We've never felt the need to go 'over the top' with birthday celebrations; however, it is pleasing to mark the occasion in some way. People living close to relatives usually celebrate with their family, but for those of us who don't, friends are all important.
Richard -- who's both a close friend and neighbour -- celebrated his birthday on Friday with Doug, me and our combined dogs; and then again today with a group of friends. Richard is the sort of person who has the gift of making people feel good about themselves.
Always we enjoy challenging and interesting conversations with Richard. Always I'm uplifted by his mighty laugh.