At different times and through different venues, I met three different friends. These three friends, WB, M and Keith, met each other at T’s and my reception last September. It was there that I pointed out that their birthdays are, respectively, July 28th, 29th and 30th.
This year, they all turn 35. The old biddy of the bunch, I turned 35 a month ago. Please pass me my walker.
In honor of this cosmic event, this alignment of Leos, this natal hat trick, I suggested a get-together. Keith generously agreed to host the shindig at his family’s cabin-on-the-lake.
Allow me to introduce the cast of characters:
Leo #1, our lakeside philosopher and expert fisherman, WB.
Leo #2, one of my besties since the day we met on the tire swing in 5th grade, M.
Actually, that’s not M, but she did take the picture. I was told that the caveat to putting M in my blog was that I use only flattering photos. The problem with this is, M was our primary photographer, so she is in very few pictures. And the ones she is in…well, let’s blame it on poor lighting.
The truth is that M is very beautiful. Let’s borrow this photo from the reception, shall we?
She is also very wacky. Here is one of my favorite pictures from the reception:
Most of us were trying to get my dad, who has Parkinson’s disease, back into his wheelchair. I have no idea what M is doing. I do know that there are several instances during our long history together when she has made me laugh so hard that I peed my pants. Fortunately, this was not one of those times.
Also, her husband is very good looking:
Here is their son, Little L:
And finally, Leo #3, our host, Keith.
Oh yeah, and of course, Owen. Owen thoroughly enjoyed himself at The Cabin.
In fact, a great time was had by all.
We ate Leo cake.
I wanted to make the lion cake with a small growth on the side and call it “Leo cake with Cancer” so that I could have a share in it (I’m a Cancer). But I decided that was too gross.
So, we just had a regular Leo cake.
Happy birthday, to my pride of Leos! Hope 35 is the best year yet.