1. My goodness Mr Mickey must have a picture in the attic !! He doesn’t look anything like 88 and I always think what a lovely smiley and happy chap he looks ! Wishing him a very happy Birthday and many happy returns ! Enjoy your celebrations together ! From a blog fan in England … Julia xxxxxxxxxx
    PS Hope the attic reference make sense in America … it’s a big compliment !

  2. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey!
    The relationship you two enjoy is such a delight to watch.
    Thank you for sharing this part of your life with us.
    Being a widow of almost 20 years I would only hope at some point to become acquainted with such a lovely gentleman.

  3. Happy birthday Mr. Mickey and may you enjoy many more.
    You two make a striking couple and compliment one another..
    Hope your day is everything you could wish for and I think the smiles says it all!
    Clara from Iowa

  4. Birthday blessings to you Mr. Mickey! Enjoy your special day & many more! (Loving the shoes Susan)♥️

  5. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey! You look great – I’ve said it before but you make such a nice looking couple!

  6. Happy birthday Mr. Mickey,
    What a wonderful picture, may you have a wonderful day! You’re very handsome and distinguished, love seeiing pictures and hearing about your adventures!

  7. So happy to send HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes your way.
    Continue to enjoy your day trips to NC and Tennessee in the cute convertible!
    Best wishes for health and happiness!

  8. Happy birthday, Mr. Mickey! Your adventures with Susan always make me smile! Looking forward to see where you and Susan decide to dine on this special day!

  9. Happy Birthday, Mr.Mickey! I hope you have a wonderful day! That is a lovely photograph of the two of you!

  10. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey! Love your impeccable gentlemanly manners. Such an inspiration.

  11. Wishing you the happiest birthday ever, Mt. Mickey! Enjoy your special day to the fullest.

  12. Congratulations on another turn around the sun Mr. Mickey! You are an inspiration to all of us not just Susan —
    enjoy your day and here’s to many more!

  13. Carl said to tell Mickey HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! He always remembered Mickey as having helped him get his start!!! Carl’s dad was going to let him use his backhoe and line up some side jobs on his own. And Mr Mickey was his first customer!! He trusted him to dig the water and sewer line on a house he owned over on a side street off Oakland! So tell Mr Mickey that we happen to know first hand that his kindness and generous spirit are traits he’s had for a good portion of those 88 years! He surely blessed us and our family!!

  14. Fabulous! Happy Birthday to the debonair Mr.Mickey! You both are so youthful in appearance and attitude. I’m so inspired by you both to live more fully.

  15. Happy, happy birthday. Mr. Mackey. I’m sure you’ll be dining somewhere nice thus evening to celebrate. Susan, please don’t forget to bring your camera!!!! We delight in enjoying your outings too; albeit, somewhat later.

  16. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag Mr. Mickey und weiterhin viel Glück, Gesundheit und Gottes Segen. Herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland von Monika Jacob

  17. Thank you, Susan

    Please let Mr . Mickey know that I appreciate
    you both sharing your interesting lives
    with your e-mail friends.
    You both inspire me to live life, and enjoy every day.

    Best wishes,
    Jean Liston

  18. Mr. Mickey, that wonderful smile is a reflection of all the smiles you have received over the years! Think of it: 88 years’ worth of smiles!

  19. You both look amazing! You are an inspiration to me and my hubby of 57 years.
    Warm regards from beautiful British Columbia.
    Sandra Todd

  20. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey.
    You look marvelous!!!
    May you be blessed with many more years.

  21. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful treasure to have such a supportive mate! And, a good looking one at that! I wish to look as good at 88! Enjoy your time together celebrating!

  22. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey! A toast to you Did you know you were a celebrity in your own right? You do now.

  23. Happy Birthday with love to my Uncle Mickey. A great man and a gentleman, indeed.

  24. Happy Birthday to Mr. Mickey! It cheers me that you and he have found such happiness together! Best wishes!

  25. Happy Birthday Squire. Such a lovely man ,that smile says it all. Class all the way and certainly looks like a man at no more than in his 60s. Have a wonderful day.

  26. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Mickey!! Enjoy your special day.

    I have to say that I’m very surprised by your age. I would never have thought that you were even 80! You’re definitely doing something right!

  27. Happy birthday, Mickey.
    You’re looking wonderful for 88 and may you continue to be so.
    Your partnership with Susan seems every bit as kind, generous and loving as my own with my husband.
    Here’s to 89!!!

  28. Happy Birthday Mr Mickey! You both have a special light that radiates. The world is a better place for you being in it.

  29. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey! I hope you, Susan and your family had a fantastic day and a wonderful birthday celebration!

  30. What an inspiration! Mr. Mickey has a light that shines in your photos….thank you for showing us how to age with grace and style!

  31. Happy Birthday from England! Our Queen is 96 so you are really only a youngster! You always look so very well turned out! Enjoy your special day ❤️

  32. Happy Birthday to that dashing, debonair Man About Town, Mr. Mickey…May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live…Many good wishes to both you and Susan on your special day…You make a lovely couple…Mary

  33. Happy Birthday Mr Mickey!!! You and Susan certainly bring out the best in each other. May God continue to richly bless you both.

  34. Happy Birthday, I hope you have a fabulous day and a wonderful year ahead. You sure compliment each other.

  35. Happy Birthday, Mr. Mickey! Wishing you good health and happiness in the year ahead. You and Susan are such a lovely couple, and I so enjoy reading of your adventures together.

  36. I hope I look half as good as Mr. Mickey when I reach that age in 11 years. Wow! Congrats on his birthday- you definitely are an awesome couple!

  37. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey!!! Wishing you all the best and many more blessed years to come.
    Thank you for being the counterpart to Susan.

  38. I hope you have had a delightful day and celebrated this birthday to the fullest. You wear 88 years beautifully. I only hope that my husband of 55 years and I will be enjoying weekly trips like you and Susan have when we are 88. Thank you for all the beautiful photos.

  39. Happy Birthday, and I really find it hard to believe you are 88!! You look much younger– a very handsome 88 for sure!

  40. Happy birthday Mr. Mickey! It has been a joy to read Susan’s blog over the years and get to know about you both. I have loved seeing you dressed impeccably for your various outings and reading about the sumptuous dinners. Wishing you good health and many more happy birthdays!

  41. Happy Birthday, Mr. Mickey. How wonderful it must be for you and Susan to know that you both touch the lives of friends you will never meet, at least in this lifetime. You are a fine team. Thank you both for including us on your journey. I pray that you will continue to share your experiences, strength and hopes. It enriches countless people. Kindness inspires these blog entires. That is sacred. Blessings, Janette

  42. Happy Birthday to Mr Mickey. How great you look for 88 yrs. How fortunate you and Susan have each other.

  43. Mr. Mickey looks fantastic! Just like you, Susan. Happy Birthday, Mr. Mickey! You’re both so blessed! May our Lord continue to shine through you both.

  44. Wishing you a truly Happy Birthday, Mr Mickey, with Susan at your side. Hope you celebrate for the week! You add a certain “je ne sais quoi” that makes Susan’s blog unique. Thank you, and have a wonderful year.

  45. Wishing Mr. Mickey a very happy birthday! Did a double-take at his age — wow! Would never have guessed 88 or even close to it! Lovely pic of you together. Thank you for sharing!

  46. happy birthday, mr. mickey!
    Susan, yours way the first fashion blog for “older” women I followed after my diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in 2018. you kept my going through chemo, radiation, surgery and more chemo. loved your approach to fashion. Wishing you all the best!

  47. A VERY HAPPY ‘BELATED” BIRTHDAY Wish.(from Australia. ..88 ..I cannot believe.!!

    Your calm, friendly, charming aura , surrounds every picture of You.
    from Bev x

  48. You’re wearing your years very well, Mr. Mickey!
    Happy Birthday!
    And, Susan, you look gorgeous as usual.

  49. Happy Birthday Mr Mickey from the Cretan high mountains GR.
    I am grateful you encourage Susan to continue this blog, that is a precious part of my life.

  50. Happy birthday Mr Mickey. You have a very kind face and are looking extremely well for 88. Enjoy your day.

  51. Happy birthday from Mauritius Island Mr. Mickey! I wish you many more years of happiness and good health.

  52. Happy Birthday, Mr Mickey! I hope we get to share many more birthdays with you and Susan and that the future brings you lots of joy, good health and peace. With affection, Halina Hassard (from Australia)

  53. Happy, Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey, and wishing you many more.
    You two make a lovely couple, God Bless……

  54. Oh my!!! What a handsome couple you are. You both are so inspiring and I love reading about what you are doing and where you go. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey hope you have a great day!

  55. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!There is no way MR. MICKEY IS that age. His goodness shines through his smile. May he enjoy good health and happiness to the age of 100 !! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR.MICKEY!!!!! TODAY IS OFFICIALLY MR.MICKEY DAY!!! He is also blessed with the lovely lady with him. THANK YOU Susan!!!!!!

  56. Happy Birthday to Mr. Mickey! You really enjoy life to the fullest! Have a wonderful day.

  57. Happy birthday, Mr. Mickey. May you have many more and continue to be the fine example you are. Thank you, Susan , for sharing him with us.

  58. OMG….88 !!! No way.
    You could easily pass for 15-20 years younger.
    May you both enjoy today, have a great meal, enjoy each other’s company. Your happiness shows on both your faces. God bless

  59. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey! God has blessed you and Susan in many ways. I wish you both the very best!

  60. Happy Birthday, Mr. Mickey! Thank you for all the support you have offered Susan over the years, which she in turn has shared with us. Thank you, also, for being the Southern gentleman that you clearly are. I can only hope that other young men are inspired by you!

  61. Susan,
    Could you post your skin care information again?
    Your face and skin look lovely. I have found the older we get, our skin dries out. I have very sensitive skin and have difficulty finding products I can use.

    Happy Birthday to Mr. Mickey. I am blessed to have a husband that, too, is a gentleman who loves to dress in style.

    Thank you for continuing your posts. They are encouraging.

  62. Happy Birthday, Mr. Mickey! You and Susan inspire all of us. I hope you have a wonderful celebration.

  63. Happy Birthday Mr Mickey! Wishing you joy and many blessings. Thank you Susan for sharing, helping and allowing us to share in your journey..

  64. Happy Birthday, Mr. Mickey! You both bring joy through Susan’s blog! Thank you for continuing to share your experiences and knowledge!

  65. Happy Birthday may God bless you with many more.
    You both look great!!
    Thank you for sharing.

  66. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey!! You two sure make for a good looking, classy couple. I wish you many more years in good health and happiness.

  67. Happy Birthday, Mr. Mickey!
    You are the epitome of a a gentleman – and you always look so good.
    Wishing you blessings on your birthday. I know the world became a better place the day you were born.

  68. Happy Birthday Mr.Mickey! What a joy and honor it is to “know” you and Susan! May you be blessed with great health, abundance of love and joy

  69. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey! Beautiful picture. Enjoy all the adventures you have in store this year! You and Susan are inspiration for making the most of each day.

  70. I think there is no greater complement about a man than to say he is a gentleman. That encompasses so much.

  71. Happy Birthday from Louisiana! I love seeing pictures of you two and reading about your adventures together. Thank you for sharing a piece of your life with the rest of us and I hope you had a lovely day!

  72. Happy birthdy to Mr. Mickey! I love when he is included in your posts! And yes, he is ever the dapper, distinguised gentleman. We should all be so lucky.

  73. Happy birthday Mr. Mickey. I hope you have a blessed day with the beautiful Ms Susan.

    I love your stained glass window

  74. Happy birthday, Mr. Mickey! You both inspire so many! Thank you for sharing your days with us!

  75. Happy birthday, Mister M! I hope your day is wonderful and filled with all of your favorites! Thank you both for this blog. It is a delight and brings a positive feel to the day. I have been visiting since the fifty not frumpy days but this is my first comment. Birthday celebrations and good wishes are important. Enjoy!

  76. Happy Birthday Mickey. You are truly a handsome gentleman. Wish you many more birthdays in good health and happiness…

  77. Aww, Mr. Mickey and our younger son (47) share a birthday! Birthday blessings to Mr. Mickey.

  78. Happy birthday Mr Mickey! Thanks for sharing all your adventures with us! Best wishes from Cape Town South Africa!

  79. Oh my gosh!!! You certainly don’t look your age!!!

    Happiest of Birthday Wishes, Mr. Mickey!!! May you be Blessed with many, many more and you and Susan enjoy celebrating all month long!! Cheers!!

  80. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey! You are a real Gentleman and I enjoy seeing all your excursions with Susan.
    Wishing you a year of good health and happiness.

  81. Hi Susan and Mr. Mickey,

    I love this picture of both of you. Wishing you a wonderful birthday celebration today. I admire your treasured
    friendship. You two are the best.

  82. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey. You really look good!

    Susan, be careful about redecorating his house. It looks like he has done a very good job and has a lot of precious collectibles! It also looks like this arrangement is a good thing, and we do not want it to change because we all enjoy hearing about you both–together–happy–forever. No more changes. Or, if you have to make a few, make them slowly and see if he still has that incredible smile. If he is still smiling, it is okay.

    I have to mention that I got some racks and am rearranging my clothes. You gave me the idea. I must have 50 black tops and probably 40 navy tops. Blacks all together, navy all together, white pants, tan pants, black pants–together. The black and navy go so well with white and tan pants. No problem figuring out what to wear when they arranged properly. I had no idea I had so many–some in boxes, some hanging, some in drawers. Buy them whenever they go on sale and shove them in a drawer. No more of that. I can’t believe I have so many. As soon as they fade I will wear them for everyday. You are so helpful. Is it possible to learn new things at 87 years of age. I guess so!

  83. Happy birthday Mr. Mickey! I like the wonderful act of opening the car door for Susan. A sign of a caring gentleman.

  84. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey! You are an exceptional man! I remember Jennifer always having such nice things to say about you and your company. Thank you for encouraging Susan! We all love her inspiration and communication with the world!

  85. My goodness, what a youthful 88! Here’s wishing you a great year and a happy birthday! You two are so generous to share your experience and experiences with us. Thank you for all you do. Wishing you both good things always.

  86. A man of distinction and a joy to know through this blog. Hope your birthday was full of blessings and joy.

  87. Wow, Mr. Mickey you look marvelous. Many happy returns on your special day. May you celebrate many more with your precious Susan.

  88. Happy Birthday Mr Mickey, I wish you many more years and good health.,,All the best to you. Bobbie

  89. Happy Birthday wishes! Keep on inspiring with your keen eye for men’s fashion!!!! What great taste you have!

  90. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr Mickey, nobody does clean shoes like you ! Like I said before I can make my
    mind up if your shoes or car is the shiniest !
    Men half your age and younger should take a leaf out of your book on how to be ‘clean and smart’ .instead of looking
    deliberately like vagabonds LOL
    You both look so happy and relaxed and as always Susan thank you for continuing your blog,
    God Bless both xPamela from Wales U.K.

  91. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey! You both inspire me to put my best foot forward in looking my best. Thank you for sharing your experiences.
    Marji Lakeland, TN

  92. Happy Birthday to Mr. Mickey! He always looks so dapper and upbeat, and you, Susan, are a lovely companion and friend to him. You both look wonderful!

  93. Happy birthday Mr Mickey Thank you both for including us in your adventures. Thank you, Susan, for sharing your tips on fashion and life after 60. Looking forward to future blogs.

  94. Happy Birthday, Mr. Mickey! I hope this day, and every day, is filled with joy, love and laughter. And thank you for sharing Susan with us – she is an inspiration too.

    KAREN Z.

  96. Dear Mr. Mickey, everyone is wishing you happy birthday, well I wish you lots of health, because all your happiness is standing right next to you in the photo.
    So I wish both of you many, many happy years together, enjoy each other company .
    From the bottom of my heart.
    Helen the Czech


  98. Happy 88th Birthday Mr. Mickey! You always look so dapper – such a gentleman!! May this next year bring you continued good health & lots of happiness. You & Susan make a beautiful couple by any standard.
    Best wishes in all that you do.

  99. Mr. and Ms. Class all the way. Mr. Mickey had me with the saddle shoes! When my husband wear his, I love it. Wishing you both good health and much happiness!

  100. Wishing you a very happy birthday, Mr. Mickey. You are obviously living right! Susan, what a sweet and thoughtful way for you to recognize the occasion!

  101. Happy Birthday, Mr. Mickey! Love your zest for life. Thanks so much for encouraging Miss Susan to continue blogging. She is a positive force for many of us. And because of your support, you are also!

  102. “The perfect gentleman”. I feel like if we were to Google that phrase Mr. Mickey’s picture would turn up in the search! Happy Birthday to a dapper dude! Wishing you continued good health and many happy years together!

  103. Mr. Mickey,

    You look absolutely great not a day over 74. I wish you and Susan many more happy times together. God Bless.

  104. Cheers Mr. Mickey on your 88th years young birthday . You and Susan are such special people and bring so much joy to your followers! Many happy returns of the day!

  105. Happiest of birthdays., all the best in the year. You couldn’t have a better partner to spend your time with.

  106. happy birthday! You are such a beautiful couple and so inspiring to all of us. God bless you both!

  107. Happy Birthday to you Mr. Mickey!
    Thanks for continuing to share in this journey with Susan. It’s a treat to see you both, and hear of your continuing adventures.

  108. Happy Birthday, Mr Mickey! May you have many more birthdays!!
    Thank you for encouraging Ms Susan to continue her blog.

  109. Birthday blessings to you, Mr. Mickey! You certainly look much younger than eighty-eight. (Perhaps it is because you have a positive attitude and a zest for life.) I hope you enjoy your special day!

  110. Happy Birthday. I never would have guessed you were 88. What ever you’re doing keep up the good work. Was shovelling snow ever on your agenda? If not then I am thinking maybe I should move south.

  111. You are truly blessed to have such a wonderful companion in your life. Happy birthday to Mr. Mickey

  112. Wishing you a very happy birthdaytime Mr Mickey !! Thankyou so much for being yourself and taking part in Susans blog Lovely photo of you both,you are an awesome couple !!

  113. Your comments on downsizing have been helpful as I reflect on the idea. Your upbeat attitude about what can be a discouraging prospect is welcome. Thank you for sharing your courage and thoughts.

  114. Happy birthday dear sir! You look amazing for 88. Wishing you many more happy, healthy, loving years.

  115. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey! You are looking very good! So glad you rebounded from your health issues. Would miss seeing your twinkling eyes and dapper appearance on these posts.

  116. Keep on celebrating, Mr.Mickey! You and Susan inspire me to live my best life everyday. May the coming year be filled with laughter, happy times and good health!

  117. Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey! You’re a rare breed – a gentleman with cLass! The two of you make a handsome couple. We are excited to share your adventures as you look for a new place and take us on that journey while wearing very stylish outfits and giving us tips for fashion, decorating and moving tips. How you’ll go about finding your next home. Great adventures in front of you. Best wishes for a wonderful happy year.

  118. Mr Mickey is a handsome, dapper gentleman.
    I enjoy and study your postings on fashion.

    I’m 82, and husband is 85. I’m a size 12, tall and we are both healthy and blessed. Our children and families live out of state so we travel.

    We’ve been in your area many times and I take note of the restaurants .

    Thank you both for all your fashion tips.

    Blessings on your continued journeys.

    Wilma Austin

  119. So sorry late with best wishes for a wonderful BD and year to come. You both always look amazing g and can not believe you are this age!!! Truly do not look or act it obviously!!! God Bless!!! Gaye

  120. Dear Susan en Mr. Mickey
    I’m a big fan of these blog en both of you also;
    Happy Birthday!
    Greatings from Belgium (west-Flanders)

  121. Mr Mikey looks wonderful. You are both so blessed to have shared such a rich friendship. Happy Birthday!

  122. Susan everyone single lady needs a Mr Mickey in their life!! He seems like a super companion!!
    Happy Birthday Mr Mickey and many more and best of health to you both!

    Connie H.

    1. He uses some of the Beautycounter (Counterman) products also. Part of his secret is that he has never smoked cigarettes and avoids processed foods and meat.

  123. He’s quite the renaissance man! Sending love and best wishes during Mr. Mickey’s birthday month!

  124. This is late, but I’ve been recovering from some cancer treatments and have a lot of emails stacked up I’m trying to catch up on. Just wanted to say a very belated happy birthday to your Mr. Mickey. He looks great for 88 and actually younger than his age. My mother in law is turning 90 in November and she too is still going strong. More power to them!

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