November 22, 2015 – Mickey Belin’s 98th Birthday

Today was Andy’s 79-3/12 birthday, but he didn’t get a cake. The oven has not been repaired yet. The man came to look at it and said he needed to order a part.  We haven’t heard from him since.

It was our neighbor Mickey’s 98th birthday yesterday.  They had a party for him over at the Dockside Bar.  Sunday night is open mic night and Mickey is a regular over there with his trumpet. He was a professional trumpet player with the big bands back in the day. He is also a World War II veteran. A big crowd turned out for his birthday and he was greeted like a big-time celebrity when he arrived.

Everyone wanted to take his picture and to have their picture taken with him.  Eventually he got up to play and sing.  And, as is his custom, he told a few raunchy jokes before he started.

b Band at Dockside

b Mickey Belin Playing Trumpet

He’s still got it folks.  Everyone in the place was hoping for his longevity and vitality.

Happy Birthday Mickey!



4 thoughts on “November 22, 2015 – Mickey Belin’s 98th Birthday

  1. insearchofitall November 23, 2015 / 9:50 am

    Thank you for following my blog. Hope you continue to find something of value there. Happy Birthday, belatedly to all.


  2. Carol Ferenc November 23, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Yay for Mickey! How fortunate he is to still have vitality, good friends and a healthy zest for life at 98. We should all be so lucky!


  3. milliethom November 30, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    What a great achievement, to reach 98! He looks amazing for it, too. I can understand all the guests hoping to fare as well. He’s certainly a ‘grand old man’, as they say. And he still seems to love that trumpet!


  4. Dinata Misovec December 2, 2015 / 8:38 am

    Mickey told us once that people are always asking his secret to longevity, but he doesn’t have one. He’s just lucky. I wouldn’t mind getting that old if I could be as healthy and sharp as he is. Unfortunately, most people I have know over 90, are not so happy to be alive.


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