SEP 5, 23 .. TUESDAY .. SEPTEMBER THE 5th 2023 .. MY 87th BIRTHDAY

I was born at 5:52am, Saturday morning, September the 5th 1936

What on this good earth am I going to write about, or say about, my own Birthday? It’s like discussing Humility! A truly humble person does not claim to be humble!

Fretting and worrying are such useless emotions, or are they feelings?

Just Do It .. So sayeth the Advertising Trademark of the Nike shoe company. The slogan was coined in 1988 at an advertising agency meeting.

Julia Cameron is correct : Just sit down and start writing, the ideas will follow!

And now I am off and running!

You see, if worse comes to worse, I can go back-in-time to September 5, 2011, and come forward to September 5, 2022, and find out : “What did I say on my other 12 Birthday Posts?”

O.K. it IS my Birthday. So I went back to September 5th 2011 and came forward. In each of the following SEVEN years I DID NOT EVEN PUBLISH a September 5th Post : 2011, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18 and 2020! I chose the “easier softer way” and did not write a Birthday Post in those seven years.

However! This year is different! I am on my streak of consecutive days of publishing a Post here on dotnet. I am now into my 12th month of not missing a day. That is to say, I have not missed one single day for 11 consecutive months or for 349 consecutive days beginning on September the 22nd, 2022.


I am NOT, I will NOT, deliberately “stop” this streak ON my Birthday!

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Birthday numbering is interesting. Patti and I got into a discussion about it. 

Let’s begin with your very first birthday.

You live for one full year. Then, having lived for one full year, you are now one year of age and you are beginning your second year.

Today I celebrate the achievement of having lived for eighty seven complete years. Tomorrow I begin living my eighty eighth year!

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We will go back to just one past Birthday Blast From The Past.

September the 5th 2019

What a very, VERY special Birthday September the 5th 2019 turned out to be. Just take a look at a few of the 65 photos in the below blogspot Post!

This will “do it” for Birthday Blasts From The Past. None of you would “sit still” for another!

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A very special event in my life happened on my Birthday in 1997. September 5, 1997, in Calcutta, West Bengal, India, Mother Teresa passed away. Having met her in person and worked with her Missionaries of Charity in 1992, 93, 96 and 97, and Patti having met her personally in 1996, we had a real close connection with her.

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What are Patti and I going to do today? We have no idea. We have absolutely no plans whatsoever. Does The Shadow Know? Stay tuned and see what happened (if anything notable) in our Post tomorrow.

Cap and Patti

12 thoughts on “SEP 5, 23 .. TUESDAY .. SEPTEMBER THE 5th 2023 .. MY 87th BIRTHDAY

  1. Kit Raye

    Happy Birthday my friend! Absolutely a great day to celebrate you! I hope you enjoy a chocolate sundae or something you like. Love, Sampson and I are gonna bake some cookies in your honor, oatmeal/chocolate chip/cranberry.
    I’m taking a young friend to see the hip hop/country singer Jelly Roll tonight in Rapid City. Something fun and different.
    Love to you both,

  2. Aloysius Hootch

    Aloysius Esther Family

    1. Cap Chastain

      Thank you Robert, not only for your birthday wishes but for our LONG Friendship dating way back to 1966! Wow huh! I really appreciate your support and interest in my activities Robert! Your Ally .. Cap

  3. Ginny

    Happy birthday to you 🎶 Happy birthday to you 🎶 Happy birthday dear Cap, happy birthday to you, enjoy a quiet but joyful celebration , much joy and love Ginny ❤️

    1. Cap Chastain

      Thank you so very much Ginny! We are concerned about your trip today and hope it goes well. Happy you can relax and just ride home with Tom behind the wheel! Cheering you on Ginny! Cap and Patti

  4. Olga from Chita

    Well, Cap!
    It’s a new page in your and Patti’s life which is absolutely positively shocking to me! I’m so proud of you and consider you are blessed to meet and follow and continue Mother Teresa’s deeds 🙏
    Happy Your New Life’s Year ! 🧡

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Meeting, being personally introduced to, and then working with Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity physically IN Calcutta was a blessing and an honor Olga. Then having her pass away ON my birthday was stunning! It was 9pm in Calcutta and 9am where I was so it was numerically the same date, the 5th of September. It could have been split between two days. Thanks for your caring Olga. Cap and Patti

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