No, not me, I am NOT turning sixty this year, but my big brother is, so I thought I would honor his upcoming birthday with this post. You know, instead of trying to find a unique (tacky) “turning 60” or “old fart” birthday present.
My brother is in great company, apparently, 1957 was a great year…do you know who else is turning sixty this year? Lots of celebrities including Steve Harvey, Melanie Griffith, Vanna White, and John’s favorite, Homer Simpson!
After all, 60 is a good chunk of 150; 40 percent, 0.4 or 2/5 of 150 Canadian years to be exact. Any way you look at it, sixty is a lot of years, almost half of Canada’s 150 years!
Canada turned 150 this year and we Canadians are celebrating all year around. I think those turning 60 (or fifty or any other momentous number for that matter) should too. Actually, I think my brother may have started celebrating last winter when he was visiting our sister in Texas, the good Canadian boy that he is.
I hope my brother is not too bothered about turning sixty. I know he has his priorities right, retiring from work recently to spend more time doing the things he loves to do. We are not always sure what those things are, but he does appear to be enjoying himself.
There are lots of good proverbs about turning sixty, so pick one (or three) and run with it…
The other good news I have heard (I don’t really know as I am not there yet) is that sixty is the new forty, at least it will be when I get there!