May I ask you, my friends, not to make a big thing about this.
I’m really trying to keep it very low key so please try and keep your natural affability in check. Having spent the best part of my life in
the US I know how generous you all are but please no presents, cards etc.
in this instance.
And remember when you awake on Saturday morning, the 7th, do not immediately say ‘Great Scott! it’s Bob Taylor’s birthday’ No, just treat it
like any ordinary day. Thanks.
I cannot at this time see any advantage in reaching 90. But if I were to get a certificate would be something really worthwhile.