Monday, November 26, 2007

Mother, mother ocean,

I have heard you call.

Wanted to sail upon your waters

since I was three feet tall.

You've seen it all, you've seen it all

Watched the men who rode you

switch from sail to steam .

In your belly you can hold the treasures

few have ever seen.

Most of 'em dreams, most of 'em dreams.

Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years too late

The cannons don't thunder,

theres nothin' to plunder

Im an over-forty victim of fate

Arriving too late, arriving too late.

Jimmy Buffet -- "A Pirate Looks at Forty"


I wasn't around for this photo on the left, but I have been fortunate enough to be around for the others in one capacity or another. And I have loved you during all of them. It's hard to believe that we have been together for half of your life, old man.
Now on to the next 40! You are armed with your boat and fishing supplies, cigars in the humidor, I Tunes and Napster, your guitar and your family. What else does a pirate need?


Clare said...

Happy Birthday T-Man!!!!!!

TheArthurs said...

Welcome back, Amy...and happy birthday to Tracy! Man, you all are getting oooooollllllllddddd, my husband included. I guess I'll have to keep you oldies entertained with my more (by a whole four years) youthful vitality.
The grad photo with the caterpillar on the upper lip is my favorite! And the baby photo looks so much like India's it's almost creepy.
Good to have you back, Amy, and the beach pictures in your previous post are already making me itch for our Ocracoke trip next summer!

Deana said...

Welcome Tracy to the 40 something crowd. It really isn't all that bad! Great pictures, I love the one of you guys looking up. You look so young!

Welcome back to posting...I've missed you.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A Very Happy Happy 40th to your Fella! It is so much fun to see Tracy as a baby--What a happy little guy he was...! And then to see you both together...Along The Way....A Pirate and His Lady....!
I hope his special day was a FABULOUS one!

Melody said...

*heehee* I just did a post about a pirate ship!!

Happy 40th to your Tracy. And what a little cutie he was - I so see your eldest daughter in this piccie...

The Turmanators said...

I think I need to post a photo of India at the same age next to the one of little baby Tracy. It's pretty cool.

Thanks to all of you for sending the old guy happy birthday wishes!

Auntie said...

Was the picnic picture the one where you got poison ivy on your lip form kissing and you couldn't get in the water when we were at the beach???
There I go bringin' up old stuff...little sisters are such a pain in the ass!