Happy Labor Thanksgiving Day and… Mon’s 7th and Monta’s 6th Birthday!

You all know it’s a national holiday in Japan today – Labor Thanksgiving Day, which falls one day before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day this year.

But did you also know it’s Mon’s 7th and Monta’s 6th birthday?

Here are their official birthday portraits!

 

Mon actually cooperated and sat still for her photo

Mon actually cooperated and sat still for her photo

 

Mon still cooperating

Mon still cooperating

 

Mon looking regal

Mon looking regal

 

And here's Monta

And here’s Monta

 

One more of Monta

One more of Monta

 

Four of these photos are actually iPhone “live photos” so I turned the last one of Monta into a 10 second YouTube video. It’s the live photo repeating itself 3 times, but cute. There wasn’t much action in the other live photos.

 

Anyway, off to celebrate Mon and Monta’s birthday now!

 

 

Dave’s 97 Birthday!

Yesterday was Dave’s 97th birthday, so we all got together for lunch at Sizzler’s in Shinjuku. Everybody had a great time! There were some friends Dave hadn’t seen in 20 years.

See the video! Look at the photos! Many (many) more photos available upon request.

 

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Happy birthday to me

I wouldn’t mention it except for an interesting numerological point. I was born in ’56 and I’m 56 today. Is there a special name for years like that? If not, let’s create one! When is yours?

Some people experience that year when they are young, and some when they are very old. Somebody born this year would experience it when they are 24 years old.

Oh, and for those who would say I don’t look a day over 55, I am exactly a day over 55.

doug