Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Cousin



Jacky's 80th Birthday

5am - My oldest and dearest friend!
My Cousin Jacky and I lived across the street from each other when we both were babies. We are 9-months apart in our birthdays. We were both born in the same year, 1937. Jacky in February. Myself in November.

We both attended City Terrace Elementary School together. In the huge field behind Jacky's home in Monterey Park CA, I hunted down my first bird with my Benjamin air rifle. We were around each other at family parties.

In 2008, our long planned for trip to Israel happened. We both travelled all over Israel together. Seeing Israel.  Visiting our Israeli family members.

Today we will be celebrating Jacky's 80th birthday together.

Wow!

 Jacky [17-months]
George [11-months]
1938

8 comments:

  1. Enjoy an awesome birthday party, with your oldest dear friend.

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    1. Dear OAT!

      Thank you sooooo much!

      Tioga George


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  2. George,80,is the new 70. Feliz Cumpleanos to Jacky,I have a cousin named Jackie,77 at this time.

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    1. Hi Cantiero,

      That is a very good thought to send my way! 😎

      Tioga George


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  3. Hi George... Happy Birthday Jacky.
    Well George...My wife and I did it! Today we agreed to sell our Florida home....Which is in an RV resort.
    We bought our lot for our RV in 2000 when we had a Winnebago. Traded up to a Monaco pusher, 40 ft. Kept it after building our double wide 3 years ago.
    And today, following your decision to eventually be at Jojoba, we decided to get back on the road. (OK, we still have our home in Michigan, but we decided to be snowbirds again as RV'ers. Yes, at the ripe age of 78 we will go back on the road for at least 5 months.
    With money not an issue, as our double-wide will likely sell for about $340,000., (no mortgage), we just did not need the house life. The house is 360 sq ft of screened porches, and 1320 sq ft under air. Taxes $2500, insurance $2500 and park fees of another $2500/yr. $7,500. even if we only came down 3 months.
    So George and blog readers, we really believe George is right....On the road again.
    And there is no way to explain this to others.
    God bless you George.

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    1. Hi Ernie,

      You knew what you wanted to do....and you did it!

      It does NOT get better than that!

      Congratulations to you both!

      George



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  4. In the 1938 b/w photo, you are riding in your first little recreational vehicle. Shades of things to come!

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    1. Scott, such a great caption for the picture of George as a baby. You will also note that George is looking down in his new RV trying to figure out how George can build drawers in the available space!

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