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Todd Bradshaw
05-04-2017, 08:12 PM
65 today (at least most of me). Retiring (at least on paper). Brought home three twelve-year-olds to party with (at least they look old enough). :)


05-04-2017, 08:17 PM
Congrat's Todd, and indeed a happy birthday with that lot of beauties.

Somehow I don't think you are the retiring type……………..

Paul Pless
05-04-2017, 08:20 PM
Congratulations Todd!

jack grebe
05-04-2017, 08:22 PM
Congratulations and enjoy!

David G
05-04-2017, 08:23 PM
Looks like a lovely guest list...

Glen Longino
05-04-2017, 08:32 PM
Happy Birthday young man, and many more!

C. Ross
05-04-2017, 08:36 PM

Jimmy W
05-04-2017, 08:40 PM
Congratulations, Todd.

05-04-2017, 09:17 PM
Happy Bday, Todd!


05-04-2017, 09:22 PM
HBD! Looks very tasty.

05-05-2017, 12:12 AM
Happy Birthday, Amigo!

Enjoy the whisky. Shoot out the lights!

Robbie 2
05-05-2017, 01:34 AM
Best wishes for your retirement.

05-05-2017, 03:25 AM
Happy birthday Todd! And thank you for your wisdom, sage advice and your wonderful contribution to our boating world. And I got heart burn and a headache just looking at that photo:) JayInOz

Peerie Maa
05-05-2017, 03:59 AM
Happy Birthday. Don't need to wish you to have a good one. ;):D

05-05-2017, 08:33 AM
Congrats, Tom.

Now if you don't empty those in a day, you will stay ahead of the game.

jack grebe
05-05-2017, 08:36 AM
How's that brain housing group doing this morning Todd?

05-05-2017, 08:36 AM
Enjoy your retirement sir!

Ian McColgin
05-05-2017, 08:50 AM
Outstanding to find some Bun. I can't get it anymore around here.

Norman Bernstein
05-05-2017, 08:53 AM
Welcome to the '65' club, Todd (I joined last October). :)

05-05-2017, 08:59 AM
Congratulations, Todd, enjoy it!

05-05-2017, 09:00 AM

You could always do what my father does in retirement!

Turn, turn, turn!


05-05-2017, 09:04 AM
Now you can get busy with some sailmaking or writing a book.

Penblwydd hapus

Jim Bow
05-05-2017, 09:16 AM
65? Ah, Youth!

05-05-2017, 09:35 AM
Happy Birthday!

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skills with us.

An impressive collection. How long 'til you start coacnwhipping the empties?


05-05-2017, 09:43 AM
Congratulations! Pace yourself. You need to top this when you hit 70!

Flying Orca
05-05-2017, 10:05 AM
Now, this is worth logging in for! Congratulations, enjoy the Bunnahabhain (one of my personal favourites), and if you find yourself needing to re-home any Rickenbackers, feel free to PM me! :d

05-05-2017, 10:08 AM
Happy birthday, Todd! More train time in your future?

Jeff C

05-05-2017, 10:40 AM
Congratulations, sir. I wish you the happiest of retirements.

Mickey Lake

Lew Barrett
05-05-2017, 10:44 AM
Nothing wrong with 65. Seventy two hurts a bit though.

Paul Pless
05-05-2017, 10:45 AM
Seventy two hurts a bit though.buy the lambo :D

05-05-2017, 10:48 AM
Oh to be sixty-five again!

05-05-2017, 11:59 AM
Happy birthday, Todd, and all the very best for your new year.

This cake is especially for you

05-05-2017, 12:15 PM
Congratulations. May you have a long, healthy and enjoyable retirement.

Some nice whisky there. Y>

05-05-2017, 03:34 PM
Ha! Retirement? I bet you'll be busier than you were when you were working. Congrats though & enjoy those lovely 12 year olds.

John Meachen
05-05-2017, 03:37 PM
Congratulations on becoming a gentleman of leisure.

05-05-2017, 03:45 PM
When the old age pension comes to the door we will not be eating beans no more.

John of Phoenix
05-05-2017, 04:19 PM
Three 12 year-olds. Good one. :D

Happy birthday.

Todd Bradshaw
05-05-2017, 06:00 PM
Thanks folks! Being retired, I tried to do as little as possible today :) Played ball with the dog and later walked a couple miles on the treadmill at cardiac rehab. I still go because my wife makes me and says I need to get out and away from the computer. No hangovers today and we enjoyed of our little tasting party last night. The Glenmorangie and Bunnahabhain were new ones for us. The Pulteney is our old standby for a quality, consistent, not horribly expensive, non-peated single malt (my wife isn't much of a peat fan). The Glenmorangie is pleasant and mellow, though I didn't find it terribly distinctive. The Bunnahabhain was very good. Bottled at 46.3% and non chill filtered, it's pretty zippy and very flavorful. We've sampled about 20 different single malts over the last couple of years, and in the unpeated category the Bunnahabhain would have to be one of the best. We'll probably need to run further tests tonight...just to be sure.

As for the retirement part, I still have about 100 of my father's watercolors that need to be framed. Then I bought a machine last year that sews heavy leather like butter and needs more use. Might need to get a horse and make him a saddle and such - not sure where I would park him though..... Our old house always needs some kind of work, and if I can zip-line the big fur trade canoe out of the loft this spring and get it up north where we can use it, I might even have room down here to build some sort of boat! What a novel idea!

I love the cake Spinner! It looks like my old Harmony six-string from 1965 that's somewhere up in my attic - only the cake looks like it has a straighter neck and lower action. :)

Phil Y
05-06-2017, 03:00 AM
Congratulations Todd, enjoy the scotch and your retirement, and thank you so much for all your careful, wise and helpful contributions here. You are right up there with The Chemist.

Wet Feet
05-06-2017, 03:24 AM
Congratulations Todd, enjoy the scotch and your retirement, and thank you so much for all your careful, wise and helpful contributions here. You are right up there with The Chemist.

What Phil said.

Enjoy that trio.

05-06-2017, 04:03 AM
Well done, congratulations on surviving ! Y>:D