Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Funny Dad

 Happy Birthday to my Dad! He celebrated his 89th birthday yesterday. Or as he says it, "I'm in my 90th year"!

 This photo was taken by my nephew Brock while Dad was in Minnesota last year.
It can be difficult to get a good photo of my Dad because he still likes to make goofy faces for the camera. Dad is a ham! Dad still likes to travel. He plans to fly to Florida soon to go deep sea fishing with one of his grandsons. He has always loved fishing and sports of all kinds. You wouldn't believe that one person could have so many funny stories about GOLF!
 Recently in Arizona we were all sitting outside visiting and my Dad mentioned that he was kind of chilly. Grandson Kyle went into the house and brought him back a Spiderman jacket that Dad promptly put on and zipped up over his face. Can you see the black Spidey eyes? He makes us laugh!

Dad lives in an apartment complex for (old) retired people. He said he didn't like living with all those old people, but he got used to it when he discovered it was easy to catch up to women with walkers. He still drives his car and likes to go on dates. Last week he took a friend who is in her nineties to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform in Phoenix. Her daughter drove them and picked them up, which I thought was very nice, but it also made me laugh because of all the times he drove me and picked me up when I was a kid. Things change, don't they?

We are so lucky to have our Dad around and in such good health. He is a kid at heart with a very generous spirit. He is always optimistic, energetic, enthusiastic and affectionate.  We sure love him!



9 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, Marcie~ I love that photo of you and your father. I'd say that the optimistic, energetic, enthusiastic and affectionate apple didn't fall far from the tree!

Great post, happy birthday to your Dad!

Lindah said...

How sweet! Thank you for introducing us to your dad.

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Michelle said...

What a blessing! Not having a strong father figure in my life (other than my wonderful husband!), I am really inspired by your words about your dad. Thank you for sharing. Happy Birthday Dad!! :)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Wonderful, wonderful stories. They sure made me laugh and even tear up at their sweetness. You said on Facebook that your Dad is still on top of his game. I can't quite remember when I was!!! Way to go, Marcie's Dad!!! Happy, Happy Birthday

Sue said...

It is a real blessing to still have your dad around and in good health. I think it's great that he is still active and that's probably why he's doing so well :) What a treasure, believe me.

Hugs,
Sue

Brenda said...

You forgot to mention that he is an excellent storyteller and a blogger, ahem. Pretty darn spiffy for someone in his "ninetieth year", LOL!
I am so happy that you have your Dad and that you share him with the rest of us. B=)

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. He is a very young looking 89!

Libby said...

LOVE that photo of you and your dad *s*

Me and My Stitches said...

Awww...Happy Birthday Dad! Thanks for sharing him with us - love all of the pictures.