"In the beginning"


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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Holtieshouse is 70.

The photo below is a bit of a hoax it was taken about 4
years ago when my mate Warren and I did a trip through
the outback and down to Perth WA.

As we approached the town of Port Headland I noticed
that the road signs were the same as my initials….
Hmmm…. gotta be able to use that… so when we got to
the PH 70 sign I decided to do a birthday picture of what
I may well look like in 4 years time.

Please believe me, I struck this pose to accentuate my
WORST features, so just to prove this is an equal
opportunity Blog I have posed it untouched by photoshop
and in full living colour.

As my good friend Hoss would say, "I'm a lot purdier than
that in real life."

We traveled on for another 10 kilometres and sure enough
there was a PH 60 sign so once more outcame the camera
and even though I was no longer 60 I took the opportunity
to make up for the previous photo a little.

This was back in the time that I drove a Land Rover Discovery
would not get my vote for the best 4WD vehicle ever.

Fannie Green.

A man enters a confessional and says to the Irish Priest, "Father,
I have sinned; it has been one month since my last confession. I've
had sex with Fannie Green every week for the last month."

The priest tells the sinner, "You are forgiven, try to be stronger
and take three Hail Mary's for your penance"

Soon, another man enters the confessional. "Father, I have sinned;
it has been two months since my last confession. I have had sex
with Fannie Green twice a week for the last two months."

This time the priest asks, "Who is this Fannie Green?

"A new woman in the parish," the sinner replies.

"Very well," says the priest. "You are forgiven my son but try to
be stronger and avoid temptation, go and say ten Hail Mary's
for your penance."

The following morning at mass, the priest is preparing to read
the gospel when a gorgeous, tall woman enters the church.
All the men's eyes fall upon her as she slowly sashays up the
aisle and sits down in the pew right in front of the Altar. Her
dress is green and very short, with matching shiny emerald
green shoes.

The priest and altar boy gasp as the woman sits down with
her legs slightly spread apart, Sharon Stone-style.

The priest turns to the altar boy and whisperingly asks, "Is
that Fannie Green?"

The altar boy quietly replies, "No Father, I think it's just the

reflection off her shoes."


Merle said...

Hi Little Brother ~~ Catching up aren't we? ~~ only 2 years between us ~~ not the 3 years for the last 4 days.
Hope you are having a great birthday and a few surprises for the big 70 !!
The photos are great but I have to say you look better with your clothes on.
I am watching Brisbane beating Freo.
Cheers, Merle.

Miss Cellania said...

Happy Birthday! I hope its a wonderful celebration!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday!!

Marcus said...

Happy 70th Birthday Pop

Nice to be here with you to celebrate the occasion

Thanks for being my Dad, for all you've done and given to me and for your love and support.

I love you

Take care


Ivy the Goober said...

Happy Birthday, Peter!

Jan said...

Happy 70th Birthday Peter
Hope you had a great day with Vicki,Zac & friends and celebrate well into the evening with many glasses of cheers \_/ have an extra 1 for me.
take care .your friend Jan

jules said...

Sung in my best "Marilyn Monroe breathless voice"...
Happy Birth-day to you
Happy Birth- day to you
Happy Birth -Day
Petey Baby
Happy Birthday to YOU.
Lots of love old man.

FTS said...

Have a great birthday, Peter! :)

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Absolutely loved the 70th birthday pose and if I would have known it was here I would have posted it over on my blog today...

Happy Birthday Peter and I hope you had a wonderful day.

Please check out my blog today! We love you in the U.S. too and hope you continue to blog for many more years.

Big Dave T said...

Happy Birthday, Peter!

Hea, I hope I look that good when I turn 70. You look like you still could wrestle a croc or two.

Da Gal said...

I'm late.. I'm late.. I'm late for a very important date!

Happy Birthday Peter (a wee bit belated - of course). 70 suits you well. Now when you are going to come visit so I can give you some fresh cake?

I think you could stand a tour of America... from one blogger to another? Think about it!

Hope all of your birthday wishes come true. Happy birthday to you!

No_Newz said...

Happy Birthday Peter!
Lois Lane

LZ Blogger said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER! Here's to another 70 trips around the SUN! G'Day mate! ~ jb///

Marti said...

Happy Birthday Peter! I hope you have a magnificent day and will celebrate at least 50 more!

To a terrific blogger and terrific friend - three cheers! Hip hip hooray!

rdl said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIrthdday!! FTS sent me.

JunieRose2005 said...


I'm sure you're having a great B'Day, being with some of your kids!

:) The photos were fun viewing! You seem to enjoy life a lot!



Jude said...

Here from Trucker Bob's to say.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Hope it's a good one for you!

aka_monty said...

I hope you are having a marvelous day. :)

Love you!!!!!

Smurf said...

That was an awesome post! I love the picture tricks you did! Happy birthday! 70, wow, congratulations!!! ;)

Carolyn said...

Peter, Happy Birthday to you!!

I hope you're having a wonderful time, eating lots, drinking lots, and laughing lots & lots! Loved the piccies, btw ;)

Raggedy said...

*note please *ty *la la laaaa *hrmph *la la laaaaaaaaa *hahem *sorry warming up here..

Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuu! Happy Birthday tooo youuu!
Happy Biiiirthday dear Peeter,
Happy Birthday to you. cha cha cha

FTS sent me over, have a good one!

somershade said...

Happy 70 th birthday Peter,you look great.Love the photo on A.I.P's Blog.

kenju said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I see from Merle that you have company you were not expecting. I hope you have a great celebration of your 70th, Peter.

Ms. Vickie said...

Peter, I was not certain I would get by today with all that is going on so I had left you wishes for a special day a few day earlier. I did get a few minutes to stop by for today is a very soecial day and I wanted to make certain you know I am thinking of you and wishing you the very best. You have added laughter, wisdom and friendship to my life since you crossed my path here in cyberspace. I am proud to call you my friend Peter. I hope thie day will be very special but may this next year be even better for you. Wishing you the best of health, and may it be full of friends and family. :)

Melzie said...

Happy Birthday via Lois Lane's blog :) I first thought your blog said "hottieshouse" :) xoxo melzie

Buffy Holt said...

Just wanted to leave a note to say how much I enjoy your blog.

And Happy Birthday!!!!!

Jamie Dawn said...

Happy Birthday again!! I left a message yesterday, since I was unsure about the whole time difference thing.

You said your first picture was in full, living color.
I'm here to tell you that that was in full, living, lack of color.
This coming from one very white skinned, pale person, who has NO ROOM to talk. :) Luckily, I do not have a green fanny, though.

So, they're naming road markers after you these days?
Wow, you must really be important there in Aussie Land.

poopie said...

Happy Birthday Peter....and many many more!!

Texas Reader said...

Happy Birthday! Love the photos.

DellaB said...

love your photos - how did they know you were coming?

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Ho ho har de har har: Fannie Green and PH 70.

Happy Birthday, Peter, and many, many more Fannie Greens.

S said...

Happy Birthday! :)
Loved the pix.

Sudiegirl said...

Hey petey baby...

go check out my blog; you've got a virtual birthday card on there!

you owe me one...

Lyn said...

Hoping you are having a great birthday dad, and enjoying all the company.

Latigo Flint said...

A very happy 70th to you Peter Holt. May you never stop driving forward and turning the years back.

Wil said...

Happy Birthday, you ol' fart, and many happy returns of the day in future.

PS: Marti sent me...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A Very Hapy Birthday To You...
I have a big one coming up the end of June!
Hope your "day" is a lovely one!

Esther said...

I popped over from Lois' to wish you a Happy 70'th Birthday !

Cliff Morrow said...

I must admit Peter, the pic with all of your clothes on is much more ,,well,, appealing shall we say. Good story. Thanks and Happy B day.

Terri said...

Happy belated Birthday....Visiting here via Maria's.
Wishing you all the best in the coming year.

momma said...

Happy Birthday to you Peter. Silver Fox mentioned it was your 70th and being 71 and not near as "Purty" I had to come over and visit. By the way,Hubby sure enjoyed the Fanny Green thing!