On May 21st. Dad turned a young age of 86. Still going strong taking care of himself, home and yard work. Sometimes I don’t know how he does it, with the way I feel after doing my yard work.
The day was perfect for a gathering on the outside deck. Us four siblings all kicked in and bought the Pizza, salad, soft drinks, two kinds of pie, and two kinds of ice cream.
We ate first, then Dad opened his greeting cards and gifts.
Afterwards the candles were placed in each pie, to celebrate Sister Judy and Dad’s Birthdays.
The reason for the pies and not cakes at Dad’s birthday is this.
The first 3 kids mom and dad had were born in May. Brother Ken on the 5th., Me on the 14th. Judy on the 19th. and by the 21st. on Dad’s birthday the family pretty much had their fill of birthday cakes. Dad always wanted a pie. So to this day, he still gets a Birthday Pie. The 4th child Catherine, was born in August, 10 years after I, the eldest was born. Her and I keep joking on the differences in our age. Family jokes between siblings never get old, just better!
The back yard is just about finished. The recycled patio blocks were put in place, with the sod being removed first and relocated.
From a prior post I took a photo of the Lilac bush area, before and after it was cleaned up. I decided that this would be a great place to place the sod that was removed from under the patio blocks.
Still looks like I could use a couple more pieces of sod to complete the area in front of the AC unit though. Maybe a little grass seed will do the trick.
Until next time, be safe and God Bless.