As a first quarter boomer, and this being the first quarter and all, sooner or later I had to have another birthday. Turns out it was this weekend. I'm now officially social security age. Woo hoo! However, there are some pluses to all of this. If push comes to shove, I could collect SS now. No plans to do so, however. Next, you get some nifty stuff. My bride got me t-shirt from the Mug-n-Bun drive-in in Indy. It was one of the early drive-ins, a basic root beer stand, kinda a precursor of today's Sonic. My first job was at Mug-n-Bun. Made a whoppin' 75 cents per hour, plus a sandwich and a root beer if you worked about a 4 hour shift or longer. Was a sophomore in HS. Some of you will remember these. I think a large root beer then was maybe a quarter - might have been less. But wait, that's not all. Wore the shirt to a family get together this afternoon with the kids and g'kids - always a good time. Our son had started cooking last night - smoked a pork shoulder and a couple of slabs of ribs. With the potato salad, slaw, beans, etc., it was quite a treat. Some of the best BBQ known to man - and we have pretty good BBQ in Texas. Kids got me a nice little table to put next to my recliner to hold the laptop and all the remotes. Even they think I've got too much stuff just sitting around. Probably right.
Then for dessert, we had the Midnight Delight ice cream cake from Cold Stone. You can read all about it at http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/cakes/signature_cakes.html
It looks kinda like this. I highly recommend getting one. The g'kids ate the little cylindrical chocolate things on top. By the time we finished dessert, they were wearing a significant quantity of the cake, and went directly from dinner to the tub. Also, another nice thing about this time of year here, we were able to have our dinner and dessert out on the deck.
All in all, a terrific day and well worth getting another year older for.