by Skip Cohen
Well, when your birthday lands on Throwback Thursday, there's only one series of photographs to share - baby shots! And while they're almost as old as I am, at least they're proof that Matthew Brady didn't capture any of them. (That's for Scott Bourne's benefit, who's regularly suggested I was there in those early days of photography!)
That's my folks and me almost at the beginning! Plus, since Facebook threw me out years ago, suggesting my real name wasn't "Skip," it's a great time to reshare my birth announcement.
I was "Skippy" right out of the womb and shared my birth announcement in a blog post to Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team back in 2016. At the time, they were challenging people with nicknames, and I got caught in the crossfire. Fortunately, a long list of friends came out to help, and by the end of the day, I'd been reinstated!
Meanwhile, since today's my birthday, I decided to do a fundraiser, which didn't seem to post right, but regardless I'm almost at my initial goal. It's a link to the Senior Friendship Centers here in Sarasota, and I wrote:
I figured I'd tie in my birthday this year with my favorite nonprofit. I'm raising money for Senior Friendship Centers. I know this is a very local nonprofit, but they do so much for the community, and every little bit helps.
My Dad and I started attending the Caregiver Support Group each week in 2012 when we were dealing with my Mom's Alzheimers. The Friendship Centers saved our sanity and especially helped Dad.
So, whether it's $5 or more, every little bit helps because it's a pretty amazing organization. Just click here to check out my FB Fundraiser page if you'd like to donate.
And to so many of you who have wished me Happy Birthday today - Thanks so much! There's a point in your life where birthdays are just another day in the week, but after the last year, this one's pretty special, and it's going to be a great day with Sheila and the pups!
Happy Throwback Thursday!
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