Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mistah Schleckah, XLVI

My little friend Mistah Schleckah is 46 today.

Happy Birthday, Mistah!

Let's take a quick, abbreviated look at Mistah's life, shall we?

Little Billy started his life as any little Billy would, with a Dad, and a Mumsie, and a little sister Kelly.

Billy and Kelly had a lot of fun, and looked good doing it.

I mean, really. How handsome can one boy be?

Oh, right. This handsome.

And then 20 or so years passed, and Billy met me. Exactly one week before this photo was taken.

I'm not sure he even was legal then . . .

. . . he sure didn't look it.

We had a great time together, and traveled from Detroit . . .

. . . to St. John.

And then I married him. Of course I did.

He was, after all, a hot potato.

Soon after Bill met me he became an Uncle-to-be.
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And he latched right onto that.

He immediately embraced the Uncle life . . .

. . . and is really good at it.
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And then, in 2001, we took off in the Westy . . .
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. . . and nothing has been the same since.

From the Outer Banks of North Carolina . . .

. . . to the canyonlands of Utah. . .

. . . from the Florida Keys . . .

. . . to Wrigley. And NO, we did not have a son along the way . . .
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. . . but we did have a lot of nieces and nephews along the way, including Bayba D, who was mere days old at Wrigley, and turned 8 the other day.

Mistah hiked in the Baja peninsula in Mexico . . .

. . . and in the Mojave Desert . . .

. . . and on the banks of the Rio Grande in the Big Bend in Texas . . .

. . . and, of course, in Fort Davis. This was his 41st birthday.

. . . On the road, there's not always the immediate chance to shower . . .
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. . . and the sand of the desert -- the Anza-Borrego, here -- can coat you like a cutlet.

But that's what springs and streams and the Colorado River, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, are for.
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Mistah Schleckah has had interesting jobs . . .

. . . and successful shopping excursions . . .

. . . and connects fully with the munchkins . . .

. . . and is, all of a sudden, a solid citizen of Connecticut once again.

Well, semi-solid.

Happy Birthday, Mistah Schleckah!
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Now get out there and have a great day.

21 comments:

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Both of you are so dang cute. Happy Birthday to the man in your life.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Julie said...

Happy Birthday, Hammahschleckah. Great post, Ellie. We love you, Bill!

xoxoxoxo,
Julie

Lisa S said...

Happy Birthday, Bill! Hope it's a fun one.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Happy Schlekah Day, one and all!

Those bitty Billy photos are really just too good to be true.

Have a fun day, kids!

Jacquie

nightowl said...

HB, BH! Have a great day - that's what it's all about!

Mistah said...

Wow!
Is it me or is this the best blog post ever!?
Wait -- it is just me. ME, ME, ME!
Thanks Ellie,
Love you,
Mistah

Anonymous said...

Great pix but where's one with the pogo stick? Tami

Hsin-Yi said...

That was lovely! Happy Birthday Bill! Cheers!

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Happy, Happy, Mistah! 46 - it sounds like a good number. Very good. The prefect number to leave that solid citizen shit behind and get back behind the wheel of the Westy. Baja is calling, the Keys are calling, Fort Davis is calling, San Diego is calling! And so are all the neices and nephews....

Enjoy!

beth

Captain Dumbass said...

Happy Birthday, Mistah Schleckah. I think I had those same multi-coloured shorts. I'm glad there are no pictures.

martyjoco said...

Happy Birthday, Bill!! Yay for May 12!! I think it is officially Bill's Day in meandyouandellie Land!

Beth's friend in PA said...

Are you sure he has gotten older or did you just put one of the first pictures of him on a bigger body??
Happy Birthday to an ageless man/child in CT!

Meghan Killimade said...

That was fabulous Ellie!!! Happy Birthday Bill!!!!

xup said...

I don’t suppose this will be the first time anyone has mentioned that he looks like a more handsome, less psychotic version of Gary Busey?

Mumsie said...

Great blog, Ellie. I really loved it.
love, Mumsie

ksh. said...

Happy Birthday Brother Bill--Enjoy!Can't wait to celebrate with you! Love you, ksh.

the Other Meg said...

Happy Birthday, Bill. I hope you find a rare first edition gone thus-far unnoticed in some dope's secondhand shop and then sell it for a million dollars. Problem is, if you're like me (and in this respect I think you are), you'll be dumb enough to keep it.

Meg

Kat said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Here's to many more extraordinary years!!

peaceableimperatrix said...

Belated happy birthday to your own personal sweetie!

Springer Kneeblood said...

Happy very belated birthday, Mistah Schleckah! At 46, you're still just a whippersnapper, though...you really start life at 55!

ChrsitineE said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Bill! Don't know how I missed this post.

Love,

Christine, Kenny, Chris, and Izzy