MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: 61 FREAKING YEARS AGO TODAY!

Friday, May 25, 2007

61 FREAKING YEARS AGO TODAY!


I was born at home in my great grandfather's bed, after mom grew tired of waiting on me at the hospital. She left and went home and I arrived that night. Dad gave ol' Doc Cotton a five dollar bill for his trouble. Ain't been worth much since!

21 comments:

*Goddess* said...

Awwww, your moment in the sun;)

GoingLikeSixty.com said...

Great Picture. Is that your dad?
Happy Birthday, and many more.
Have one for me.

Mushy said...

Yep...my dad...he gave the local doctor $5 for his trouble! I ain't gained in value one bit since.

I was born in that old house, in my great grandfather's bed. Mom had gone to the hospital, but got tired of waiting on me and wanted to go home. I was born that night at home!

I need to revise the post to incude a picture of the old house and a link to my great grandfather's post.

Suldog said...

Happy Birthday, Old Timer!

Jess said...

I just checked the book and it says that 61 year old Mushys are worth $5.25! Just kidding. Wishing you the best birthday EVER! Happy Birthday, Ol' Mushy!

Fathairybastard said...

Damn... nevermind. Well, they say that 50 is the new 30, so really yer only like 41. How's that? That's why they don't let me teach math.

A great story, like the ones my folks tell about their bursting onto the scene. Mom was thought to have been born dead, till her grandmother tossed her in a bath of ice water to wake her up. Lots of drama in those days, and messed up bed sheets. My sis and I were the first ones to both be born in hospitals. Boring as hell.

Anyway, congrats! Happy Birthday, and don't spend it all in one place.

Mark Steel said...

Happy Birthday, man! Hope it's a good one.

*beer!*

Mushy said...

I do believe that's the first time I was ever called "old timer"...it don't hurt too bad! I feel I was born at the very best time in history and I would not trade the prevelidge for any other time - except pre-white man America! Us Boomers have had a wonder time...even with Vietnam, Kennedys, King on down...the very best of times.

Damn, that's cheap Jess...buy a dozen or so!

FHB...you're just full of good tales too...you got to get'em out there!

Beer you say? About to leave now Mark!

Texas Gal said...

Happy Belated Birthday Mushy. I hope you had a great time!

BRUNO said...

Now, on the other hand, that five-spot might've been one of those Silver-Certificate issues my Dad used to tell me about! Just imagine if you had that $5 bill today, with interest...

At least I know what kinda personality I need to "shoot-for", 5 years down MY road from now!

But, it would all be in vain! 'Cause ya' just cain't improve on the "original Mushy mold", now can ya'???

Mushy said...

Damn, Bruno, I take that as a very special compliment...but you ain't bad either!

Fathairybastard said...

I just read your great grandfather post. Very cool. I often wish I'd been born ten or fifteen years earlier, so that I could have gotten to know a few more of the old folks in my family. My sister and cousins tell hilarious stories from those earlier days. makes me jealous.

And on the thumb twiddling - when I a was very little, my dad used to sit with a stack of English copper pennies (about the size of a silver dollar but thinner) and flip them over one another with his thumb, one after the other. It used to mesmerize me to watch it, and to hear the sound it made.

Mushy said...

It's the little things they do/did that you remember.

David Sullivan said...

Happy Birthday!

Was that bed usable afterwards?

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Happy birthday, Mushy, and may you have many more.

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to you.
And. Many. Moooooooore!

Trust me, you don't want me to actually sing this. I can't carry a tune in a bucket.

Mushy said...

Thanks Pat and Debbie just use a bluesy tune!

phaseoutgirl said...

Happy Happy Birthday Mushy!!!!

here's a big hug....

Cecilia

Rhea said...

Happy birthday, belatedly! I was outta town. Hope you had a blast!

phlegmfatale said...

Happy belated birthday! What a sweet little peanut you were!

FHB said...

I love readin' all these old comments. The good old days.