Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today is my dad's 81st birthday! He is one amazing man, and I am so proud to be his daughter. He can do just about everything. He is a Super Scout, and although he only had one son amongst all those daughters, he taught us all to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. It was quite a revelation to me to find out that he only stands 5' 8", because in my mind, he is a giant. I love you, Dad. Happy birthday!

My Mom & Dad a few years ago, standing with Spicy Boy

These are two of my favorite pictures of him. The first is in a go-cart his dad made, and the second is when he was about three, sitting with his sister. Two of my boys look just like him, and I love it!

Love the duds!
My parents as newlyweds in 1952. They've been married for almost 58 years!
And finally, someone immortalized him in marble...Just kidding. This is a bust my brother found at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. It is an 18th century French aristocrat who bears an uncanny resemblance to my Dad. Love it!
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  1. Happy Birthday to your Dad! Those are wonderful old pictures.

  2. Love the photos Cheryl. Many happy birthdays more to your dad.

  3. Happy Birthday, Cheryl's Dad!!! :)

  4. I love this post...
    That is a great resemblance on the statue. WOW!