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Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Birthday Boy



My sister took this picture of Dad the day after the party - because, of course, the day of the party we had torrential rain.  When we were kids, he used to send us into the giggles by yelling "Pasta Fazool!"  I am sure that was a better stand-in for other terms....

His surprise party was a complete surprise.  The house was packed when he walked in and he just had the best time - as did we all.  So a very happy birthday, Dad.  I am so glad to have had you around to love for so many years.  I hope there are many more.

My BIL was still recovering from being sent out in the
monsoon, with faulty directions, in an effort to get Dad out of the
house.

Dad and his grandson, Austin.

My niece and nephew, Austin and Vera.

14 comments:

  1. Well, a very Happy Birthday.
    90.
    Wow-that's amazing!
    Think of all the neat things he's seen.

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    1. Sue, he'd be more than happy to tell you all about his grade school days - for hours.

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    2. LOL!
      Some of those old boys do tell a good tale.

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  2. Susan,

    A big Happy Birthday To Your Dad! 90 Years of Age, WOW..... you know he's doing something right. He needs to share his secrets on living to all :-)
    Pastafazool!!!!!

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    1. Pastafazool back atcha! He would be more than happy to talk to you. For hours. Heehee, seriously, he is a very personable guy. And he would say his longevity is due to his wife. And he'd be right!

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  3. You Dad is 90? I wouldn't believe it if you didn't tell us. He looks great!!!!!! Yes, I want his secrets too!

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    1. Let's just hope it's hereditary...

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  4. Happy, Happy Birthday to that young man! May he see many more celebrations with his loving family.
    Judy

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    1. I second that, Judy. Thanks for your kind thoughts.

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  5. You did such a fantastic job of planning this 90th birthday celebration for your dad. You be a very good little daughter! I was hoping for more pictures. Possibly even one containing your lovely face??

    P.S. Wow, you dredged up a memory from my deep, dark past. The expression "Pastafazool!" WHERE do I remember that from?? Oh, rats, this is going to bug me for days! (Unless I can remember, of course.)

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    1. Guess where my camera is? In Vermont! I was lucky I got out with my shoes on. Have you figured out where that saying fits in your past?

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  6. Well, congratulations to your dad on reaching 90!! I hope to look as good at that age, or even at 60! :)

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