Monday, November 2, 2009


When I get older losing my hair, 
Many years from now,

Will you still be sending me a valentine?
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?

If I'd been out till quarter to three,
Would you lock the door?

Will you still need me, will you still feed me? 
When I'm sixty-four.

You'll be older too,
And if you say the word,
I could stay with you.

I could be handy, mending a fuse,
When your lights have gone.

You can knit a sweater by the fireside, 
Sunday mornings go for a ride.

Doing the garden, digging the weeds, 
Who could ask for more?

Will you still need me, will you still feed me?
When I'm sixty-four.

Every summer we can rent a cottage,
In the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear. 
We shall scrimp and save.
Grandchildren on your knee,
Vera, Chuck & Dave.

Send me a postcard, drop me a line, 
Stating point of view.

Indicate precisely what you mean to say, 
Yours sincerely, wasting away.
Give me your answer, fill in a form,
Mine forevermore.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me?
When I'm sixty-four.

So here we are at the birthday lunch on October 30th in Tobago.
Yes, he’s an old man. But he’s my old man.
Happy Birthday Geoff!


  1. Happy Birthday Geoff! We'll raise a glass to you! Cheers! Jim & Wendy

  2. Randy has also just turned 64. They're both still hot as balls.
    Susan (and Randy)

  3. Sending you Happy Birthday wishes Geoff on celebrating your 64th! How wonderful to be celebrating in the warm sunshine with Pat and living aboard Beach House and living your dream!! Each day we have is a gift!

    Warm regards, Lori and Doug, Muli, MCC.
    P.S. Pat, I have an "old man" too! And, he won't be singing When I'm 64!!

  4. What a great blog! Happy Birthday Geoff - Pat - fantastic.

    Brian and Laurel

  5. What a literary talent you have Pat. I am loving your blog. Oh P.S. it snowed today.
    Happy Birthday Geoff

  6. Wonderful photos. Nice tans. Wish we were with you.
    Happy birthday Geoff.
    You forgot mine.
    Must be the rum.
    Rose and Dave

  7. We're a little behind on the birthday wish Geoff but Happy Belated Birhtday from SeaLion still in Luperon but hoping to move on after the New Year.
    Great Blog and photos

  8. Sorry, we missed your birthday Geoff. Happy Belated day. We just arrived at the boat yard in GCS. Sweet Sensation was dirty, but weathered the summer well. We expect to be here for the next 3 weeks - but wish we were there with you.
    Frank & Lisa
    s/v Sweet Sensation

  9. What a fantastic tribute and blog! Happy birthday from Audrey Paige.

  10. I think your blogs are great!

    Happy birthday Geoff, and this is just too good for words