What was I thinking?  That I could keep my 60th birthday under wraps at work?  After all, I work with a roomful of reporters!

So, yesterday afternoon as I was at my desk pretending to be working and blissfully eating sunflower seeds in the newsroom, came the call.  "Terry, can you come to the studio for a minute?" Then I knew! 

But I had been oblivious to the studio filling with people, cake, candles, punch, "crime scene" yellow tape, a 60th birthday banner and presents (Steve Martin and David Sedaris books).  

Thanks to Cassie the News Director and crew for putting it together.  Cassie signed my birthday card "Kind of crazy that you were working here when I was born."  No comment. 

And, thanks to Jim the Director for the disc of pictures.  I’ll share a few here, eventually.

Getting old isn’t so bad.  BEING old is a bitch.  But I have no complaints.  I feel great and I’m not a stock broker.  In fact, I may have the best job in North Dakota.  I know I work with some of the best people.    

With Milo the Anchor

With Milo the Anchor

5 Responses

  1. Daryl Ritchison


    Happy Birthday. If it makes you feel better you were not working at WDAZ when I was born. šŸ˜‰

  2. Lacey Crisp

    Terry, I’m so sorry I missed your birthday! You were working at the station LONG before I was born!! Miss you guys!

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