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).