Happy Birthday to you dear Rich! I hope that you have a great day!
Rich is a great guy and has his own business. He can fix about anything and is smart. He loves Nascar, his wife, family, and friends, and to tinker around with a variety of things at his house. He is a lot of fun to be around too!!
Many years ago, before I met Kirk, Rich nicknamed me Patti Cakes, and used to call me that for a while. Little did he know that my name eventually could be Patti Cates. Notice just one letter is different — the K which starts Kirk’s name. Interesting, wouldn’t you say?
I have known Rich and his wife Karen for almost 20 years. Karen and I worked together in the same office for four years. During that time, we got together a lot. I was single at the time and the two of them always made me feel welcome and not like I was a third wheel. I have always appreciate that about them.
One time we went to their beach house and had so much fun. We talked the entire way in the car since it was a road trip, and then continued when we got there. It is nice to not run out of things to discuss. For a time, Rich was the big brother that I never had.
After I met Kirk, the four of us would get together and have a blast. It was great that all of us got along well with each other and liked each other. That is rare and I so appreciate it!
Rich also tells great stories and jokes. He is always fun to talk to. I haven’t seen him or Karen in a while and miss them both. We now live in different states so it is more of a challenge to get together.
We do, however, keep in touch, so that is great. Hopefully we can plan a get together soon!!
Happy Birthday to you Rich! May you have as fun a day as you are! Love you both!!!