Loved the birthday photos, gals - thanks for posting!!! I well recall the hippie days - the 1960's were THE bestest. As far as 1/2 century, you are right - it's just a number. I often feel like I'm 20, and well, I consider everyday a gift. I'm happy to get older, as it beats the alternative, if you know what I mean!!!
Mdall - glad Justus is OK. He reminds me of my DGS, Markus. Just a lovable "Dennis the Menace" of sorts. They can scare the bejeepers out of you, but you just can't get angry when they look at you with big eyes and their innocent little faces.
Mailed my SP's package at lunchtime today to Region 8. Now I have to go PM Lori. I have pics because SP partner can't post, but if I post the photos now, the dog will be out of the bag - she will definitely know who she is. We have been associated in a swap prior to this month's, also. I'm sure she will figure it out from these last hints. It's going to be there Saturday, or so the USPS lady claims.
Night all, and happy Friday. Ana - get some sleep, OK??