They go a-way back! In fact they were classmates in our little neighbourhood elementary school five decades ago. We dug out an old class photo...grade two. It was not my class...but I could identify the majority of his classmates...since they all lived in my corner of the community.
Yesterday's birthday boy...circled in red...sat next to my hubby (with a dark green halo) in the front row all those many years ago.
Sandra...the girl from across the street...is in the middle row with a magenta halo...and just down the row are Jeannie and Yvonne...the twins from the farm next door. Whatever became of any of them...I have no idea.
But I do know what happened to the guy with glasses in the back row. He took over their family farm...where he still lives...though he retired from dairying long ago. For many years he had the Harley dealership in our town. Now he likes to spend a lot of time on the river...and if you are ever in our area and would like a most excellent guide to take you sturgeon fishing on the Fraser...call Bill. We did!
Oh...and I noticed the photo was taken by Norman Studios...a family tradition in our community since 1948. I'm actually planning to visit Norman's Photographic Studios on the weekend...though it has nothing to do with picture taking...and everything to do with their grounds being part of the 2010 Rotary Garden Tour in our area.
I have it from a good source that the birthday celebration turned out as it should have. The birthday boy showed up at the appointed time...was greeted by 60 Holstein cows on the lawn outside the venue...and many friends from the community dropped by to pass on their good wishes.
Contrary to what I have been saying the past few days...
'Old is good...and always reliable'
...at least when it comes to our trusty vet!
Have a great day...