What shall I post about, today?
Well, it is my Papa's birthday. He's 65. And official senior citizen. How cool is that? My Mom was talking about how neither of them expected him to make it this far- and I thought that was a bit morbid, but sadly true. He had his first heart attack at 47. So he has plowed through a lot of difficulties to get here, and a tougher man, you'll never meet. Makes Clint Eastwood look like a sissy. Funny thing about him though, he's a real renaissance man. Guess what his favorite movies are? Jane Eyre and Anne of Green Gables- he's got a very sentimental heart. I've never heard him raise his voice in anger- oh, yeah, I've heard him raise his voice in excitement, that's what this familiy does, we get excited and we start talking really, really loud. You guys know how the littlest things fascinate me... it's safe to say, I got that from him. He knows lots of stuff and still he is constantly investigating a whole lot more. There's not much he can't fix, and he's even got a real talent for helping you fix it while talking to you on the phone! My refrigerator and clothes washer are still chugging right along, thanks to him and Ma Bell.
He does have a little defect, and I wouldn't be fair in portraying him to you if I didn't make mention of it. He likes to write letters. How is that a problem? Well, it's not- when he is writing you a letter and he's telling you how much he loves you and how proud he is of you and how he wants you to keep loving God, putting Him first, and raising His grandchildren in that faith... but if you are the president of the United States or the Governor of West Virginia... well, I am sure my Papa is on some sort of list that I don't even want to know exists. He is a straight shooter and he'll let you know when he thinks you are messing up or if something is messed up that you should know about. I'm pretty sure they have a task force assigned to him. "Got another letter from Wayne ______"... can't mention his last name 'cause that might get me on "the list" and I work real hard at layin' low. So Happy Birthday Papa!! May you have many more!
(Flower: Star of David- I didn't even notice that little bit of fabric matched exactly until I saw the picture on this screen. These flowers are bulbs and grow all in our grass here. They only open when the sun is shining.- just a little more information for Papa.)