Thursday, April 23, 2009

So Many Years

Last Friday I turned 50 years young. Sue invited a few of our closest friends over for a little get together, along with the family. We had a fun time. Thanks to everyone that came over. Here is a short recap of the good and bad for each decade:

1950's - I was born and lived in the 50's for less than a year. We lived on Clarendon St. in Woodland Hills. No memories as I was very young when I was born.

1960's - Great childhood. My parents treated me with love and kindness. I started swimming with a team and spent many weekends at swim meets. In Elementary School I started to play the flute. I aslo played on t-ball teams. Great decade.

1970's - mixed events. In the first half of the decade my parents split up and my dad died in 1976. We moved to Granada Hills after AI graduated from El Camino in 1976. Hard times were afloat. I was active in school bands and the ECR swim team. Met a gorgeous blonde in high school and married her in 1979. Drove a hot 1968 Camaro, oh how I wish I still had that car.

1980's - great decade. Focused on raising the family. We lost our first daughter, Robin, during childbirth in 1980. Katy was born in 1981, Brenda in 1982, and Steven in 1985. We moved in to our house in Woodland Hills. No money for the entire decade. Graduated from CSUN with a degree in accounting and became a CPA. Started working with Pacific Theatres in the accounting department.

1990's - good decade. Focused mostly on raising the kids and building a carrier. Still no money. No time for anything. Just work, work, and more work.

2000's - good decade (so far). Changed jobs which was way past overdue. Katy got married and had two kids (so far). Brenda got married. Steven went on a mission. Sue and I went on our first cruise for our 25th anniversary and have been hooked ever since.

So far I have no major regrets in life. Only real regret is staying with my Pacific Theatres job too long. I have three incredible children and two wonderful grandchildren. My wife is the most wonderful, loving, giving, kind, beautiful, thoughtful, caring, fun woman in the world. I have a good job. I feel the love of my Heavenly Father in my life. I am ready to enjoy the next 50 years. My goal is to live long enough to bankrupt the Pacific Theatre's pension fund.

I bestow my love to all my friends and family.



Katy said...

Awe..... happy birthday Dad, again. Love you!

M. Sperber said...

That was an amazingly nice posting. Not sure why your fabulous and charming son-in-law wasn't mentioned! Possibly because I point out things like this:

"No memories as I was very young when I was born."

Really? Great point.

Happy birthday again.