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Happy 90th Birthday, Grandpa!


This is my grandpa.

He turns 90 years young tomorrow.

He’s in great shape. Today, he freaked me out when I noticed red drops all over his shirt and pants. I thought that he had cut himself, but it turned out to be paint (as per city regulations, the pipes that feed the his emergency sprinkler systems must be painted red). How many grandpas do you know are still climbing ladders in 100Β° heat to paint pipes that run across the ceiling? My grandpa rules!

He has been talking about his birthday for the past six or seven months. Mostly, he has been asking about who is coming and where we are eating. You know, the important things πŸ™‚

With the celebration in full swing and with all of my family in town, I haven’t been able to keep up with many of your wonderful blogs and comments as often as I would like. Many apologies to you all! I look forward to getting back to you soon!

In the meanwhile, I hope that you will also have a wonderful, food-filled Wednesday!

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      • You really are busy! I hinted at that idea probably a year ago πŸ™‚

        To be fair, I have thought of doing the same sort of thing and am no further ahead yet 😦

        • You did??? Oh gosh, John! I’m so sorry that it slipped my mind! The combination of the heat + my family has contributed to mental decline!

          When we get around to writing ours in tandem, we can cheer each other on πŸ™‚

  1. Wonderful to read, and he looks amazing – really healthy. Does he steal your mother’s Creme De La Mer and smother his face in it as well?

    Let’s hear about the food in detail, please

  2. Adorable! Happy birthday to your grand-pΓ¨re. I’m coming up to 30 and I don’t climb ladders.

    So now onto the important stuff. Who’s coming and what are we eating? πŸ˜€

    • Me neither! Partly because I don’t trust myself to not fall.

      The whole family came. We had a private room booked at a restaurant. Ate and drank so much. A bit hungover and comatose today from partying too hard with gramps!

  3. My dearest baconbiscuit. Your grandpa is as adorable as you described (a la Undina, perhaps he should get a treat?). Happy birthday to him and maybe he can accompany us to a sniffa when the weather is cooler?

    • He is! And he got a BIG treat in the form of a 12yr bottle of scotch πŸ™‚

      Grandpa isn’t much of a perfume person, but I’m sure he would welcome an extra couple of players at his weekly mahjong game. If only because it’s more people to beat πŸ™‚

  4. poodle

    Wow! He looks great for 90. Girl, look at that skin. You are swimming in a pretty good gene pool. He’s still climbing ladders too? I’m wishing him a happy birthday and I’ll have whatever he’s having. He’s obviously doing something right.

    • Thank you, Poodle! Yes, he looks incredible for 90. He will outlive us all!

      Genetics probably plays a big role, but he also eats well and exercises regularly. He still walks faster than me πŸ™‚

  5. Dearest Biscuit
    Happy Birthday Grandpa!
    He looks so hale and hearty… it must be the food and all that physical activity.
    Here’s to many more years.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  6. LauraK

    Happy birthday to your Grandpa! Wish him a very very happy big day from me:)

  7. This is so beautiful girl. I hope your grandfather had such an amazing birthday and I hope he has many more to share with your family πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Steve! Yes, the food where we go is not actually cold anymore, but I wouldn’t call it hot either. Maybe if I lied to grandpa about the cost we could get him to switch restaurants.

  8. I know his day had to be very special…Happy Birthday and may he have many more healthy ones.

  9. I want to join others in sending the best wishes to your grandfather.

    I have only one grandparent left – my 92 y.o. Grandma and I hope she’ll be with us many years.

    • Thank you so much, Undina! We had a wonderful celebration and are looking forward to next year’s birthday πŸ™‚ Here’s to many more years!

  10. Happy birthday to your grandfather! 90 is definitely a milestone age. He still looks young, healthy, and vibrant!

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