Letter to my Friend
You were born a long time ago. In fact in the year of your birth Warren G. Harding was elected president in a landslide. It was also the year when the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a best of nine game series in the World Series. That year an editorial in the New York Times written that year reported that rockets could never fly.
Happy ninety fifth birthday!
Even though you are older than pop up toasters and “talkie” movies you have been a blessing to us. Your joy in living is infectious. (Did I mention that you are older than the discovery of penicillin?) We feel honored to call you friend. You and your wife enhance our lives.
Census data reveals that each year there are very few deaths of people ninety-five and older. We hope that you will live at least ninety-five years more even though we do not expect to be around by then.