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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Celebrating Dad's birthday...90 years

We've been spending time off and on with my Dad and brother here in Bloomington/Normal, IL while staying at Kamp Komfort. Originally we were only going to stay here until July 8th and move to Comlara County Park until we headed to IN on the 12th but decided last minute to stay where we are. We talked with the camp hosts and our site was taken after the 8th so we thought we would have to move to another site. Fortunately, the owner looked at the reservation sheet and called me to see why I was moving to a new site. I explained the situation and he said they would move the other reservations and I could stay where I am. Thank you Cliff. That was great because it rained all day yesterday(the 8th) and would have been miserable. As a matter of fact it rained so much we actually had water all the way under the rig during the night. However it did finally soak in this morning and we were able to get out without stepping into water up to our ankles. Lots of rain around here.

 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.


2 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your Dad!! How nice you could be there to celebrate!

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    1. Thanks Deb. We did have a good time.

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