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!