Saturday, March 13, 2010

farmdoc's blog post number 692

I’m in Melbourne – for the first time in four months – to see my darling children and grandchildren, and for some family celebrations. Today I write of one of these celebrations. So there’s no compendium this week.

Last Thursday my dear brother-in-law Jeffrey turned 60. He and my sister Sue have been married for nigh on 40 years. So I’ve known Jeffrey for two thirds of his life. Over the decades I’ve seen him blossom. In all aspects of his life. He’s now a successful lawyer, respected community worker, keen cyclist, and recent Apple Mac convert. Also a life-long observant Jew. And, I’ve seen, a loyal and true friend. But, folks, I reckon above all Jeffrey’s a loving, and loved, member of his nuclear family. And of his wider family too. Never was this more evident than last night when he and Sue hosted a 60th birthday bash. In all 53 people were there – to celebrate not only Jeffrey’s birthday, but also the special place he occupies in each of those 52 other lives. It was a suitably joyful, emotional and often humorous time. Enjoyable. And memorable. There was too much food, of course. But there could never be too much respect shown to this remarkable man. The man who, on the day he and my sister were married, became my dear brother-in-law. Happy birthday, mate.

Finally, as usual in Farmdoc’s Blog each Saturday, I wish you, dear readers, a wonderful week.

3 comments:

Sue said...

Darling Farmdoc,
It was so special to have you Vivi & the kids here last night.
Yes, it was emotional & joyous & all the rest.
It was the celebration that Jeffrey wanted & it was a celebration for all of us.
Thank you for your wonderful words & for being such an important part of our lives.
We love you xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all, good lives all the richer for being shared.
We just did 66th birthday for my husband and two days later celebrated 40 years of marriage.It is a really good feeling to look back over the years together, it went by so fast. Our family was involved too, we are so lucky as we find our children and grandchildren very good company.
Did you notice on Tree Hugger, that the American public is suffering from Issue Fatigue with Climate Change. Sorry this is abit off topic but I just despair about our species sometimes.

Chrows25 aka Leather Woman said...

I don't like being anonymous, I am not sure how that happened,it was Chrows 25 that wrote the above, sorry.