Today my Dad is celebrating his 71st Birthday. His nickname is Bulldog…not exactly sure how that came about, but it suits him perfectly.
When I was growing up my Dad got great enjoyment from scaring the neighborhood boys when they came by the house. He would open the door really fast…and in a loud deep gruff voice, just shy of shouting, say… ”WHAT DO YOU WANT?!”… Back then I didn’t think it was very funny, actually it embarrassed me. But now I get it…
I am the oldest of four girls and this was his way of letting the boys know that he was looking out for his girls. I love that about my Dad.
My Dad knows what makes life worth living…Family!
Happy Birthday Bulldog!
It was 1961…
- President Kennedy creates the Peace Corps
- The Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is the first man to travel in to space
- Alan Shepherd blasts into space for a 20 minute ride…the space race was on!
- Coca-Cola introduces Sprite to compete with 7-Up
- Ray Kroc buys out the McDonald brothers
- Johnson and Johnson introduce Tylenol
- The Yo-Yo becomes the newest craze
- Ernest Hemingway commits suicide
- West Side Story wins for Best Picture
Celebrity Birthdays for June 9;
- Natalie Portman
- Johnny Depp
- Michael J Fox
- Jon Lord
- Les Paul
- Jackie Wilson
- Cole Porter
Well today was the Big day! It came and went without too much attention, a lot like this post. I received a card in the mail, numerous Facebook well wishes and a few text messages and a spattering of phone calls. My mother recounted the ordeal of my birth. My Dad told me the same story he tells me every year. My husband showered me with wonderful gifts and the sweetest card, the kind that tugs at your heart-strings. This year I managed not to cry. He also found the perfect humorous birthday card.
Birthdays are cause for celebration!
Birthdays mark the milestones in our life; the first birthday, the “sweet” sweet-sixteen birthday, the long-awaited 21st birthday, the dreaded 30th birthday, the mid-life crisis 40th birthday, the I can’t believe I’m 50 birthday, the I no longer care what you think 60th birthday and this weekends reason for celebrating was the OMG I’m 75 birthday!!!
My very sweet Mother-in-law celebrated her 75th birthday on April 1st, no joke
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