Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Interesting facts about the birthday boy:
1. Mr Ratburn was born in Yonkers, NY
2. He in fact is a teacher.
3. He loves beer.
4. Mr Ratburn has two younger sisters who he was mean to when they were younger. He has since made amends.
5. He is a good jewish boy! Oy!
6. Mr Ratburn is buying a kayak this summer.
7. Mr Ratburn had never been out of North America until 2007 when he came to India with me.
8. Mr Ratburn loves coffee.
9. He is 6' tall.
10. When he was in his 20's, he had flaming red shoulder length curly Shirley Temple hair! Well, it looked a lot more like a lion's mane to me.
11. He met his wife, aka Susiestheboss, at a Grateful Dead show in 1984.
12. As tokens of baksheesh, he is owns a sitar, tablas, a soorangi, and a mandolin that I brought back for him from India. He also has an awesome classical guitar which I bought him for his birthday about 20 years ago, and a bass guitar that a friend gave him.
Happy Birthday, Mr Ratburn!

11 comments:

furiousBall said...

that dude has to be cool with all those cool instruments. i'm a bit envious, my mandolin bit the dust thanks to a little two year old boy running around the house with his "leetle geetar"

mssolitaire said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Ratburn indeed!! :)

Fortress Guinness said...

a very happy birthday Big G...!!!
hope you have a really good day mate...!!! all the best wishes to you...!!! ;)

lime said...

very cool ratburn trivia. can he play all those instruments? kayaking is much fun. hope he enjoys.

lime said...

oh, and happy birthday!

G-Man said...

Happy Birthday Mr. G....
THE luckiest bastard on the planet!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Ratburn, hope you have a wonderful birthday. Lots of Love Jeanne and all

BTExpress said...

Yes, happy birthday sir.

RennyBA said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your Man - all the way from Norway!

I just love kayak! Tell him to bring it with - and you of course! - to Norway this summer and it will add Europe to your travel collection :-)

Seamus said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Ratburn!!!!! :)

Mona said...

Happy Birthday to Mr Ratburn ! :D

Nice Mr. ratburn Meme..er..himhim susie :D