Sunday, March 7, 2010


The Golden Gate Bridge with Happy 80th Birthday Lloyd

It's official. My husband's 80th birthday was Friday. I provided cake for the residents and staff of Golden Living. The Golden Gate Bridge is Lloyd's favorite spot. In 1977 he successfully jumped from the south end of the bridge.*


Cyb, Claudia and I went in together to buy him an MP3 player with headphones and a lanyard. (I engraved his name in several places on the case and headphones and stitched his name to the lanyard.)

Claudia and Mitchell

Claudia brought her son Mitchell with her from Arkansas. On being asked, Lloyd told her that he was sixteen.

Staff put the MP3 player in his bed table at night, so I got it out for him both yesterday and today. He enjoys the music I loaded. I'm going to have to find more 50s and 60s jazz for him.

The word of the day for March 7, 2010 is "ancient" -

Pronunciation: \ˈān(t)-shənt, ˈāŋ(k)-shənt\

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English ancien, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *anteanus, from Latin ante before — more at ante-

Date: 14th century

1 : having had an existence of many years
2 : of or relating to a remote period, to a time early in history, or to those living in such a period or time; especially :
of or relating to the historical period beginning with the earliest known civilizations and extending to the fall of the western Roman Empire in a.d. 476
3 : having the qualities of age or long existence: as a : venerable b : old-fashioned, antique

Our quote for the day is from Thomas Fuller (1608–1661), Of Marriage.:

They that marry ancient people, merely in expectation to
bury them, hang themselves in hope that one will come and cut the



*No big deal - he only jumped from the bridge walkway to the approach walkway!


  1. I'm glad you gave an explanation at the bottom of your entry Jan. Phew! I thought he really did jump from the highest point. lol
    Happy Birthday to Lloyd. How lovely tha you were all able to gather around him on this special occasion for him.
    I remember when I was sixteen.. not a bad place to be actually. Starting out on life.
    God bless him.
    Jeanie xxxx

  2. what joy to find at long last some words from you. Glad that you are ok...well hope you are. It was lovely that you were all able to go visit Lloyd for his 80th. Bless him...I do hope the staff will continue to make sure his new MP3 player is on and that he is able to use it..
    Love Sybil xx


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