90 years...oh what he has seen in his lifetime...
1928 is the year that bubble gum was invented, Penicillin was discovered and when Mickey Mouse made his first appearance.
And in a small town in Missouri, the youngest of 6 siblings was born into a poor family of lead miners. He would grow up to join the Air Force, marry the woman of his dreams and raise 3 kids. Through years of hard work completing his bachelor's and then master's degrees, working full time and growing a small business, he would go on to become a very successful man.
Surrounded by his family, he celebrated his 90th birthday over a spread of tacos and cake balls. We presented him with a book filled with pictures, memories and stories of our times together.
He loved reading an authentic newspaper from the day he was born - can you believe how big the paper was back then? Guess when there is no Google or Facebook you had to get all your daily news from the paper.
I can only imagine what he thinks about the world now as compared to when he grew up. Obviously a lot has changed but some things remain the same regardless of time. Having a strong, solid education, combined with a hard work ethic and surrounding yourself with a loving family will always equal success.
Happy birthday, Grandpa!