Thankful Thursday: My Longevity Is Still Undefined

Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Thankful Thursday:  My Longevity Is Still Undefined

It has been a hectic week with business and the running around getting ready for a Birthday that encompasses  a lot of years.

Our family celebrates a lot of birthdays in September and when it comes to the heads of the family the numbers still are accumulating. 

This past weekend we were celebrating at a Bachelor testimonial (Stag) for my nephew who is getting married in early November.  As his fiancee is from Ma, the bachelorette part for her was held on Saturday as most were here anyway. In reality the shower was the reason for the stag.

But there were also birthdays on the same days: My Mom, Laura celebrated her 99 birthday on Friday but the celebration and recognition was brief due to the parties. Nephew Kevin for whom we toasted on Friday celebrated his birthday on Sat, but again as it was the shower the celebrations were brief.

Which brought us to Sunday.

Well lets have a belated celebration for the first 2 and while all are together an early party for Dad who turned 101 on Wednesday.

Here are the celebrants'  R to L, Joseph Silva (Dad) at 101, Nephew Kevin at 41, Laura, (Mom) at 99, and the last is mom's  sister Aida at a young 100 this past June.

Not able to attend due to his own family party was mom's baby brother Tony, who turns 96 today.

So as we tend to judge our longevity by the lifespans of our parents and relatives, mine has yet to be unofficially defined, and as they take almost no medication nor had major illnesses, it's not known how far this will go.


Thankful Thursday:  My Longevity Is Still Undefined

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Ed Silva  Mapleridge Realty, LLC,   203-206-0754

Comments (19)

Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Wow Ed Silva you are so beyond blessed to have your parents still healthy and smiling! Happy 101 Birthday to your dad! How beautiful is to get together with the family and enjoy those precious moments. Keep celebrating life! and Congrats to your nephew!

Sep 30, 2021 09:23 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Happy Birthday to your dad.  We had a whole bunch of celebrations in September also, my nephew, his wife, and his daughter.  It is a wonderful to have longevity in your family.  A

Sep 30, 2021 09:56 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Ed,  Like to hear of birthday in groups that are still young.  I have a aunt that is 97 andother one 96. But but lost my aund Marion last year at 100.


Sep 30, 2021 10:22 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed my dad's side of the family tends to live well into their 90's.   I don't know but it may have something to do with both our families being Portuguese.  ☺️

Sep 30, 2021 10:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Happy birthday to all in the Silva family celebrating this month. Your parents are just awesome... wish I still had my mother with me.

Sep 30, 2021 11:00 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Ed Silva It could be that New England blood!!  Congrats to your beautiful family!

Sep 30, 2021 03:53 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Wow!  You have great genes and will probably live to at least 100!  Thanks for sharing this joy with all of us.  Happy birthday to all.

Sep 30, 2021 04:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wow, count me impressed!!!!  Happy Birthday to all of the Silva family members!!! I'll have some of whatever they eat and drink for longevity. 

Sep 30, 2021 06:26 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

How amazing to have a dad turning 101.  The photo is really neat, Ed.  Happy Birthday to all who observed their special day!

Sep 30, 2021 07:06 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - I, too, am quite impressed.  Not only with the longevity shown in your post but by the number of parties that the extended Silva family participates.  Sounds like a very fun time with fun people.  And happy birthday in advance to you.  Time for more celebrating. . .   

Oct 01, 2021 03:36 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, everyone is looking good and your Dad being 101 is quite incredible.  Your family must live a good life.

Oct 01, 2021 05:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wow! You and your family have very good reasons to celebrate.

Happy Birthday to all!

Oct 01, 2021 08:01 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are so blessed to have your parents and other relatives still celebrating their many years of earthly success Ed. And many more! WOW!

Oct 01, 2021 09:08 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

And they are probably all young at heart too. How wonderful to have so many generations around!

Oct 01, 2021 10:22 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, you definitely have good genes in your family, congratulations on all these birthdays! 

Oct 02, 2021 08:07 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

What a wonderful list of birthday celebrants!  It must be exciting for others to see and experience this birthday celebration.  Longevity is inherited!

Oct 05, 2021 09:04 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Ed - you and your family have very good Genes I must say.

Oct 05, 2021 10:04 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - some people search for the Fountain of Youth. Others make special allowances to do plastic surgery to make them keep their youthful looks. Perhaps the real secret to longevity is togetherness with family birthday celebrations. In your family forever young comes to mind. Not one person looks to be the ages you shared. I have no doubt no one ever had cosmetic surgery and everyone in your family grows older with grace and all are showered with blessings. That photograph sitting together at the dining room table is just beautiful. What a blessing it is to know, longevity runs in the family. I wish all members of your family, including you many birthday celebrations. This family story and the family photo exemplifies how important it is to remain united while celebrating each ones birthday. Thank you for sharing!

Oct 07, 2021 03:04 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

Wow, lots of things to celebrate. You certainly have some lengivity in your family. That last photo is very special!


Oct 07, 2021 05:45 PM