I turned 70 today!

Turning Seventy
(a tanka for my family)

Just another day
I made it to seventy
But I won’t be sad

Cuz you’re here to celebrate
And that’s what makes it special

April 20, 2014
Lake Tahoe, CA

Family Foto at Lake Tahoe

Laurie & Renee Sluser, Ken, Nathanael & Shara Chawkin

Here is a link to the beautiful chalet we stayed in. Renee posted a picture of me and the kids on a park bench by the lake. Shara posted some pics of Dad’s 70th at Lake Tahoe, including some I took. And someone offered to take the group photo of us on a dock, which I cropped for this post. Nathanael took a picture of me making a birthday wish. This early photo and quote of Maharishi was posted on Facebook by Mona Kägi-Causemann, which Renee forwarded to me.

Friend and poet Bill Graeser posted this poem for me on his blog: Turning Seventy and Other Tragedies.

See A wonderful birthday poem from John Burns — The Truly Great — by Stephen Spender.

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5 Responses to “I turned 70 today!”

  1. B. Steven Verney Says:

    Wow Ken! Happy Birthday. Hope you had a great day….

    Lots of Love,

    Steve

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  2. jforem817 Says:

    Happy Birthday, Ken-ji, and many more to come.

    Sent from my Galaxy S®III

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  3. Ken Chawkin Says:

    Friend and poet Bill Graeser posted this poem for me: Turning Seventy and Other Tragedies http://billgraeser.com/2014/04/18/turning-seventy-and-other-tragedies

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  4. A wonderful birthday poem from John Burns — The Truly Great — by Stephen Spender | The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] Thanks to John Burns for sending me this truly wonderful birthday poem! With reference to I turned 70 today! […]

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