Some of you may have noticed, or maybe not. But yes the digit under my name has changed today once again, it now states 63. Myself I perfer to think of it as having reached my 21st year for the third time. I know I probably look it, but I don't feel it and those who know me well will tell you I surely don't act it. I was asked tonight how some one my age can seem so young, I guess I never realized I did. Sitting here tonight thinking about it, I think the answer would be to never lose your thirst for life, learning and above all fun! You see I've never been an overly competitive kind of guy, I like playing sports. But could care less whether I win or loose, and to be honest I dont care much for people with a must win attitude. But break out the squirt guns or water balloons and I'm there ready to soak or get soaked. I love splashing in the water with my grandsons, grandnephews and nieces, searching the beaches on the river for shells etc. All the while explaining to them what I know about nature and how to survive with it and in it. I have always been told I am a hard worker and a reliable person, that I learned from my father. But I also own a shirt with my favorite saying " Growing older is mandatory, Growing up is optional!" I guess that would describe me to a tee. With any amount of luck I'll never grow up surrounded by my family, friends and their children laughing and enjoying the beauty of life. That's just the way I want it to be!