It was Dad's 89th birthday. And since the young man like to shoot a little pool, it was decided we head into town Sunday afternoon and play a few games of snooker. Since it's cold outside, Dad doesn't get out much other than for the occasional doctor visit. So, I made reservations for fifteen or so and sent out the invitations. Everyone was excited to be a part of such a celebration. Even the great-grand kids wouldn't have missed it for anything.
Everyone wanted a chance to play against the pool shark. He took great pride in defeating us all one by one.
It was great to see him smiling so much showing off all of his teeth.
Sometimes as we get older and our friends and loved ones depart from this word, it's difficult to remember why we need to go on. It's good to get out every now and then and remind yourself that there is still plenty of life left to live and plenty of people that love you. We may not understand why Mom had to die or why Dad is left to go on without her. But he's still here and there must be a reason for it. So we're going to enjoy every moment that we can with the man that gave us and continues to give us life.
Here's my Daddy showing off the new sweatshirt he got for his birthday from his caregiver. She wears an Old Navy shirt often and he always jokes that "That's him..... Old Navy" You see when he was eighteen, he was young and joined the US Navy during World War 2. Now, he's ..... Old Navy.
Still lots of life in that old Navy boy.