Tuesday, August 3, 2010

oh my papa

Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad.
Anonymouse

today is my dad's 88th birthday! f and I look forward to celebrating my dad's birthday next week with my family of origin.

I always check out those 'if today is your birthday' blurbs; here's what georgia's says about those born on august 3rd. geez, sounds just like my dad!
If Your Birthday Is Today: You are extremely idealistic not only about your views on society, but also about what you hope to achieve personally. You're courageous about going after what you want. You like excitement in your life. You also like to rescue others. (Interesting combination.) A major change might take place in the next year
here's a photo of dad, taken 80 years ago - imagine that! other photos of dad in his younger days can be seen here; a few months ago, for sepia saturday, I provided a brief bio of my dad - again spiced with some old photos.

I often sing oh my papa to my dad when I'm visiting - if only I sounded as good as lena zavaroni (god bless her) - maybe if I work on it I can improve my delivery!



photos: top, 15 july 2010, virginia; bottom - school photo, 1930, pennsylvania

14 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

Happy Birthday to you dad. I like the quote about anyone can be a father. Your dad looks like a good dad.

Roy said...

Happy Birthday MousePapa!

Merle Sneed said...

To live a long life and have successful children is the greatest thing I can hope for.

Your pops looks like a happy guy. and the Mouse looks a lot like her dad.

willow said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! That is the sweetest picture, ever. (I am married to a wonderful Leo, btw)

Alan Burnett said...

Lovely post and a lovely picture. Happy birthday to your father, what better present could he have than a daughter who writes such nice things about him.

Betsy said...

Oh, Happy Birthday to your Dad! I think you may look a bit like him, too! :)

f8hasit said...

Happy Birthday PapaMouse!

...and you are SO right. Any man can be a father, but it DOES take a special person to be a dad. Love it.
:-)

Megan said...

He has lived long, and prospered.

Martin H. said...

Belated birthday wishes to your dear Papa!

Celeste Bergin said...

what a handsome man!

tony said...

All The Best Dad's Are LEOs!!!!!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Express, rejoice you still have him! Your Dad is so darn cute! -J

John Hayes said...

One day belated happy birthday to your dad--& he looks like a great guy!

Daisy said...

What a great picture, Mouse!! :-)
Happy Birthday to your dad.