Today is my son Colin's 21st birthday!
My husband and I could not be more proud.
On this day Colin happens to be in excellent company.
Many great people were born this day and have done great things;they all have a major sense of purpose in common.
Colin has accomplished so much since he was born at New York Hospital, moved to Greenwich, Ct for 18 years, Exeter, New Hampshire for 2 years and now lives in amazing Saratoga Springs, NY.
Colin studies criminal justice, plays the snare as well as bass drum in several pipe and drum corps, has been learning to play the bagpipes, plays bass guitar, has been a British reenactor for 2 years, studies history and works non-stop with the goal of raising enough money to head to Scotland in August to continue his studies. Colin also helps with the New York Horse Park to bring the facility here to Saratoga County. And, anyone who knows Colin has no doubt he will accomplish so much more.
Happy 21st, Colin! We cheer you on daily.
Colin enjoying what downtown Saratoga Springs has to offer.
Sketch of Colin, on the right, as a British reenactor - Saratoga Springs.
Sketch drawn at Saratoga National Historical Park, the battle of Saratoga.
Here are a few more names you will certainly recognize who share with Colin May 14th as their special day:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK ZUCKERBERG!
Colin is excited to share his day with you, Mr. Zuckerberg.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, turned 28 Monday and was born the same year Apple introduced the Macintosh. How cool is that? The world famous chief executive started social network's biggest movement. And, Facebook's stock begins trading Friday. Not bad for 28! The IPO will be valued at $100 billion. Ford, Kraft Foods and Disney will all be bypassed.
Could being born on May 14th have anything to do with his determination?
Blanchett at the 2011 - Sydney Film Festival
Happy Birthday, Cate Blanchett!
Colin is thrilled to share his birthdate with you, Ms. Blanchett.What a stunner! And, what an actor! She turns 43 today and as an ageless head turner this Academy Award-winning Australian has played so many roles your head spins: The Aviator, Babel, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, shall I go on?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK BRUCE!
As a bass player of Scottish descent, Colin cannot believe he shares this special day with such an outstanding musician.
John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce is a Scottish musician/songwriter/vocalist best known for being a founding member of the psychedelic rock group, CREAM. And, what makes Colin happy, another Scotsman! He is best recognized as world-class bassist and as a pioneer in his main instrument, considered as one of the greatest bass players of all time.
"Sunshine of Your Love" - circa 1968 - Jack Bruce, bassist
Bruce performing in Frankfurt, Germany
AND, remember Bertie Forbes, who was born on this date, as well.
Bertie Forbes, born on this day in 1880, created FORBES MAGAZINE. As a Scotsman, as well, this makes Colin not only happy but deeply honored.
As a reporter and editorial writer with a local newspaper until 1901 when he moved to South Africa and founded the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg. He emigrated to none other than New York City in 1904 where he was employed as a writer and financial editor and then founded FORBES.
These five mega names sums it up. Colin, you're certainly in good company on your 21st.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL SUPERSTARS BORN ON MAY 14TH, SARATOGA!
|B. C. Forbes|
|Bertie Forbes - journalist, author, publisher|