2.7 Seconds on a Bull Named Fumanchu.

We told Trudi we were having a Trip Planning Meeting, but we weren’t.  She walked in to Jane’s house with a plate of shrimp and cocktail sauce.  And then we hugged her and screamed, “Happy Birthday!”

We donned disrespecful stickers and placed a tiara on her head.

The shrimp were left for Jane’s husband.  And Trudi’s dear friend Lynn joined us as we piled in cars…

Trudi’s sisters, Lori and Natanya met us at….

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 OH YES!

The reservation was for all six of the sixtahs, but somehow when we arrived the reservation had been lost.

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This gal stepped in and before long Patty and Trudi were indeed on the list!  That’s more of that darn trail magic we experienced on Route 66.  We named her “Birthday Savior!” Please say hi for us if you head up to iFLY in Tampa…

But first we celebrated TRUDI with gifts appropriate for a gal who clocks in at 60mph these days…

and then our gals suited up!

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Trudi and Patty credit much of their early sky diving success to this handsome guy named Daniel.

And here is our Patty strutting’ her stuff in the stratosphere…

Please call us if you have a Bull Named Fumanchu.

 

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“Live Like You Were Dyin'”

Sky divin’,
I went rocky mountain climbin’,
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fumanchu.
And I loved deeper,
And I spoke sweeter,
And I watched an eagle as it was flyin’.
And he said someday I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dyin’.
He said I was in my early 40’s,
With a lot of life before me,
And a moment came that stopped me on a dime.
I spent most of the next days, lookin’ at the x-rays,
Talkin’ ’bout the options and talkin’ ’bout sweet time.
Asked him when it sank in, that this might really be the real end.
How’s it hit ya, when you get that kind of news.
Man what ya do.
And he says,[Chorus]I went sky divin’,
I went rocky mountain climbin’,
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fumanchu.
And I loved deeper,
And I spoke sweeter,
And I gave forgiveness I’ve been denying,
And he said someday I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dyin’.He said I was finally the husband,
That most the time I wasn’t.
And I became a friend a friend would like to have.
And all the sudden goin’ fishing,
Wasn’t such an imposition.
And I went three times that year I lost my dad.
Well I finally read the good book,
And I took a good long hard look at what I’d do
If I could do it all again.
And then.[Chorus]

Like tomorrow was a gift and you’ve got eternity
To think about what you do with it,
What could you do with it, what can
I do with with it, what would I do with it.

[Chorus]
Sky divin’,
I went rocky mountain climbin’,
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fumanchu.
And I loved deeper,
And I spoke sweeter,
And I watched an eagle as it was flyin’.
And he said someday I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dyin’.

To live like you were dyin’.
To live like you were dyin’.
To live like you were dyin’.
To live like you were dyin’.

written by Craig Wiseman and Tim Nichols, performed by Tim McGraw

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Please vote for YOUR favorite awkward moment of the day:

  1.  That moment Patty removed her prosthetic left boob because, “you never know what will happen once you get in the sky dive chamber.”
  2. Or when at the restaurant it seemed like exactly the right time for eight grown women to block the entrance, link arms and sing “Lean on me” (with a slight assist from the merlot that had been consumed)
  3. Or my personal favorite:  When Patty V was waiting for her turn to skydive for the first time EVER and reached out to hold hands with the fifteen year old (stranger) beside her.  Patty turned to her and said, “Godspeed.”

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  1. Outtakes: (slideshow)

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Mama Betty says:

    You gals are the best. Patty is so lucky to have you and all of her friends in her life. Nothing is outside of the realm of possibility with you ladies. I can’t pick a favorite awkward moment, they are all SO Patty. She is a very special daughter💕, can’t wait to see what’s next😘😘😘😘😘😘

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  2. jguch says:

    The sky’s the limit with this group!!! 😉 Love your account of a FUNTASTIC bday celebration!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. tdiamant says:

    I vote for the boob removal. So much fun! Thank you for the birthday surprise! And happy birthday, BM!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nice choice my friend! And happy birthday to you!!!!!!!!!

      Liked by 1 person

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