11/12 – Happy 50th Birthday Summa!

11/12 – Happy 50th Birthday Summa!

Our Blogger, Summa, Scots-born resident of sunny Australia, celebrates his 50th birthday today – in not-so-sunny Glasgow!  He’s up from down under, so to speak, for the next few weeks,

Yesterday, we chatted briefly after Mass.  Mrs Summa warned that the grey hairs would soon show, now that hubby has reached this landmark birthday. She, being a glamorous gal-about-town, isn’t too crazy at the prospect. 

Anyway, we thought we would seek some advice for the Birthday Boy from those older and wiser… Here’s what one Coffin Dodger (below) had to say to mark the occasion…

Not to worry you, Summa, but take a look at the following conversation between 3 ladies overheard talking about how they feel on reaching their 50th year…

The first lady said “There are times I find myself with the milk jug in my hand, and the fridge door open, but I can’t figure out if I was taking it out, putting it back or pouring myself a glass.”

The second lady answered “Yes sometimes I’m at the foot of the stairs and I don’t remember if I was going up or just came down.”

The third friend responded “Well, thankfully I don’t have that yet, knock on wood.” As she knocked on the table, she looked around and said “Oh, someone’s at the door, I’ll get it!”

And finally, from all of us here at Catholic Truth…

Have a wonderful day! 


Comments (15)

  • Athanasius

    Many happy returns, Summa. G’day mate!

    Don’t let anyone mislead you into thinking you’re an old codger at 50. 50 is the prime of life, 51 is when you start going down hill!

    Seriously, you’re only as old as you feel. I wish you a great birthday, and many more of them.

    God bless you and yours.

    December 11, 2017 at 1:04 am
    • Margaret USA


      Thanks for the encouraging words. I hope you post them for my mid-century mark next June. πŸ˜‰

      Summa – Mnohaya i blahaya lita! Many and blessed years! (Slavonic and English respectively)

      And close with no cigar – Ad multos annos!

      Athanasius – the same to you as well.

      Margaret πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

      December 11, 2017 at 2:52 am
      • editor

        Margaret USA,

        Let us know your date of birth – my own birthday is in June so I’m interested to know if we were born on the same day! Then email me a week or so beforehand to remind me and we can have a Happy Birthday thread for you – we’re always in need of some fun and birthday jokes are as good as any!

        December 11, 2017 at 10:43 am
  • Petrus

    Many happy returns, Summa!

    December 11, 2017 at 6:48 am
  • Margaret Mary

    Happy birthday, Summa!

    Love the poll, LOL!

    December 11, 2017 at 9:01 am
  • Josephine

    There’s an old saying that if you haven’t grown up by 50, you don’t have to! LOL!

    Have a great birthday, Summa, and many happy returns.

    December 11, 2017 at 9:04 am
  • Nicky

    Awra best, Summa! A very happy birthday to you, and many more to follow!

    December 11, 2017 at 9:59 am
  • editor


    I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

    I remember my own 50th as if it were (blank) years ago! My family had organised a surprise party for me – which was a shock since I’d been lying about my age for years, so there I was, exposed, big-time, to relatives and friends as a fraud πŸ˜€

    Be reassured that there’s really not a lot of difference as we get older. Most things remain much the same. The only difference I’ve found is that my memory is not so good. And my memory is not so good… πŸ˜€

    A very happy birthday – enjoy every minute!

    December 11, 2017 at 10:38 am
    • Fidelis


      I didn’t know it was OK to lie about our age. I wish I’d known earlier, LOL! Once you hit 40, there doesn’t seem much point!

      December 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm
  • Fidelis

    Happy birthday Summa – I hope you have a fantastic celebratory day!

    As the old joke goes, 50 isn’t so old – just ask anybody who’s 90!

    December 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm
  • Summa

    Thank you everyone for your kind wishes. Ed, ye canny take you anywhere!
    Just back from a tour of Celtic Park with the family. Paradise on earth.
    I’ll dae my very best no tae get blootered tonight πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    December 11, 2017 at 4:01 pm
    • Michaela


      Don’t get blootered! That always ends badly! Just enjoy a couple of drinks, like the man who walked into a bar with a roll of tarmac under his arm and says: “Pint please, and one for the road.” LOL!

      Wishing you a very happy birthday, today, and many happy returns.

      December 11, 2017 at 4:32 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    A happy Birthday, Summa and may you have many more.

    December 11, 2017 at 4:16 pm
  • Lily


    I wish you every joy today, on your 50th birthday. Hope it’s turning out to be worth waiting for, LOL!

    I would love to know who the people are who voted that it’s better to be “under the hill” than “over the hill”. The poll is showing almost 10% of people who voted that. Weirdos!

    December 11, 2017 at 7:16 pm
  • editor

    Well, Summa, now that it’s all over and the reality is hitting you right between glasses of champagne… I can guess (as one who is completely opposed to birthdays) how you must be feeling…


    I’ll close this thread now, with thanks to all who offered their good wishes for a very happy birthday.

    And a final word to Summa… Enjoy the next 50!

    December 12, 2017 at 12:08 am

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