Sir John A. Macdonald (Matthew Donovan) with his bronze statue in Kingston’s City Hall
(I don’t actually think that you are all loyal, or subjects, it just amuses me to say that you are. Back in my day we still believed in the Queen! Oh, my how the times have changed.)
So, my birthday has come and gone again for yet another year — and my goodness! I must say that this birthday was quite exciting! I saw myself represented in a wonderful little musical filled with scandal (and some of which I can’t even remember if I actually did or not!), I hosted the Scottish Society of Ottawa’s New Year’s Eve Party (Hogmanay, we call it in Scotland of course), I became a regular at the Sir John A’s Public House (which used to be my law office – so isn’t it fitting that it is now a pub! Fitting and ironic! Wonderful.), and of course, I once again was beckoned to preside over my own birthday party on January 11th at my grandiose statue in Kingston’s City Park.
Now considering I’m pushing two hundred (one hundred and ninety eight to be exact), I think all of that was asking a lot of an old dog like me. I can remember when my mother was just barely sixty — if she happened to get up and find her spectacles in a day that was asking a lot! So my goodness people! Stop making me do so much on my own bloody birthday! It’s inhuman! A man can only take so much! You let other dead guys do their thing all of the time and just stay dead!
Sir John A. Macdonald & Lisa Ray co-hosting the All-Request Nooner on K-ROCK 105.7 in Kingston
But, if you insist, and I hope you do, I will eagerly meet your desires as I have ever. I will put aside my griping and complaining, and put away my moaning over the many tasks my weary soul must endure. I will return and return and return again to serve you, my beloved people – and I can faithfully attest that I would too – I died IN office and have no intention of turning down a position in office undead also! If you’d have me, that is.
So, here’s to my birthday! May it happen again next year! (Of course it will, I’m just being silly).
Your faithful servant,