For Jack on His Fifth Birthday
This is one of Jack's birthday celebrations when he turned five. This article contains notes and gifts from various people. This is the first one from Charles Darwin.
Jack is excited about having another trilobite.
Then Jack opened a fossil of a sea urchin and a chambered nautilus that Darwin gave him.
Jack's next note and gift was from Marc Chagall.
Jack knew what Chagall had sent him. The following photo is his own I and the Village painting by Chagall, which was quickly hung in his room.
This is Owen's picture by van Gogh in his room.
The next note and gift came from Charles Lindbergh.
Finally, the long awaited cake and a note from William Turner.
Jack was able to read parts of Turner's note.
Okay, let's light the candles....
I can hardly wait...I have to blow out five candles in one breath.
I'd better get them all....
Papa said to eat the ninja's eye first.
The ninja's eye tastes good...kind of like one on my Big Bird birthday cake.
Yep. It tastes just like Big Bird's eye.
This is pretty good. What are you planning for our birthdays next year?
After the party, out we went to the airport to try out Lucky Lindy's gift.
The following three videos contain some very nice material on Chagall, Darwin, and Lindbergh.
Finally, if you wonder about my creative use of pretzels for the Ninja Turtle's eyes, I was introduced to coating pretzels when I was hardly 10-years of age. I worked for Brooks Oakford at Aunt Charlotte's Candy Store one Christmas season.
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