Dear Hawkeye,

Happy birthday in a week! You are living proof that age is just an arbitrary number & an attitude. Good on you! Life should be lived like that, on your own terms.

I’m taking notes here. Seems to me, the way you live is the way that makes you & people around you happy. That’s the best testament to life! I’m going to lift a glass of diet Dr Pepper & toast you tonight — to your health, sir, & many more birthdays with your family, to travel & doing things you enjoy! ✍️🎂🎉🎁✉️📚📓📖✒️⚾️ (And, of course, let’s not forget 🥌 because who doesn’t love the exciting game of curling & men with brooms, eh?)

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.