On January 28, I be 56 YEARS OLD.
I am born, January 28, 1956. And now I BE 56. That is the same number. Hunh. I like that.
Now I not be 55 any more. But I like that, be 55. It is a good year. But I be 56, now that’s bether!
Now I going to be a old, old man. But I like it.
You know what? Alan Alda born on January 28. Plays on M.A.S.H. I like that show, and it is so funny.
Know who else born on January 28? Is Elijah Wood, plays that hobbit in Lord of the Rings. I not like that movie, it’s too scary for me.
Now, I got a good one for my brother Tom, loves art. Know who else born on January 28? Is Jackson Pollock. And Jackson Pollock DIED in 1956. Not me, I be BORN in 1956. That’s bether. But my nathew Warren and my brother Tom did paint like Jackson Pollock and my sister put that up over Warren’s windows, hah looks nice. You like it. I like Warren’s room when Warren comes home from college. I get a big, big hug on my nathew.
And nother one born on January 28 is Claes Oldenburg, nother artist, makes big, big sculptures like clothespin and bowling pins. I take care of my mom’s laundry for her, foldem up for her. And I play bowling on that WII with my neighbor name is Richard.
AND, nother one born on January 28 is my friend from church, Dr. Boggan. He is my doctor. Dr. Boggan says I’m doing pretty good for a old, old man.
You born on January 28? No? Well, I am, and it is big, special day. Everybody is so nice to me. You be nice to me, I like that. I be nice to you on your birthday, I promise, you mind me. But on MY birthday, is on Saturday, you not forget it, okay? And if you forget, you tell me on Sunday. I like it, my birthday last a long, long time.
I hope I get a big surprise on my birthday. But not a box of frogs.
Now I gotta big surprise for you. It is a recipe. My sister make that up for me special, I drink it I go to her house for dinner. My brother John like it, too. I hope you like it!
The January 28 Cocktail
Fill a glass with crushed ice.
Fill it one-third full with pomegranate juice.
Fill it to the top with plain seltzer.
Spritz with lime juice, and add a thin lime slice for garnish.
Try it! It’s good! An my sister says it’s got antioxidants, keep me in good shape! Cheers!