Living Through the Sixties…All Over Again!

In 1960 I turned 10. In 2010, I turned 60.

Living through the 60’s was—I think—the best and worst decade of my life so far. My prayer is that the second time around will be even better…but I sincerely hope not worse!

The fun started on Friday, when “the birthday club” swooped me up for a trip to Grand Haven. Here I am with Cindi (above) and Susan (below)

The girls showered me with gifts. It felt like Christmas.

“Well, you only turn 60 once!” they explained, as they loaded me with extravagant gifts like a sweater, a scarf, etc. etc. Here is one of the gifts: flowers, herbs, and spices to make scented water. How fun…and yummy!

We also enjoyed lunch at “Snug Harbor.” Also fun and yummy! 🙂

Over the weekend, my family really spoiled me. It started with breakfast at Arnie’s with the three youngest (who were the only ones available then)

And then some games of “Pump it Up”

Dan is the reigning champ…I think he got over 1,000,000 points one game. (As a comparison…I’m at maybe 1,600 or something…)

Then…on to putt putt golf

and a walk at Holland State Park

It was a beautiful, but cold and windy day on October 2!

All that fun gave us great appetites, so we ended up with a delicious country-style meal at the Cracker Barrel

which tided us over until Carl and Kathy could make it for tea and cake.

After church on Sunday, I got royally spoiled again with a wonderful dinner and lots of presents and cake. I guess maybe turning 60 isn’t so bad. But still, I pray with the psalmist, Lord—”teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).

6 responses to “Living Through the Sixties…All Over Again!

  1. I’m glad you had such a great start to a new decade. I hope it’s a beautiful one!

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I’m so sorry we couldn’t be there to celebrate you! But we definitely were thinking of you a lot!
    Miss you all!

  3. What a beautiful family. Love your new scarf also!

  4. Happy Birthday Mom! I’m with Jena, I noticed that lovely scarf too!

  5. Cindi Fouch gave me the scarf! Thanks! I’ll tell her you like it.

  6. That certainly was a busy day. How nice that over 50% of the children spent it with you. You also have very nice friends. 60 somehow comes to one as a shock, as one doesn’t really feel so old. It’s good that all are times are in God’s hands. Bless you sister!

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