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54th Birthday Celebration






Well, my 54th birthday celebration is 'in the books'. My sweet, adorable, compassionate, beautiful wife took me out for dinner, on Tuesday evening, August 2.


About 16 miles from where I live is a place called Shady Maple Smorgasbord. On your birthday, they 'give' you a FREE meal. They have a breakfast, a lunch or a dinner smorgasbord. The dinner smorgasbord is a 'special' each night. Tuesday's special is Assorted Seafood. We could choose from: steamed clams, steamed mussels, peel-'n-eat shrimp (hot or cold), cajun catfish, salmon, tilapia, haddock, crab cakes, 'battered' shrimp, seafood alfredo, oyster stew, clam strips, sea scallops, crab-stuffed mushrooms, PLUS you could get mashed potatoes, sliced ham, sauerkraut, pork, french fries, several choices of vegetables. There were 8 varieties of homemade rolls and breads. Desserts were a wide choice - 10 cold desserts, 3 hot desserts, 8 pie choices, 6 cake choices, plus a make-your-own-sundae-bar. Plus a wide variety of beverages. Total price - $19.94 with tax.


However, the evening wasn't without incidence. I use a cane, when I walk long distance, or if it will be an event that involves 'groups' of people. I had to go to the restroom. I opened the restroom door, using my cane 'to hold' the door open. Iwalked in and took four steps. SPLAT !!!!!!!!!! I go 'crashing' to the floor. Four 'dimwits' just looked at me, and side-stepped me, before leaving the area. Three gentlemen 'helped' me up, and another gentleman 'showed' me something and said "Does this belong to you"? Here, when I 'used' my cane to 'hold' the door open, my cane stopper came off, making my cane 'skidable'. I survived, and yes, I made it to the 'throne' without an 'accident'. And no, I wasn't hurt. I was smart enough to 'fall on my left side, which is numb and has no feeling.


Oh to have a 'memorable 54th birthday. But one thing good came from this experience ................................



I could write a 'blog' and get me off of page 2.







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Sounds like a nice place to eat! Sorry that you had to fall but it's got to be some comfort to know that the cane tip probably caused it and there was help near by.



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Definitely sounds like my idea of a great place! Sorry about the incident but glad all is well. As for the 3 who passed you by --- what idiots!
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Glad you had a great time and what a night seafood.......

sorry you landed on your tushy, glad someone had the sense to help you up and find the tip ofyour cane.....



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