But I digress. Last Thursday July 2nd was my Dad's 90th birthday so we planned a little dinner at the Assisted Living home in one of their private dining rooms just for this type of event. We decided to buy some chopped brisket and smoked turkey at a local BBQ restaurant that does some catering. We also got some cole slaw and Glenda made some Jello. Along with that we bought a German chocolate cake(one of his favorites) and some brownies. As a surprise we invited some of his former boating friends from Peoria and Chillicothe, IL Dad and Mom used to have a boat on the Illinois River for many years before they retired and moved to Florida. We invited Charlie and Patty and they talked to Jerry and Judy who really wanted to see Dad too. The dinner went very well. We all had full stomachs and some good old reminiscing. Dad really appreciated the party and seeing his former boater friends.
Dad enjoying some BBQ
Kent(brother), Jerry, Judy and Patty
Patty, Charlie, Dad, Jerry and Judy
Dad looks so good for 90 years old and is feeling pretty good too. I told him it was all that clean living he's done. Ha-ha. I sure hope some of those genes rubbed off on me. I call him the Energizer Bunny. He's been through a lot the last few years but like the bunny he keeps on going.
Happy Birthday Dad.
We love you.