Friday, June 17, 2011

Flashback Friday: Happy Birthday, dad!

My dad has made it to the big 6-5.... defying many doctors' predictions, and many other odds against him.

We chalk it up his longevity to two key factors:
  1. Stubbornness
  2. Belief in the mantra "He who dies with the most toys wins."
Back when he was only 12 years old, his stubbornness got him a story in the local newspaper.  After getting a tent for this birthday, his proceeded to camp in the tent in his backyard for the entire summer.

As for the toys, my dad collects toy trains.  And he never has enough...just ask my mom.  She is surrounded by trains.  My daddy thinks he's a train. Did you notice his name is Thomas?

My dad holding my younger brother.  Nice perm!
My dad, AKA Poppa, holding his first grandchild, my daughter.

My parents, AKA Poppa and Granny, at my brother's wedding.  Still lookin' good!

Happy birthday dad!


Missus Wookie said...

Happy Birthday Poppa!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Hope your Dad has a wonderful birthday.

Kristal said...

Happy birthday to your Dad!

{I live in the Akron/Cleveland area}

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