Sunday, August 20, 2006

Grandad 101


I just had a phone call from my mother who is with my sister's family in Baton Rouge. While at the grocery store she received a surprise call from her father, my grandfather. He was calling from New Orleans to ask for directions; he'd driven over from Florida by himself. Six days from now, on Saturday the 26th of August, the birthday we share, my grandfather will turn 101. I can only hope that after he spends some time visiting with my sister he'll take a hard right and head up to Missouri in time to blow out enough combined candles to illuminate the sky from here to Texas.

Happy Birthday, Captain Everett. Again. And again. And again.

5 comments:

Karen Miedrich-Luo said...

Happy B'day Cap'n!

You don't look a day over 65 with that gorgeous head of hair and the shoulder span of a sailor. To be clear-eyed and independent at 101. O God, may I be so blessed.

Deeanne said...

What a cutie-pie. Happy, happy birthday Grandad and Allison!!

Maleah said...

I just can't quit smiling at that...

Jenni said...

Driving at 101 glorious years of age? Amazing! He's a handsome one, too. He sounds like the quality of man my grandfather was, and that is a compliment. Happy brithday to you both! (in 3 days)

Myself said...

good ole ev, im his # 1 (101) phan. what a character, without you he would not be a part of my life. i love all the oddities he sends us, his innovations, his care free amusement at all his absent ways, what a treat, what a character.
and you, same day as him, what a miracle. your birthday is our gift, the gift of you in all our lives.
THANK YOU FOR YOU

HUSBAND

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