Many thanks to you who sent birthday greetings with notes.
Several of you said that you would have Masses said for me, which is very much appreciated.
Another several wrote along the lines of, “You are THAT OLD?!?”
Others, reading my line about entering my “sixtieth year” assumed that I turned 60. Sorry. I am not as old as you think. I turned 59. Your 59th birthday is the beginning of your 60th year. That’s one of the reasons why I began a post yesterday with the canon about fasting.
In any event, thanks everyone for the greetings! I accept them even on a belated basis.