Thursday, July 27, 2006

Happy Birthday To My Dad!

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland


Today would have been my father's 74th birthday. How very strange to think of him as 74. I think he would have aged very well -- he had crystal blue eyes, and snow white hair at a very young age.


Paige and I both inherited his blue eyes - and Paige even added her very own brushfield spots to them.


And although I've managed to keep her from this secret for some years, she has recently discovered her love for m & m's, which comes directly from Grandpa as well.


I wonder how long it will be until she discovers the 6 m & m's in the little plastic bowl actually come from a bag that has a LOT more in it!! :)


Grandpa would have shown her long ago...


Happy Birthday, Dad. I'll save the brown ones for you...

5 comments:

Camille said...

Betsy, Your dad, I'm sure, was a wonderful man. I would have liked to know him... I have a confession to make. Shhhhh... For at least the last month if not longer, almost every night I indulge myself (secretely) with a little bag of M&M with a glass of milk. I do this in my bedroom at around this time of night, then brush my teeth an go to bed... How very strange... I am very happy Miss Paige and I share the same secret!!!

Tara Marie said...

Happy 74th Birthday to you Dad.....and I do believe he would have let Miss Paige in on the secrete of more m&m's in the bag. I loved the quote you chose.

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad Betsy! I know he was proud of you. HUGS and thanks for sharing your life and his with us!

Mauzy said...

Betsy, I wanted to wish a very happy birthday to your dad, and know I share in losing a father....love you!

ddumping said...

I like it! Good job. Go on.
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