RCA Victor: Belated Happy Birthday!editor
RCA Victor, our resident blogger from the USA, celebrated his 65th birthday on March 4th. Or, rather, he didn’t celebrate it, having been ill for two weeks before, and since. Poor thing. Add to that, the fact that I forgot to send my promised celebratory email, and poor RCA Victor has been having a terrible time, not only coming to terms with his advancing years, but with the fact that Scotland forgot to mark this latest advance.
To make up for my negligence, therefore, I promised to launch a Happy Birthday thread – not to start a new tradition or we’d have no time for discussing anything but how to cope with old(er) age, but since we’re having a quiet few days before the start of Holy Week, we can afford to spend a bit of time reassuring RCA Victor that birthdays are not all bad – just think of the alternative!
We also discussed whether RCA Victor ought to divulge his real identity, and if so, I would publish his photo. RCA Victor suggested the image of Blessed John Ingram instead – can you guess why?
So, again, just a bit of fun with this thread – wishing RCA Victor a very happy – if belated – birthday. After all, about the only thing that comes to “him who waits” – is old age – but RCA Victor is determined to go down fighting…
Any advice you would like to offer RCA Victor will be welcomed by him. I simply want to reassure him that growing old is not all bad. Just think of the reporter who asked a 104-year-old woman what is the best thing about being 104, to which she replied: “no peer pressure”. For myself, all I can say is that the only difference I notice is that my memory is not so good. Also, my memory is not so good…
Many happy returns, RCA Victor!