FC: Michael Jameson | Still Cruising at 50!!
1: 50 Fabulous Years | Let's start the drive through
2: In the beginning ... | Date: May 28, 1963 Time: 9:00 p.m. Place: Playing bridge with Grammie Kay and her friend Ted Webb at 415 Pacific Ave. in Piedmont, CA, the house where Bonnie grew up Scene: Bonnie's labor pains begin | Our Mike was to be delivered at Alameda Hospital in Alameda, CA, about one half hour's drive away. Around 10:30 p.m., we got in the car and started to drive to the hospital. At that time, the cost of a hospital stay was $30/day, starting at midnight. As we neared Alameda, my pains became very sharp, but I thought there was plenty of time because it took Mike's brother, Dan, 12 hours to be born after the labor pains started. We arrived at the hospital at 11:30 p.m. Thinking Mike would take his time, I asked to be admitted after midnight to save $30 for the current day. We were only 26 and every penny counted! A nurse came down to the admittance room and took a look at me. I told her we wanted to wait until after midnight to save a day's fee. She said, "Dear, we won't admit you until after midnight, but I think you should come with me NOW!" She was right. Promptly at 11:52 p.m., Michael Borden Jameson entered this world with no trouble at all, and he has been a perfect son all these years. We never minded the extra $30 for that 8 minutes of precious time. Lovingly, | and | Mom | Dad
3: Michael Jameson Burst Into The World May 28, 1963 to proud parents Lee and Bonnie Jameson
4: The Beginning of a Great Man
5: Bugging His Big Brother | Eating and Pooping | Gurgling and Cooing | Mugging for the camera | Once Michael arrived, he decided to enjoy life to the fullest, so he immediately got started on his | Despite all of this important work, there was still one burning question in his mind ... | C R I T I C A L B A B Y H O O D T A S K S
6: What do I want to be when I grow up?
7: Hmmm ...
8: I KNOW!!! | But first, let me call my main man, Santa. | Yo, Santa ... I picked out what I want to be but it's feeling kind of hard to do! | 1964 | Dialed-In from the Beginning
9: He got to be ... | Santa eased little Michael's mind, and he got his wish. | So charming, they call him "Mr. San Francisco" | "Midas Touch" at Prudential | Super Cool! | Damn Good Looking | The Talk of the Town! | Super Fun with a Great Laugh | Dapper Dan
10: Thanks to all the "handsome and smart juice" he drank every day, Michael went from an adorable but sometimes awkward boy to a wonderful man who is loved by all his family and friends. To mark the occasion of his 50th birthday, Michael's loved ones have written special messages for him. Turn the page to enjoy the sentiments! | Gearing Up For Life's Adventures
11: Young Buck | COLLEGE | Birthday Babe | High School | Father & | "Outstanding Service" Award | Jr. High Grad | Hunk-O-Rama | Mr. Professional
12: Mike has always loved cars. When he was in high school, he worked for the local hardware store. Being a very responsible person and working hard, he gained the complete confidence of the owner and virtually became the weekend manager of the store. The result of this effort was his 1967 Camaro! In the years since, Mike's dedication to both his family and work has been well-demonstrated. He is a great person, and I am proud to have him as my son. I love him very much. Lee His Loving Dad | PROUD PAPA
13: There is no way to express in words how much I love and admire my son, Michael. He has always been the perfect son. I remember his fourth grade teacher saying to me, "everyone loves Mike." He has so many fine attributes; it is hard to select a few, but from my point of view, here's a try: LOYAL LOVING HUMBLE SUCCESSFUL FINE PARENT PERFECT SON I love you, "Mikey Boy." Your Mom, Bonnie | Proud Mama
14: The #1 Son | Dear Dad, I love you. The number of sacrifices that you have made for Anna and me in the past 22 years has been the most admirable thing I have seen with my own eyes. Your selflessness and humility inspire me to be a better boy. As a man, you have been a rock of stability, regardless of the trials or tribulations that you have faced. You gave me life and have showed me how to live. How can I thank you for that? I guess all I can say is that I have the rest of my life to figure it out. I can't imagine my life without a great dad, role model and example to live by. What a blessing. You push me to be a better person and show me what is possible with persistence and a strong work ethic. So much of who I am wouldn't be possible without you. And so much of who I hope to be resembles you. I can't express the loving respect I have for you, Dad. You're the man! Happy 50th Birthday, Mikey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you live 50 more, and we spend them together. Ryan
15: The Loveliest Daughter in the Land | Dear Dad, I am so lucky. There is no way to thank you as much as I want to. You have given me the most amazing opportunities in life, and have supported me through every setback and triumph. You have given me the gift of security. I know that whatever I do in life, you will be there. As a role model, your successes in work and life motivate me to work hard. One of the things I appreciate the most is how even though you have given me so much, you continue to make sure I stay humble. You have made me an appreciative and grounded young woman. Having you in my life has made me who I am, and I cannot wait for the years to come. I love you. Happy 50th Birthday, Daddy! Love, Anna
16: The Jameson Clan
17: Riding back from the country in the back of the station wagon together, watching the telephone wires race by is a good memory. - Dan | In 1985, our family went to London and Paris with mom and Mike. Don Hucke didn't want to go, so the six of us were a force. Alisa was 12 and Di was 9. In London, Mike taught the girls how to ride all kinds of transports. They would plan trips on buses, trains, taxis and boats, and we adventured every day. Mom would always find a great restaurant for dinner after these crazy day trips. In Paris, we had to do some work at Amex, and the gang stopped for lunch across the square. We ordered a small chocolate mousse after lunch and out came enough for 20! Mike ate enough for 10, and all of us were done for the day. We had a wonderful adventure, and my girls learned how much fun it can be with Mike. Of course, we can't believe he is 50! He will always be 21 in our minds! Have a fabulous time! Love, Bet and Jim | Dear Mike, We must admit that we regret that we have only had the opportunity to interact with you a few times in all of these years, a half dozen, at most. Of course, through your parents we have heard of your substantial success in the business world and have come to know that you are a man of high intelligence, integrity, managerial competence and success. And maybe of greater importance, you are a great father of two bright, engaging children, sure to make their own marks on American life. More recently, however, our paths have crossed with greater frequency. There was that splendid hillside party at Jim & Bette’s to honor their, and your parents’, wedding anniversaries. More recently, on the East Coast, it was our pleasure to spend fun and quality time with you and Hillary as you toured Washington, D.C., and came to know a bit better of the city of your grandfather, Francis “Shorty” Jameson, and especially the workplaces of your two great grandfathers: John Franklin Jameson, American Historian, and Philip Lee Phillips, Map Historian. J. Franklin is credited with the establishment by Congress of the National Archives. Among the many testaments to his work were the establishment of the American Historical Association, the Dictionary of American Biography, and the crowning touch, the building of the National Archives on Constitution Avenue. A plaque to recognize his achievement is in the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance of that building. If you didn’t see that on your last trip, we hope to be able to share that with you on a future trip. Philip Lee did not wish to become a lawyer, as was his father, Philip Phillips, but instead made his mark at the Library of Congress where, as a clerk, he rounded up the tens of thousands of maps scattered through the collection in the Library and brought them together to form the Cartography and Map Division, second only in size to the collections in the British Museum. Your accomplishments in the corporate arena are as significant as those of your two paternal great grandfathers as public servants, and you exemplify the character, values, perseverance and work ethic that have distinguished the Jameson name over the years. We love you as our nephew, Mike, and are very proud of you and the legacy that you’ll leave as a Jameson. We look forward to seeing you and Hillary soon and to making up for lost time. Happy Birthday! 50 just doesn’t seem possible!! With much love and every good wish, John and BJ
18: The New Girl In Town | Date: August 16, 2011 Location: Match.com Subject: Hello! On August 16, 2011, I experienced a miracle. Your handsome face and lovely smile flashed across my computer screen thanks to Match.com. For years I had written countless letters to an anonymous love who was: super tall, intelligent, playful, kind, open, loving, and of course, wickedly good-looking—and there you were! You must have been listening from afar. I couldn't wait to meet you. Though it took us a month to finally connect, I will never forget our first meeting at Hillstones. I looked into your hazel eyes and knew instantly that you were the one for me. We have so much in common, even childhood friends. I smile when I think that maybe we have been orbiting each other all our lives in order to prepare for this perfect time to come together at long last. Every day I cherish your presence in my life. You are an amazing human being, and I am so proud of your kindness and accomplishments. Now that I have found you, I hope to spend the next 50 years by your side. Happy 50th birthday, baby—I love you madly. Hillary
20: Happy 50th Birthday | Michael Borden Jameson
21: We Love You! Enjoy the Rest of the Ride!
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