yeah...tomorrow I turn Fifty.
I figured I might as well own it.
I don't feel fifty.
Half a century old.
I certainly don't feel old.
I have a lot more I want to do in my life....
....with my life.
tonight we are having a 49er forever party....
to celebrate 49er's.
those who came to California for gold,
Sugar Cookie, Little Missy and the Bear Cub.
The last time we were all under the same roof was last year on my birthday. I have spent time with each of them...and all combinations of two of them...and the three of them have been together a couple times...but with their traveling...and my traveling...and school...and work..and all that has transpired....this will be the first time in a year. Let's not do that again.
a portion of the invitation they sent read:
On 24 January 1848, gold was discovered by James Marshall, a foreman building a lumber mill for pioneer John Sutter.
The San Francisco Forty-Niners Football Team was named in homage to the prospectors of the great California Gold Rush of 1849.
This year on the 24th of January, katherine will turn 50 years old. Believe it or not. Please join us in celebrating the last day of katherine's 49th year !
In the spirit of participatory celebration, we would love to see everyone dress in accordance with our "49er Forever" theme (e.g. football, gold miner, red & gold). We won't have a bouncer at the door refusing entrance to those not thematically attired, so please feel free to come "normal" if you prefer.
So... tonight we party. The kids, the folks and a couple dozen close friends. It's also a sorta kinda coming out party for my Mama. (ohhh ahhh)
If you're in the area....please stop by!!