Today is my Fathers 98th birthday. On his birthday he loves to go to IHOP or Denny's for a pancake breakfast. Being 98 is a pretty momentous occasion isn't it? My niece Kelli let her two kidlets, Nathan and Emma, skip school today so they could go to breakfast with their Great Grandparents! During breakfast, I sent him a TEXT via my sister's phone. He just shakes his head at all this technology. He has seen a lot of changes in the world in his years. He can still tell you what he paid for a gallon of gas or a bale of hay in 1935, and exactly where he purchased it.
My Mom will be 90 on Saturday the 9th, so it will be breakfast at Denny's again that day. Last year Hub and I were able to go be with them on their birthdays. We had a big family reunion, with all the Aunts/Uncles/Cousins and celebrated both their birthdays. It was such great fun. They are the patriarch and matriarch in my very large family.
Mom and Dad, I love you both and feel so very fortunate to still have you in my life.
This is my Mom and Dad on their anniversary on Christmas Eve 2012.