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Vespa Bob
01-25-2017, 08:09 AM
Not ukulele, my birthday! It just crept up on me, along with various side effects, but so long as I have my arthritis medication and my Optivisor bi-focals, everything is good, except I'm developing a case of the shakes, especially when trying to accomplish something that takes precision, like applying a small drop of CA onto a pin hole. I'm rock steady until I'm almost there, then my hand shakes so badly that I have to steady it with my other hand! Don't even mention trying to solder two wires together, it's laughable! Fortunately, this doesn't happen all the time, so I guess I'm lucky. I try to remember the three golden rules for seniors: Don't pass by a restroom, never trust a fart and don't waste an erection!

Bob

greenie44
01-25-2017, 08:18 AM
Happiest of birthdays, Bob! I would not be at all surprised if your great attitude has get you in fine fettle until now, and will in the future!

Rrgramps
01-25-2017, 08:35 AM
Happy birthday to ya, Bob. I'm only approaching my 70th (31 Aug), but you're right about it creeping up on us. Tomorrow seems to be here before it gets here. LOL

sukie
01-25-2017, 08:36 AM
Happy Birthday!

DownUpDave
01-25-2017, 08:46 AM
Happy Birthday Bob, wishing you decades of good health. I have always enjoyed your posts and admired your work, very talented. When did you start building ukuleles and did you build any other type of instruments before that.

Doug W
01-25-2017, 01:05 PM
Happy birthday Bob!

So, do you now own or have you ever owned a Vespa?

turtledrum
01-25-2017, 01:07 PM
Dear Dear Bob!

Happy 80th, my dear friend! Wishing you the best of health and happiness in every year to come! Love, Linda :) xxx

SoloRule
01-25-2017, 01:09 PM
Happy 80 years young!
80 is the new 60!
Happy Birthday!

Timbuck
01-25-2017, 01:39 PM
Happy Birthday Bob ...I'm just a couple of years behind you, and I still fancy young good looking women..but ! they don't seam to think much of me..what has Bernie Ecclestone got that I haven't :(. ?

Vespa Bob
01-25-2017, 03:18 PM
Bernie who?
Thanks so much to all of you for your good wishes, it's great to belong to such a friendly group. Turtledrum, thanks for popping in, I hope the little soprano is still holding up!
Doug W, Yes I've owned several Vespas over the years, But for my birthday, my wife bought me a Yamaha SMax, which I'm looking forward to riding in the mountains once this rainy weather comes to an end.
DownUpdave, I've always been an artsy craftsy kind of guy, but developed my woodworking skills building radio control model aircraft for many years. I started building ukuleles about five years ago when I made a cigar box uke just for fun. Thanks again for making my day folks!

Bob

greenie44
01-25-2017, 04:20 PM
Happy Birthday Bob ...I'm just a couple of years behind you, and I still fancy young good looking women..but ! they don't seam to think much of me..what has Bernie Ecclestone got that I haven't :(. ?

I think this one is for you, Tim, Bob and all the rest of us . . .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3czCdN7rJg

Michael Smith
01-25-2017, 05:57 PM
May you live to be 100

sequoia
01-25-2017, 06:37 PM
Don't pass by a restroom, never trust a fart and don't waste an erection! Bob

I've violated all those strictures and I've paid the price. Growing old sucks!!! Basically we are reaching our expiration date. Time to leave planet Earth! Next! Remember, Antonio Strativari built violins into his early 90's and basically they sucked towards the end. The one thing all us old farts can take pleasure in is that all these young people are going to eventually go through the same hideous trial. In that I take a certain pleasure. Time and tide wait for no man. Onward! To oblivion!

Booli
01-25-2017, 10:40 PM
Congrats Bob and Happy Birthday!
http://i.imgur.com/idCNebq.png
Live long and prosper!

phil hague
01-26-2017, 12:12 AM
Have a great birthday! I'm 10 years behind you! The good thing about being older (we are not old) is having the independence to do what we want to do, and , more importantly, not doing what we don't want to do.
Make em keep paying your pension for years longer than you paid into it!.

resoman
01-26-2017, 05:54 AM
Happy birthday VB!
Here's a little video by a wonderful musician named David Miles out of Nova Scotia and I hope you enjoy it. Rotten short commercial at the beginning but you can soon make it go away.
Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o2J9dOwHc8

Wildestcat
01-26-2017, 07:57 AM
Happy birthday Bob. Love the fact you are still riding! 13 years to catch you up, so here's hoping I can still build instruments when I get there.