Like a bunch of our friends with successful, long term marriages, we have been celebrating our very Libra birthdays together, now for 53 years. My dad, after the divorce, took me out to eat at a fancy restaurant and when Rod entered the picture, he got to go, too. The last big one with his second intact family, included our two kids, who both remember the belly dancers, as vividly as I.
Two years ago, for the birthday year that he shares with our great friend from New Zealand, we took a 70th Birthday trip through Colorado and New Mexico, because it was their combined birthday wish to ride both the Durango/Silverton and the the Cumbres & Toltec railroads, in First Class. It was a blast and we are all looking forward to the days when America and Americans are not the Virus Capital, so that we can travel, once again.
Best Friend. Best Dad. Best husband. All around great guy. He has promised to help, when we attempt to do The Zoom thing, on the 16, 17 and 18th, from 10 to 11 am Pacific time, for our West Coast Rhinebeck booth. All of you folk who have been to shows know him so well, so it only seems fitting that we do it together.
Happy Birthday, Rod Souza!