Today is my Uncle Billy Maxwell’s 88th Birthday.
For my entire life, Billy has been one of those people who automatically brings a smile to my face. A gregarious soul that has seen his share of struggles but always keeps smiling.
With his outgoing personality and southern drawl, a loving “hello pad’ner” greeting, Uncle Billy is full of love.
A few months ago I was sitting in my store when Uncle Billy and his lady friend stopped by for a visit. They had driven almost two hours for a 20 minute visit. I loved every second of it.
Uncle Billy has lived his 88 years to the fullest, I pray he has 88 more to bless those of us who love him.
Uncle Billy has been a constant, a classic, a man of God, Family and Love…… As Time Goes By.
Happy Birthday Uncle Billy and thanks for the joy!
On this date in 1974, the Six Million Dollar Man starring Lee Majors premiered on ABC.
I was 10 and thought it was the coolest show ever! About a man who had been severely injured and “re-built” with mechanical bones, ligaments, organs and muscle to become a super hero who solved crime and threats against the world.
As a child watching the show, I could have never imagined that just a short four decades later we would share the planet with people whose bodies had been rebuilt much like the Six Million Dollar Man.
In the seventies, the thought of artificial limbs that allowed amputees to do the things they do today was unfathomable. Artificial organs, muscle and the advancements of medical technology for these catastrophic injuries was just a dream, today these realities have become standard.
Today, these super heroes walk among us, they accomplish great fetes and they live lives of honor, in the spotlight. Today, these six million dollar men and women show us all what fight and determination epitomize.
They are stronger.
Today is Betty White’s 95th Birthday….. 95.
Betty White has been a constant on some of the funniest shows in television history, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Golden Girls.
Living longer than most of her co-stars she recently recounted her secrets to a long life…..
- Hot Dogs
- French Fries
- About 4 hours of sleep each night
- A sandwich for lunch
- Vodka on the Rocks nightly
Maybe we should all adopt the Betty White aging plan!
Keep kicking Betty White, you make us all smile!