the 20 and 30 year olds. Was just thinking of this the other day and how we used to look at people in our age group that don’t party all night any more, are fascinated with weather, and would rather walk in the woods than go to a rave. We thought they were boring and don’t know how to have fun anymore. Ahhh… but grasshopper, the thing is that as you grow and change, your definition of “fun” is redefined and you appreciate different things.

    Fifty?! You are just getting started! Kick some butt! :)

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      Gluten Dude

      Thanks. In my defense, we kept our kids up by partying too loud last weekend ;)

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    Congrats! Welcome to the fifty-something club. It’s a blast.

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    Dick L.

    Happy birthday! Welcome to the world of AARP eligibility. From my perspective at 75, you’re still pretty young. So enjoy your relative youth while you can– it slips away all too fast. (Be ready to see the years slip by at ever-increasing speed.)

    As one of the local radio commentators used to say, “Take it easy, but take it.”

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      Gluten Dude

      Thanks Dick. Believe me…I’ll take it.

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    Gluten FreeK

    Happiest of (belated) birthdays to you! Thank you for sharing the sweet video from your dudettes; what an awesome gift from them.

    As my grandmother used to say: Age is mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter!


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    el Hefe

    It’s your time to do something crazy, Dude. Not pizza crazy, but crazy.

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    Happy Birthday

    The big 50. This is when life starts!

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      Gluten Dude

      That’s what I’m counting on ;)

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    Happy Birthday Gluten Dude!
    Keep on keepin on!
    Wishing you good health and a great year!

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    Happy Birthday!!

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    Betsy in Michigan

    Welcome to the other side – it beats the alternative! (though I am starting to wonder who that woman in the mirror with all those “character lines” and sun spots is!). I enjoyed watching your daughters’ video, since I’m not quite 2 years older than you.


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