Saturday, October 1, 2016

It was a good day...


Dad on the Columbia River 2016

Dad's 93rd birthday was Monday, the 26th. That's a lot of water under the gunnels. 

He didn't know that Marymine and the grands were coming up on Sunday to help him celebrate. I had told him I would be back from early mass in time to take him out for Sunday breakfast at the airport. "Be ready to roll, Dad." I got back and he was still asleep (those long nightly, late night phone calls with the girlfriend just plum tucker a fella out).

Just as he was finishing getting ready, Marymine and the grands showed up.  He was very surprised, and happy to see them. 



Ever the farmer, his first question to Colt was, "how come your not in rice harvest?" Colt said, it looked like another week and he would be. 
Many stories were told, much cake and ice cream was eaten, many sparklers sparkled, and the house rang with laughter. It was a good day.
Monday, on Dad's birthday, he got visits from friends, and calls from far and wide, and a call from my brother.  My Sean called to wish him a great birthday, and share remembrances of good hunts together.

Dad & my Sean hog hunt'n on the home ranch.

It was a good day.






11 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good day, indeed! Happy birthday to the old man!

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  2. Happy Birthday to your Dad! What a wonderful way to celebrate!

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  3. "The house rang with laughter."

    I love that. God bless.

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  4. Happy Birthday to your Dad. Great Surprise guests! ;-)

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  5. And you made sure he had a Happy Birthday. You are such a good daughter.

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  6. Outstanding! Happy Belated Birthday to him!

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  7. Such a sweet blog post. These photos of life happening past and present emphasize the point of staying in the present moment. Your dad is one of that generation that is so unlike the present ones. And yet, looking at your grandchildren, I find it gives me hope.

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  8. Happy, Happy Birthday to your Dad! Such a lovely family!

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  9. Nothing in the world better. Happy Birthday to your papa!

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  10. Thank you all for the Happy Birthday wishes for Dad. I will gladly pass them on to him.

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