Monday, April 20, 2009

40 years (and pounds) difference

I'm looking forward to my 20th High School Reunion back in Grand Island, New York (Buffalo/Niagara Falls area) this June. Here's some useless trivia about my father and I- Dad graduated in June of 1949 from Grover Cleveland High School in Buffalo. I graduated in June of 1989, almost 40 years to the day after my father, from Grand Island High School.

Dad got married when he was 38, had me when he was 40 and my sister when he was 42. I turn 38 this August, will have been married 16 years and have three kids, the oldest being 10 already. Way ahead of dad. I'm also way ahead of dad in pounds...I noticed he stayed skinny much longer than I.
I have to lose some pounds before that reunion...


Rick Calohan said...

Tony some words from Stuart Smalley

Stuart Smalley V/O: I deserve good things. I am entitled to my share of happiness. I refuse to beat myself up. I am attractive person. I am fun to be with.

Announcer: "Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley". Stuart Smalley is a caring nurturer, a member of several 12-step programs, but not a licensed therapist.

Stuart Smalley: I'm going to do a terrific show today! And I'm gonna help people! Because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and, doggonit, people like me!

• "That's just stinkin' thinkin!"
• "You're should-ing all over yourself."
• "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt!"
• "I am a worthy human being."
• "...and that's...okay."
• "I don't know what I'm doing. They're gonna cancel the show. I'm gonna die homeless and penniless and twenty pounds overweight."

Now God’s Word from the Apostle Paul which I know you are familiar with:

Romans 12:1-2

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Regardless of your weigh in at the time of your Reunion you are still saved by His Grace!

Frontier Forest said...

I assume this was your high school senior pic? Congrat’s, you really haven’t changed, and the extra pounds, just call it “poetry in motion!” Gravity is an ugly but necessary thing. When are you putting in your tomatoes?

Qayaq said...

I have to say you have aged very well you look practically the same as you did in 1949.

Reepicheep said...

You guys crack me up. Good words!

Anonymous said...

Ewes just fluffier Tony. Theres a lot of us around, too.

Zach said...

You're clearly using Oil of Olathe! :)