Today is Jonathon’s birthday!

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He is 35 years old and has an untold number of friends!

Everywhere I go with Jonathon…there are countless greetings from people that know him and smile and are glad to see him!

People matter to Jonathon Brooks.  He never sees a stranger and has a kind word for all he encounters!

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When he worked at SIUC’s Food Service, the students formed a Fan Page for him…and it is still going…several years after he transferred to Key Control.

Jonathon is a writer and he reads his works at the Longbranch Cafe in Carbondale, Illinois on, most, Friday evenings.

He is an, avid, reader.  Not like the Seinfeld episode titled, ‘Bizzaro World,’ where Elaine was commenting on; Jerry, George, and Kramer’s, bizarre opposites, stating that, ‘They read, Jerry,’  whereupon Jerry retorts, ‘I read,’ and Elaine replies, ‘Books…Jerry…books!’

Aaron, Jonathon, and I are vintage vinyl records aficionados.  Early, tomorrow morning we are going to our local record store, Plaza Records, to celebrate, Record Store Day!

I look back on the years and I realize that they have flown by much to quickly.  I am, extremely, happy that Mary Jane and I are able to be with our sons on a regular basis and that they still enjoy our company.

So, if you want to know a great guy…and have a lifelong friend…and, ladies,…a good catch…need I say more?

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14 responses

  1. Humanity Lives On | Reply

    Amazing, many happy returns of the day to Jonathon, wishing him the happiest of birthdays. – Cezane

    1. Thank you, my friend! 🎂

  2. Happy 35th birthday wishes for Jonathan! Cheers to good health and happiness always!

    1. Many thanks, my friend! 🍰

      1. You are most welcome. Have a good celebration.

      1. Most welcome birthday boy!!🎁🎉🎈🍷🎂

  3. Happy Birthday, Jonathan!!! I miss seeing your smile at work when i would wave & honk at you as we passed for our different shifts! Hope your day is great, as I’m certain your family will see to! I will have to come hear your works some Friday!!! Great blog Jay!!!

    1. Thank you, my friend! 😃

    2. Thank you so much! The readings are the second Friday of each month at 7:00 at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery.

  4. That was nice. Thanks for sharing a good story about a good person. Brick

    1. Thank you, my friend! 🌞

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