"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" ~ Satchel Paige
To the right on this blog you will notice Les' countdown to his State Pension has wound down to all zeroes! Today Les is 65 years young.
Five year old Les with his dad. This picture was taken at a pub alongside the Thames on Kew Bridge.
We started our day with coffee, tea, and birthday cards. Les opened his present while we listened to classic Beatles tunes. At his request a deluxe carrot cake was made with an addition of rum soaked sultanas and pecan bits, frosted with a delicate layer of cream cheese icing.
And amazingly enough although Les does not like Chinese food, he loves my homemade Chicken Chow Mein and requested it for his birthday dinner.
For a tour of Les' childhood in Paddington, London you can visit an earlier blog post dated Saturday, December 19, 2009. Happy birthday my best beloved. It is lovely to share this day--and this life with you!