Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy.....

This is my dad. It's his birthday today and I wanted to wish him a happy one and tell him how much I love and respect him. He is getting ready to move to Reno, Nevada without my mom for a few months....she will join him after they sell their house. He is going to start a new job with his bank up there and Im excited for him to be having new opportunities and challenges (especially at his age -wink wink). I hope that it will provide a little stress relief too.....he could use that.

My dad is a really funny guy. For those that know him outside of my family, he is a real jokester. Then again, I think people within our family think the same thing. My dad was famous for playing jokes on us kids like "here, have a bite of my ice cream" and then it turned out to be sour cream. Or "have a drink of my sprite" and it turned out to be alka-seltzer. How about the time he promised to give me a whole dollar if I ate a jalapeno pepper.....sooooo not worth that dollar...... and I learned that milk is the only thing that cools off a burning tongue. He also liked to sneak into the bathroom while we showered and dump a huge glass of ice water over the top of the shower curtain.....that made for some pretty loud screams. I could go on and on. He still tries to get away with telling stories....but after 30 years of it......we are onto you now Dad!

Life has never been dull with you and I am grateful for the lessons you have taught me and the love that you still give to me. I love you very much Dad. Happy Birthday.

3 comments:

pete/chris whipple said...

Oh I love it! great job! I so remember him telling me to drink a whole glass of "fizzies"down (something for kids in our day)I fell for it, he was my older brother right? It was vinegar!!!!!!!!! Sometime I'll tell you the buzzard story too! Oh yes, I know about his jokes!!! But he also protected me and killed a snake once when we were walking to the bus...He loved to have our desserts if we let him! But he sure was the best brother a girl could have!

Alisha said...

I love the picture of you and your dad. Evan looks so much like you when you were little!

Turleyfam said...

Boy I can sure see Nathan in the younger picture of your Dad. Happy Birthday Uncle Kenny. What a nice tribute to your Dad.