Sunday, August 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Mr. Snowbird


Today is Mr. Snowbird's 79th birthday. He said this morning that he never dreamed he would feel this good at this age. For years his birthday was celebrated on August 12th not the 10th. Why, you might ask. Well, I'll tell you. He is adopted and his adoptive mother apparently thought his birthday was on the 12th. When he entered the Army during the Korean War--or should I say Conflict--she gave him his adoptive history. All of a sudden, he discovered that he was born on the 10th. But, he--and later we-- still continued to celebrate on the 12th. Sometime back, he decided that it was time to celebrate on the actual date--so we do. Unfortunately, some members of his family (Dave!! LOL) tend to get confused and can't remember if it is the 10th or 12th. So whenever it is,hon, happy birthday and many, many more.

Looking back--

4th Grade

About 10 or 11 years old.

In the Army.

All grown up.

Chuck and Noah December 2005

July 2007 in San Diego.

9 comments:

Tink *~*~* said...

Why not just split the difference, and celebrate on the 11th? That'll REALLY confuse the heck outta everyone! LOL

Happy Birthday, Mr Snowbird.

Tink *~*~*

The Farmer Files said...

What a great post!! I love all of the pics, and the adoptive story. Two birthdays...I would eat it up.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Snowbird!

MariBy said...

Have a wonderful day and a terrific year! I think you should celebrate on the 10th AND the 12th!

Happy Happy Birthday Mr. Snowbird!

gpc said...

He's obviously a keeper who deserved the whole span of celebration. Happy birthday and wishes for a wonderful year, Mr. Snowbird!

Neptunesmuse said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Snowbird!!
Maybe being married to Mrs. Snowbird has kept you feeling so good for so long. I know I would have problems keeping up with her:-)
Take care.

Mare said...

What an amazing story!

Hope the next year is filled with lots of happiness, Mr. Snowbird. =)

Gayle said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Mr. Snowbird. You never dreamt you'd feel so good? I am half your age and don't look half as healthy as you do! Must be all the sunshine and positive living you've done. Here's to many more birthdays! :)

Tootie said...

A late Happy Birthday to Mr. Snowbird! That was a really nice post.

Shama-Lama Mama said...

It was fun to see all those old pictures again! Happy Birthday, Dad! I love that 4th grade pic. So cute!