Friday, June 04, 2010

A Memorial Day Birthday in California.

"If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people."
~Thich Nhat Hanh

Leave it to the smell of jasmine, the sound of Disneyland's nightly fireworks, the beauty of magnolia and jacaranda trees, and a healthy dose of Botts' dots to remind me why I love being from California!

Last weekend, we (Mom, Shep, and I) were in southern California visiting Grandpa T for his 91st birthday! Ninety-one years. Grandpa was actually pretty excited that his birthday fell on Memorial Day this year so there were flags out all over just for him. I sure love him, and it was great to spend his birthday there. Having Mom and Shep there was an added bonus!

Happy birthday, Grandpa!
Here's to many more!

Jacaranda photo found here.
Photos of Grandpa from Christmas 2007.


Lindsay RC Wilson said...

I love Botts' dots. Why is it that not everyone has clued into their greatness.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for helping to make Grandpa's birthday a fun celebration. I especially enjoyed the Crab Cooker dinner and Frances' great Sunday breakfast. How about you?


Kimberlee Koplin Mills St. Clair said...

So here is what I love....that he is 91, that he hasn't changed a bit in like 17 years, that it appears he is a Real SL fan (his hat?), and that is is absolutely gorgeous in those pictures....