Granddaughter Brings an Edge ...


It’s my birthday today.

As my family and friends know, I’m not a big birthday guy. This has nothing to do with the annual reminder that more grains of sand in the hourglass have sifted south. Instead, it’s a byproduct of being a closet introvert.

I typically do a good job of sidestepping the concentration of hoopla.

But every once in while something happens on my birthday that’s a keeper.

Which brings me to my granddaughter, Addy Gates (who by the way delivered a performance as Count Dracula on Saturday that channeled the best of Rodney Dangerfield and Anthony Hopkins) .

She has a way with words.

I’ve always enjoyed how she describes herself on her Instagram, which I believe she wrote when she was 10.Addy Gates Instagram captionI haven’t mentioned the typo to her because it’s the bounce in her step that matters.

And she absolutely does love joking around.

A few years back she handcrafted the following birthday card for me.birthday card handwrittenYou can’t make this stuff up.

And yes, I do hope my life “keeps going on.”


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