Sunday, June 21, 2009


Happy Father's Day Pap!
You are the greatest! I am so blessed to have such a loving, caring and wonderful Father! My sister and I have always been the "apples of his eyes" and he has given us so much love and attention. He is always there for us and loves being with us, talking to us on the phone, taking trips together, etc.
My Dad just turned 88 years old and he is still very spry and has a sharp mind. He gets up every morning and does his crossword puzzle. He keeps up with all the latest news, the stock market, etc. He is an amazing Grandfather as well, and has devoted his whole life to making his children and his grandchildren happy!!
We have some incredible memories of times spent with my Father and we love getting together with Pap so he can tell some of his "Tales".
Pap loves to tell "Tales" or stories about his childhood, when he was in the war or just tell jokes. He loves to have every one's attention and tell a good story or make people laugh. God has truly blessed me with a WONDERFUL Dad and my children with an AMAZING Grandfather!!!!!

Pap had a mild stroke on June 5th of this year, but he is doing great now. It didn't slow him down, other than his time in the hospital. Here is Adelaide in the hospital with him. Look how happy he is to see her. He loves his children and grandchildren and he lights up when he sees us! (Sorry, I forgot to take out the red eyes!)

Although my Dad just turned 88, he wanted one more new car, so he bought this new RED Toyota for he and my Mom. They are sure going to be sporty in their old age. My Dad doesn't drive anymore, but my Mom still drives them anywhere they want to go. This picture was taken just a few weeks ago. I think my Dad doesn't look bad for an 88 year old and my Mom is 85. I hope I get along as well as they do at their age. Adelaide is with them sharing in the joy of their new car!!!

Mom and Dad with their new car. They are so proud!!! Mom and Dad, you are the joy of our lives! We love you and we wish Pap a very happy Father's Day! I am having everyone over tonight for dinner. We are grilling out a London Broil and I am fixing my Dad's favorite veggies that I got at the Farmer's Market yesterday. Fresh corn on the cob, green beans and new potatoes. For dessert we are making homemade ice cream. We will have fun celebrating Father's Day with my Dad and my husband!


  1. What a beautiful, loving post. You are so lucky to still have your dad. My dad has been gone almost 32 years now. I was only 22 when he died.

  2. How blessed you are to have such a wonderful dad. I can see the joy in his eyes~so precious!

  3. These are great shots of your Dad. He is such a sweetheart. Hope you guys have a good day.
    I am off to Asheville. Give pap and your mom my love. Sherian

  4. You are so lucky and it's wonderful that you realize it and celebrate it. I hope your time together tonight is wonderful. Your meal sounds delish. The photos are great.

    I'm having a hard time today. I miss my Daddy so much.


  5. Hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day celebration!

  6. you are so blessed to have parents with such great help. your dad looks like a sweet man and i love his spunk!

  7. What a sweet, sweet post!

    Happy Father's Day!

  8. I am glad you had a great day. Continue to cherish your dad - my precious daddy has been gone for almost 15 years and I am having a hard time today. Miss him like crazy. He was only 58 when he died and I just miss him so.

    In Him,

  9. What a sweet post!
    Your dad is precious. I love that he and your mom bought a brand new red car at this stage of their lives. How fun!!
    It's a blessing to have such a wonderful dad. I have one too and never want to take this time for granted.
    Your dinner sounds wonderful. You just can't beat all those fresh veggies!
    Your daughter is beautiful and seems like such a sweet girl. Don't you know your parents love having her around?!
    Glad you had a good day!
    Thanks for the sweet comments about my church camp posts. It was a great week and we could all feel the prayers.
    Have a wonderful week!

  10. What a sweet post and tribute to your dad! He looks AMAZING for 88 - and lovin' that new ride!! Go, Pap, go!!

  11. Aww, what a great post about Pap! I am so proud of his and blessed that he is my grandfather! :) I wish I could have been there to celebrate with you all!

  12. I enjoy reading your blog. What a sweet post about your Dad. My Dad was with us tonight! He is almost 84 and going strong!! He is amazing.

  13. I enjoy reading your blog. Your post about your dad was so sweet. My dad was over tonight! He is almost 84 and going strong.