Courtesy of 5276 Digger MacDougall
5272 DAVID LIGHTBURN
In an almost anonymous text from Belgium, I was advised by His Excellency, Lord David of the House of Lightburn, Marshall of the Realm and Keeper of the Keys to the Fountain of Youth, that as of this day, all and sundry surviving members of the RMC Class of 1961, have been endowed, and Yeah awarded, the Venerable and Sacred Order of the Octogenarian.
On yours and our behalf I have ordered that the following communication be delivered to him by hand, from the Master of Post of the Land of Leopold, the following missive:
To our dearly loved classmate, friend, brother at arms and colleague David, beloved of God,
Greetings, congratulations and happy 80th anniversary of your birth, the day the earth stopped rotating, Rivers flowed backwards and Liverpool burst into aura of beaming light, burn.
“To you from failing hands we throw the torch”. With open heart, we welcome you to the order of THE OCTOGENARIANS. We are richer now for your presence. It is our wish that you and yours continue to enjoy life as it unfolds for you.
Stay healthy and avoid old people.
And verily I say to you and all our classmates that they too shall know that as of this day, with our birthday wishes to David, we have now all come of age.