Ninety

This is my grandpa.

He turns 90 on Saturday.  When I told the kids we need to make cards for Papa’s birthday, our oldest turned to her friend and bellowed, “My Papa is 90, and he still jokes around and everything!  Can you believe it?!”

I guess 90 is kind of a big deal.

I know my grandpa is a big deal, with a big legacy.  Ten children.  Thirty-four grand children.  And, uh… (doing the math) I think we’re at 38 great grands so far, or something like that.

He plays a mean Crazy 8, induces fits of giggles with Ride a Horsey, and gives us all the shivery-jiveries with his whiskery face.  My grandpa is a Finer Thing!

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Comments

  1. So glad you posted this! I had no idea he turned 90 on Saturday! WOW!

  2. Debbie Jennings says:

    If the posted picture is a recent one, he has aged VERY well! Tell him Happy Birthday for Texas! =) And his turning 90 is not just a Finer Thing, it is an Awesome Thing!

    My grandmother lived to be 101 – 1/2! She had said for years that she didn’t know why God left her on earth. I kept telling her that He wasn’t finished with her, yet. I also told her that we weren’t ready for her to go. About 2 weeks before she died, I lay beside her and told her that we would never be ready to let her go, but it was OK for her to go. That was one of the hardest things that I had ever done. This was in 2003. She had lost her husband in 1973 to pancreatic cancer. She had been ready for a long time.

  3. One of the great blessings of my life is that my children have had the chance to know all my grandparents and most of my husband’s grandparents. What a priceless treasure to see these generations all together.

    Congratulations to your grandpa on the big 9-0! 🙂

  4. What a blessing! I grew up far from my grandparents, and our kids are growing up far from theirs.

    You and your kids are truly blessed. Enjoy every moment you have with him!

    Annie Kate

  5. What a blessing your grandpa is ! Happy Birthday to him !

  6. Happy Birthday to your Papa! 🙂

  7. 90 is a big deal! How special that you & your kids have had the chance to know him 🙂

  8. Living to see 90 is certainly something to celebrate! God bless!

  9. Grandparents are truly one of the finer things in life. So glad you can celebrate this milestone with someone so obviously special!

  10. Debbie Jennings says:

    At one time, we had 5 generations on both sides of our families. Our grandmothers, mothers, ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. What a blessing it is to have that many generations! We are now down to 3 on one side and 4 on the other.

  11. This is very special indeed! Your children are so blessed to have grandparents and GREAT-grandparents to cherish! I never knew my grandparents well, and it wasn’t until I saw the relationship between my husband and his grands that I realized what I had missed out on! (I’ve adopted them now – they are MY grandparents too!! haha!) What a blessing!

  12. I wish you and your family wonderful times with your grandfather as you celebrate his birthday. I’m tearing up at your photo because it reminds me so much of my own grandfather, who was still funny and spry at 90. I know you all are making some amazing memories with your granddad–what a blessing to everyone for him to be building relationships with the next generation!

  13. Debbie Jennings says:

    Amy, take lots of pictures of your children and you grandpa. And ask him all kinds of questions. You might video him as you do an “interview” with him. I am planning on doing this with my MIL before too long.

    Stories from her childhood
    Her favorite childhood memory
    What it was like when she first got married
    When each of her children were born
    And anything else I can think of.

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