Thursday, April 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Dadems!

Today is my dad's birthday. Wish I could share it in person! Some great things about Dad:
- Always kind and giving.
- When I was a kid, he & Mom made sure that my brother & I were provided with opportunities to learn and succeed, whether in school, music-piano, athletics, and so forth. When I think back and consider in relation to how I try to support our 3 daughters, I'm just even more thankful...as I know now as a parent, how hard it is to try to squeeze it all in.
- Great athlete! Tennis, platform tennis, golf, pinochle (OK just threw that in there).
- Musician. He picked up the clarinet again relatively recently, plays in a band, has been complimented that he plays like a professional...at the ripe old age of 70+!!
- Supportive.
- Well-liked. Fantastic anecdotal comments etc. when we asked for congratulatory input from friends & relatives for the 50-year anniversary scrapbook.
- Touching. Gave daughter S one of his clarinets to use when she started band. Special.
- Fun. Love Wrigley field! Many great memories there of games.

So...Happy Birthday!!

50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Summer 2006


Us at Wrigley Field-at surprise bday party 2 years ago!
S at band last year with Dad's clarinet

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow this is really cool-nice photos. Josie

Dadems said...

Thanks Jane. I really didn't recognize me, except for the part about the great athlete of course. Mom and I are so so proud of how you are living your life. When your kids grow up you'll understand how deeply satisfying it is to have adult awesome offspring. Much love.
Dadems