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Happy Birthday John Short!

John meets Calipari

John Short celebrates 51 years of being a “Great American” today. He will spend the day listening to sports radio, a little conservative radio, probably take the critter (Eliie Mae) for a walk and will eat dinner with family at Shakespeare and Co. in Lexington. Nothing extraordinary but according to John, “It’s going to be a humdinger of a day.”

John's 50th Birthday Party

John’s 50th Birthday Party

On a patio table at Suggins two years ago I met John. I had pen and paper in hand to make notes for the story I was writing. Two and half hours later as I rose from the table my notepad was empty but my heart had never been as full.

John and I talk at least once a week. It doesn’t matter what kind of day I am having he always puts a smile on my face. He is never negative and always looks at the glass half full instead of half empty. We could all learn a lot from John.

I tried to be the first to call and wish him a Happy Birthday today (as he does me) but John rises too early for me. He was already up with radio turned on ready to begin his day.

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If you happen to see John out today be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday or tweet him @johnpshort05.

In the words of John……”there you go!”

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