Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday: My Dad Turns 87-- Par-Tay!

I guess I can't link to Wordless Wednesday because I'm not strictly wordless.

We opted for one candle. But it was still exciting.



I prepared a meal after church at my house. What can I say, the fam lives dangerously.



Entertainment provided by Pink Floyd Cramer and Groupie.



My daddy and me. His great granddaughter, my brother's granddaughter in the picture above, made the butterfly for him. Dad was 40 when I was born. They tell me he danced a little jig that day with our pastor at the hospital when they told him, "It's a girl." My heart dances when I'm with him. February 11 is really the day. Happy Birthday, Dad. I love you!

31 comments:

The Social Frog said...

What a lovely post :) Great pictures to!

Linda said...

Oh, happy birthday to your Dad! A jig?! That makes me smile. I'm sure you've been a huge blessing to him.

Roxanne said...

This is just precious. . .I love that your Daddy danced a little jig. I have a friend with a similar story, but her momma sent her daddy to buy some shoes to take her home from the hospital--there was a cold snap and her mother wanted shoes--but when he came back from the store, rather than just some regular baby shoes, he had bought embroidered, silk, brocade slippers.

He was a country farmer from Yahoo-ville, Texas, but he forever more bought his baby girl some shoes.

Sara Bonds said...

So sweet. Aren't parents the best? I love that last picture of you two. Happy Birthday to your Daddy!!

Happy Almost WW!

Renna said...

It looks like a lot of merriment was had by all. That's a very sweet picture of you and your daddy.

Becky said...

Your dad is adorable. Is it ok to say that. I love old peeps. :-D I bet he is funny too.

Yes! I got my package. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Check out my Watch Me Wednesday post.

Tiff said...

Aw, Happy Birthday to your Dad!
What a sweet cake :o)

Ang baylis said...

He's SO cute, Linda! I love that last picture! Happy Birthday to your sweet Dad! I love his bow, too! And you are so pretty! Thanks for inviting us to your party! I could almost hear the music!
Love,
Angie xoxo

Heth said...

Happy Birthday Linda's Dad!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Aww! Looks like I share a birthday with one extraordinary man. :) I love how sweet your relationship sounds.
Love that he danced a jig when he found out he had a precious girl. I bet you have brought him so much joy!!
That picture is special.

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

This is so sweet. Happy birthday to him. Oh...what is the significance of the pink butterfly he's wearing?

Susanne said...

Happy, happy birthday to your sweet Dad! Looks like quite the party!

Dena said...

Happy birthday to your dad. I see a resemblence between you and him. :)

Mocha with Linda said...

Happy Birthday to the dad!

My dad turned 40 just a few months after I was born, and he would be 87 now also. So glad you were able to celebrate with him!!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Happy Birthday to him!

Stacy said...

I am such a daddy's girl...looking at that picture of you and your dad just tugged at my heart. That is a keeper for sure.

Susan Storm Smith said...

Oh Happy Birthday Dad indeed! How awesome to be alive and able to enjoy the day with generations of family.

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Looks like a sweet DAd Happy Birthday to him :)

Esthermay said...

I'm such a stalker when people post family pics. These are GREAT!
Happy Birthday DAD!
I was 40 at the birth of one of our kids - Husband was 49. He danced too. :-)
♥ that b/w wallpaper and clock!

Greg C said...

Happy Birthday Linda's Dad. I hope you have a great one.

Cascia said...

I hope your dad had a wonderful birthday.

Tammy said...

How precious is he??? And what a blessing to still have him around.

I love his cake and his butterfly on his shirt!

darla said...

i love the cake its so cute...and i know, Dad's are very special.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Looks like you all had a great time. Happy Birthday to you Dad.

Daddy was 39 when they had me - there is something special about being the baby girl.

Beth@Not a Bow in Sight said...

What an amazing blessing to have a bond like that with your dad!

My dad's b-day is the 12th.

Blessings to you both!

Jackie said...

Happy birthday to your daddy. Mine's 85. Dads are the best kind of people in the world, aren't they? :)

Happy valentine's day to you and your dad.

Misty said...

happy birthday, dad!

linda, i had to reply to your comment on TM's blog... uh, duh, if you did a Q&A you'd have so many questions to answer, you'd be blogging til the end of the year!! hello! OF course we'd love to get to know you better... and besides, you're hysterical!

Merrie said...

What a blessing! Happy Birthday (a day late )to a great dad!
(oh btw, you look really pretty in the picture with him, you just glow)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

That last picture of you two together is fabulous! You look fantastic Linda!

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, he is a total cutie! I love the pic of ya'll together. Precious, Lidna! Happy belated birthday to your Dad.

Carol @SheLives said...

Happy belated, 2nd Cuppa Dad!

And many moooooooore!