Thursday, August 8, 2013

Birthday, Not Quite Yet

If you want to be technical, I was born on August 8, 1946 at 7:19pm CST (Wisconsin).

As promised in the post dated July 29th, here is my story. I would be remiss in my duties as a blogger and author not to push my book at this time. Just send me an email with your information and for the mere price of $14.00 (including S&H) you can get an autographed copy with what ever you'd like me to say about you. Remember, I'm a fisherman and can lie with the best of them.

I went through a box in the closet and found these pictures that I didn't even remember having. 

So here we go through time and space from that evening in 1946 till today.

Maybe a year old?

In Wisconsin, maybe 4 or 5.

My fifth birthday

I always wanted to be a cowboy

In Florida, Little League & Confirmation

In the back yard in Florida 13 years old.

Senior prom.
My date and girlfriend all through high school is the lovely Janice Lee Wilcoxon. You might be familiar with the Wilcoxon name. Henry (her uncle or some relative) was Henry Wilcoxon, cinema star in movies like Cecil B. Demille's Cleopatra where he played Marc Antony and other films. 

High school graduation picture
 Notice I had hair back then.

Yours truly last year.
So there you have it my friends, 67 and counting. 



  1. Us August babies are some of the best folks in the world, in my humble opinion... Happy Birthday! Hope the fish are willing to celebrate with you.

    1. Thanks Patrick. Someday we should wet a line together. You're not all that far away.

  2. Mark
    You and I both like to go back in time and see how the years have changed us, both physically and mentally. Have a great birthday my fried. Thanks for sharing

  3. Happy B-day Mark! Love the photos.

  4. Nope, you haven't changed a bit in all those years. Still wearing that big smile. May the Fish Gods be good to you on your birthday or the next time you are on the water.

  5. Smiling through life...I wouldn't have expected anything different. Happy birthday my friend and many, many more.

  6. Well, I haven't been around the blog circuit the last couple of weeks... So, I missed a birthday party, eh? Well, I hope it was a great one and that you enjoyed that carrot cake. I love this post with the pics from your earlier days... Kind of fun stuff to dig out of the closet! Spiffy prom date!