I didn't know john in the 80's - I'm sure if I did I would think he was as cool back then as he is now.
a little story
john's paternal grandfather died on february 18 - his grandfather was a veterinarian and was on a house call with his intern during a winter storm - on their way home they were both struck by a train and died. when john was born on the same date 18 or so years later - his aunt said that now they have something good to think about on that date. much love to you john from all of us!
enjoy your weekend everyone - it's suppose to be warm in toronto and monday is a statutory family day holiday - I think we will be visiting the r.o.m. xxa


  1. happy b-day, John
    (such a nice evening we all had)
    interestingly enough, my dad's father died on my b-day as well. he had always thought my birthday was the day before and it always made me wonder...

  2. that is a really beautiful story and john looks so cool then and now. It has already hit 10 degrees here. WOW!!. Enjoy your weekend. I am actually working monday but then I will be flying to you know where on tuesday. So exciting!!

  3. What a haunting story!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love this image.
    Happy Birthday!

  4. that's a lovely story
    happy birthday john!

  5. A very happy birthday to John. He does look very cool.
    I wasn't very cool in the 80s, but I sure thought I was ;)

  6. That's a wonderful little story to share with us :)

  7. that is so wonderful.
    John looks so handsome in that photo, and of course, in real life!
    happy birthday john.

  8. happy belated birthday John !!
    thanks for sharing this personal story, Arounna
    I hope you're having a lovely weekend ! xoxox

  9. Happy birthday to John!
    This is wonderful story.. and I love the photo!
    Have a great weekend.


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