August celebrated his 99th birthday on the 5th of April, 2020.
He celebrated at home, with not so many younger people around him, as he is used to.
He still has some Estonians living at his lovely home, giving him company and helping along with some cleaning. August spends well deserved peaceful days at his home environment, as he has assisted so much in the past – donating towards Eesti Paevad, Estonian performers, Estonian Newspaper, bus trips from Estonian House, etc. August’s meat pies (pirukad) were at every choir rehearsal, August’s cooking was at every Estonian House event. Out of Estonian House he has been strong environmentalist.
August has written his memoirs, and he has written about his life philosophy – he has a strong belief that good will, keeping positive and making other people happy by helping creates healthy living. August is the best advocate for this motto.
Happy birthday, AUGUST SIRKEL, and in 2021 we will have the big party that you love and deserve!
by: Sirje Rivers