While we visited friends in Williamsburg VA, August 22 rolled around and Steve was ready to celebrate his 70th birthday. As dessert was served at the Fat Canary, a really great restaurant, the hostess brought an envelope that had been delivered earlier in the day. It was a gift certificate for the meal and a bound volume of “70 Years in 70 Haikus” that our clever children had put together for their father. Such a surprise! He couldn’t have been more pleased. Some of the references may be obscure to non-family members, but our memories came flooding back to the beat of 5 – 7 – 5 syllables per line. Here’s the poem.