Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Today is my daddy's 68th birthday. We celebrated yesterday afternoon with the family by going out to dinner for Chinese food.

About half the time, we call him Pop. That's because the grandkids call him that. He's just as much Pop to all of us! He loves to kid around with children....his favorite thing to ask them is "Do you live around here or work on a farm?" OR "Have you been contemplating matrimony?" OR "Do you slumber in the bed?" And it is very interesting to see how the kids answer! He gets my piano students every time!

Daddy loves anything to do with outdoors. He's not retired yet, but I suspect when he finally does decide to retire, he'll spend most of his time outside.....tinkering as we call it, and it will probably be just in time to have Luke at his side outdoors (because they say he's an outdoor kid too).

I've been blessed with the best daddy ever. He was only 21 when I was born. He and my mama have been married for 50 years. Daddy is a hard worker and loves his family. I guess I've always thought there's not anything that he can't do or figure out!

My mama and daddy live next door and I've mentioned before that he stops by everyday to bring in our mail, but another thing he does for us is to take our garbage out to the road every Wednesday evening for the garbage pick up Thursday mornings. Those little things mean alot. Thank you, daddy, for doing those.

I'll also always be grateful for having my daddy to take me to high school every morning before I was old enough to drive. He rescued me from having to ride the school bus that I disliked so much! He brought me to school in his old white work truck (that wasn't very quiet either). I remember everyone turning around every morning and looking when we pulled in the circle drive at school......but I didn't care! I was so happy to not be on the school bus and I'm glad I shared those morning rides to school with him.

I just wanted to say today, Happy Birthday Daddy! I love you and I'm proud you're my daddy! I think I got the best!

(And to my cousin, Helayne,who shares a birthday with my daddy,....if you happen to stop by.....Happy Birthday to you too!)

~ Tammy ~


miss mary said...

stopping in to say hi and I love the pictures, Happy birthday to your dad.
Also inviting you to read my blog. I had to protect it and you've read it many times. So please feel free to email me at with your email and I'll add you. WOuld love to have you visit again. GBU

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Happy birthday to your sweet dad, you have been very blessed:)


thesimpledaze said...

It sounds like you are very blessed with a wonderful loving family and it is so neat to hear when a girl has such a closeness with her father.So Happy Birthday to your father he sounds so very special.

Dan said...

Tammy~ It sounds like you are so blessed to have a wonderful father. I hope that he has a wonderful birthday! ~Dan~

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a sweet tribute to your dad. He sounds like my dad, although mine is a bit older. He has been outside "tinkering" ever since he retired :-)

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Your Daddy sounds like good people to me, Tammy :)

Happy Birthday!!!

Never So Simple said...

I can see the resemblance in him and Joy i the first picture. I always enjoy your posts about your parents birthdays and anniversaries.


Tami said...

Awww...what a precious Dad you have....Happy Birthday to your Pop!! We call my my Dad Pops too!! ;o)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Tammy..give your dad a great big love and hug from look like the photos.:)

Mandy in Mayberry said...

Happy birthday to your dad! What a special blessing to have in your life!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

He's a handsome rascal, for sure. Reminds me of my Daddy. He has always been my hero. I have to tell you, Tammy, that my Daddy is a true blessing, too. Congratulations of 68 wonderful years and wishing you many, many more!
P.S. Did your Daddy run off more boys than he let hang around? Mine did......:)

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Happy birthday to your wonderful dad. Aren't dads the greatest.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful Dad.
You are truly blessed to have them so close to you.
thanks for sharing.

At Home With Amy said...

Wishing your daddy many more blessed and glorious birthdays Tammy.
Your daddy sounds a lot like mine. He was definitely my hero and the love of my life!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Awww... Happy Birthday to your wonderful Daddy, Tammy!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday to your daddy! It is evident that you have a wonderful daddy (and mama) and the love you have for each other.

Farmchick said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad...sounds like you got a good one too! ;)

Nancy M. said...

Great pictures! He's a very handsome man and sounds like a wonderful father and grandfather!

Happy Birthday to him!!!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Happy Birthday to you rearkable dad! You are indeed blessed!