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THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH

Updated on September 10, 2010

INTRODUCTION

Fellow hubbers and other readers I know I am not the famous New York Yankee, Lou Gehrig, but today (9-10-2010) I am The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth!!!!! As you can see on my profile page, I was born on 9-11-1946 and tomorrow will be my 64thbirthday, but since the year 2000 I have not celebrated my birthday on that day of infamy!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just cannot bring myself to celebrate on a day when nearly 3000 of my fellow Americans were slaughtered by radical Islamists!!!!!!!

For the reason stated above I always celebrate my birthday on dates near to 9-11 rather than act as though I’m happy on that acursed day!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2010

 

I found a local business that was capable of transferring my 44-year-old reel-to-reel tape of my band “The Darvons” onto a CD format thus preserving this treasure for future generations!!!!!! As of 9-9-2010 this CD is ready for me to pick up and distribute to my former bandmates, family, and a few friends who can stand to listen to our noise making!!!!!!! I won’t be picking it up until 9-13-2010 due to previous obligations as discussed below.

 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2010

As I was cleaning my Hunter Air Purifier on this beautiful Sunday afternoon the motor run permissive broke off making my treasure useless. Oh woe, how can I now remove my noxious cigarette smoke from the air in my room? This may not sound like a reason to celebrate, but that’s not the end of this story, which will be continued below under the heading of September 10, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2010

As I stated above my air purifier was ruined and the warrantee stated that the grill, of which the permissive was molded into, had run out after a year of ownership. I had owned this contraption for a little over two years. However I made a call to Hunter Fan Co. and as I spoke to Janice I found out that since the contraption wouldn’t run I got the full 5 year warrantee and they gave me order # 5414297 on 9/7/2010, and were shipping me a new one by Fed Ex!!!!!!!!! At this time Janice couldn’t tell me the arrival date, but she told me to call back on Thursday, September 9, 2010. This further conversation with Hunter fan will be recounted below!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SEPTEMBER 8, 2010

I received a treasure of a present from my friend Susie of whom I’ve spoken in my Hub, “Moundsville a Town With Special People-Part 2”!!!!!!!!! I felt like I was a 5-year-old kid again on Christmas morning when I saw the UPS truck pull up to my house with my birthday gift on Wednesday September 8, 2010!!!!!!!!

What a lucky guy I am overlooking a veritable treasure trove of gifts from Susie. There’s 3 DVD’s, two by Rick Nelson and one by The Bee Gees for aiding me in my Time Travel as detailed in my previous Hub,” I Am A Time Traveler’!!!!!! As if this isn’t enough there’s also great golfing equipment. Judge Smails of “Caddyshack” fame has nothing on me the proud owner of a putter that would put his Billy Baroo to shame!!!!!!!!!!!! As if that wasn’t enough I also got a bag with 12 PG balls and a box of 6 Wilson, Spongebob Squarepants glowing Yellow regulation golf balls along with a bag of 100 tees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the evening of this wonderful day I spoke on the phone with both of my loving daughters, Tracee and Jennifer. It just doesn’t get any better than that both friends and family for a happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SEPTEMBER 9, 2010

I woke up at my normal 5 AM feeling like a king. Is there a doubt in any of your minds how lucky an old codger I really am? Well it gets even better!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got confirmation of shipment from Hunter Fan Co. of my new Air Purifier and it will be here today at any moment!!!!!!!!!! As if that isn’t enough, I got a call from Jen and my granddaughter Dakotah was playing soccer game for John Marshall High School JV that very evening.

I arrived at the game a little early and the Varsity game had 5 minutes left. John Marshall was leading 4-3, but the opposition was pressing the offense. Oh, no they scored the tying goal with 1-minute left, but listen to the ref. who called the play offside nullifying the tying goal and John Marshall added 2 to take a 6-3 victory. After a 10 minute break Dakotah took the field with her teammates. She was solid as a rock in goal and led the Monarchs to 1-zip shutout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There can be no doubt remaining!!!!!!! I am the luckiest man on the face of the Earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That brings us to today and I’m waiting for my Hunter purifier that’s on the way here according to Fed Ex tracking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LET’S DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN

Just now at 9:41 AM Fed Ex delivered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since my daughter Tracee and her spouse Ikie are going to camp tonight along with my grandchildren Kacey, Parker, and Jake I get to do it all over again next weekend as they’re coming to the house to celebrate my birthday then, and the fun rolls on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Carol,

      I've alway been a glass half-full person, and my time travel helps me keep perspective on important things in my life!!!!!!! Glad you enjoyed the read!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your complimentary comment.

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      Carol 7 years ago from Michigan

      You have a wonderful positive outlook on life as you Time Travel Tom! I enjoyed the read! carol

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Jim,

      Absolutely I've rolled with the punches all my life. I guess that's part of my eternal optomism!!!!!!!!!!!

      I almost died at 3 months of age of pneumonia so after surviving that everything is gravy!!!!!!

      Thank you for the comment my Hub friend.

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      At least, despite the infamous attack which is now foreever attached to the date of your birth, you too have found a way to roll on. :)

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Tony,

      Thank you my friend for your kind wishes. It's hubbers like you that make me a lucky man, and The Hunter unit is here and working well. I also fixed the old one so now I have two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for the supportive comment.

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      tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

      Tom I just wanted to take the oppurtunity to wish you a very Happy Birthday !And I hope things work out with the fan !

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Harvey,

      I put her in a package, and called UPS, and said return to sender. She was a little over ripe. Thanks for the thought!!!!!!

      Thank you for the comment my friend.

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      Harvey Stelman 7 years ago from Illinois

      Tom, "HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!" I hope you did celebrate that day, you deserve it. Did you get the "HOOKER" I sent? I sure hope so, she cost me $10 for the five seconds you'll need.H

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Oz,

      First good luck to your Western Bulldogs!!!!!!!

      Second please read my letter as quoted here, "I gave Ben the benefit of the doubt when the first charges were made, but these latest charges show at the very least a total lack of maturity and at worst a serial rapist on the Steelers' roster.I don't judge him guilty just immature of which there is no doubt."

      After his first season he crashed his motorcycle in downtown Pittsburgh going 90 MPH without a helmet, he must have brain damage!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      You can have the humble pie since you spout off without the facts at hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      You'd make a good detective Tom. My team St Kilda play the Western Bulldogs this coming Saturday and they should waltz past them. Then they will have to play the winner of the Collingwood v Geelong game the following week, in what the Aussies call the Grand final. They have only won the 'Grand final' once in their history in 1966 so i here bye deputise you as a 'LIFELONG' new St Kilda fan, but only if you will anoint me as a new Steelers fan. If of course that creep is convicted and shown the door. If he's innocent i'll send you a recipe for humble pie. It's past midnight here so i'm off to bed. Cheers from another sports mad, loyal fan.

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Oz,

      Thank you for the birthday wishes. Right now please put a hold on Steeler tickets. Wait until the creep is kicked to the curb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      How are things in Northcote, Victoria!!!!!!!

      Thanks for your comment.

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      Happy birthday Tom, if i was there i'd buy you a Steelers season ticket. Best wishes from Oz.

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Tom and Tammy,

      Thank you from the bottom of this 64 year old heart. I should thank you for the joy your stories have brought to me!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your very kind comment.

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      Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

      To one of my favorite folks here on Hubpages...Happy Birthday Tom! :)

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Jib,

      The reason for a happy birthday is treasured frinds like you I've met here on Hubpages!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your kind comments.

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      jiberish 7 years ago from florida

      Happy Birthday Tom, it's always a pleasure to read your thoughts.

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      lctodd,

      I am lucky to have fans like you to read my Hubs.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Wanderlust,

      Thank you very much. I am very luck and blessed!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for commenting.

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      Happy Birthday and God Bless. Thanks for sharing.

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      Wanderlust 7 years ago from New York City

      Happy birthday and more! We are very lucky to have you here....

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop,

      Thank you very much, and the feelings are mutual!!!!!!

      Thanks for all the fine breakfasts, and for your comment.

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Happy birthday to a great guy. Knowing you makes me a very lucky woman. Enjoy!!!

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Robert,

      I thank you for your sentiments from the bottom of my Mountaineer heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      My Mountaineers came back and beat arch rival Marshall in over time 24-21!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank for your kind comment.

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      Putz Ballard 7 years ago

      Tom you are a blessed man indeed. Hope your birthday is the best one ever with chocolate cake, ice cream,and little smiling faces to shower their love with a bounty of hugs and kisses. You're a great ambassador from the great state of West Virginia, may God continue to bless you!

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pamela,

      Thank you for your kind birthday wishes!!!!!

      Thank you for your comment.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Happy Birthday to you Tom and many, many more.

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      dahoglund,

      Thank you for your very kind birthday wishes and comment!!!!!!!!

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Happy birthday.Have fun.

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Hoog,

      Thank you for your kind response. I can remember the first time I ever saw you with your face scratched I wondered how you would turn out and you have always made me very proud . Both you and Mump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      See ya with Ikie and the Kids next weekend Kiddo!!!!!!!!!! Love Dad!!!!!!!!

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      Tracee 7 years ago

      Happy Birthday, Dad!!!! I love you!

      Tra

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Hmrjmr1,

      Thank you for your good wishes from the bottom of this old heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your comment.

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Happy birthday Tom and many many more!! Enjoy!

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Dusty,

      My Hub friends like you bring joy to my life also!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your comment.

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      50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

      Tom, have a great birthday and enjoy your family time, 50

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      SusanP,

      I think I'll like it it's still in the box!!!!! Thanks for everything!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your visit and comment.

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      SusanP 7 years ago

      Fun hub!! Happy Birthday! Glad the Hunter folks sent that nice new gift!

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      vraj,

      The radicals are always active, but thanks for the wishes!!!!!!

      Thank you for your comment.

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      vrajavala 7 years ago from Port St. Lucie

      I am afraid, TOM. The radicals are going to use the day to attack us and the Appeaser-in-chief is going to do nothing about it.

      But. Let's hope I'm wrong and have a nice birthday