Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that there was a time in the keeper’s life when Jan. 9 marked the birthdays of his late wife Betty, his dog
Doc, and the president of the United States—Richard Nixon.
It was his custom in the past to celebrate these birthdays collectively, and the keeper will be doing a revived version of that today. As he and Phyllis engage in one of their frequent reminiscence sessions, they will raise a glass to all those who once shared their lives, those born on Jan. 9 and on every other day. It is a long and wonderful list and, as it does for everyone, such a “life” list of those who were a part of it, defines the keeper and Phyllis like nothing else ever could.
Happy Birthday to everyone, past and present!