We thought he needed a little help...
crossing that threshold into the next decade.
And so we threw a few parties!
We booked the room...
and brought the food.
He invited his buddies.
He told a few stories.
They told a few stories.
A good time was had by all!
His youngest granddaughter came all the way from Iowa to serve the coffee.
That was on Friday.
On Sunday night...
we had a family dinner in honour of the occasion.
He wore his 'birthday boy' badge...
and gave a 'birthday boy' speech.
Truth be told...
we've been celebrating his birthday for some time!
Several weeks ago we had a party with all his siblings, nieces and nephews...
and anyone else that came to the family reunion.
Nine decades of a life well-lived is worth celebrating.
Several times over!
Today my brother and family flew home to Iowa.
Tomorrow my sister and brother-in-law return to Manitoba.
Thanks to all who came out to celebrate our dad with us!
He is moving forward into the next decade with enthusiasm.
He has plans.
That's a good thing.
And we still have our dad.
A very good thing!