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Because …

 … he’s not all that internet savvy (by choice)

 … he won’t know I’ve posted this unless someone calls and tells him … like the sister on the left end of this image (he’s the one on the trike btw).

 … it really shouldn’t surprise him seeing as I’ve posted this nearly every year I’ve had a blog or online journal (since 2001)

  … this is one of my favorite photos of him … (he’s the one in the center!)

… as well as this one

 … because he likes to annoy me so I remember he still exists.

… because he has this thing about hats … if its not obvious by now.

… he loves his tractors …

… he wears John Deere caps despite the fact he’s always been a Massey Ferguson fanatic. (maybe that’s what I should get him for Christmas!)

… because he makes awesome Rice Krispies!

… because he gives me annoyed looks like this one when I try to take his picture.

… because he’s always been there for the important things in all of our lives.

 … I can, what other reason do I need?

 … its his birthday!

Happy Birthday Dad! I won’t share his age (not that he’s ashamed), but if you know how old I will soon be, add 33 to that and you’ll have it!

(PS … Happy Birthday to Hannah as well — y’all will remember her as the awesome rocker from earlier this year!)

PPS … please excuse the scan quality of the older images — I scanned them back in 1999-2001, when I didn’t realize 300dpi would have been a good thing, despite the ginormous (to me at the time) file sizes!

Danna - July 30, 2009 - 11:32 am


Great job on your blog of your dear old “DA”

He is still CUTE to me after all these years.

He still the one that turns my head

He is the man of my dreams.

God heard my prayers & sent him to me.

My one and only true love.

The father of my kids.

The one I was meant to send the rest of my life with.

I am so BLESSED to have him in my life.

I Love him more today, than yesterday, and I will love him even more tomorrow.

Here is to the next 30 years together.
Your wife

Dale - July 30, 2009 - 1:22 pm

I really am glad that I got in contact with y’all. You are a great family. I hope Frank has many more birthdays to enjoy life & family.

God Bless

Nicole - July 31, 2009 - 8:24 pm

Such a lovely post and regardless of the quality of the scanned images at least you have them! Happy Birthday to your dad!

evie - July 31, 2009 - 9:08 pm

Happy Birthday to your dad! I enjoyed the walk down memory lane with you!

Donna - August 4, 2009 - 10:09 pm

Happy Birthday!!! Gees I remember most all the older pictures. The newer ones are great..Christina you really did a good job. Anyway back to the birthday boy!!! I know how old your are with out doing the math…hahaha…I just wanted to tell you thank you for the years when we were younger and I was way younger than you. There was a time back then you were not only my uncle but my friend ( and still is just dont see you much anymore) I hope you had a great birthday… Come see us sometime! Hey, you are retired! Something I am looking forward to someday!
Love you, Donna

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