Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Eighty Seven Years Young


Happy Birthday Dad !


Dad and Duke-1


I know we all say we are not having any more birthdays, and we all claim to be 39 and holding.   Yet, somehow, as our time on earth is shared, the importance of birthday celebrations gains new meaning.

I can remember the day my Grandfather Holtzman  was honoring his 75th birthday and how proud he was of reaching the three quarter century mark.   At that time, I was only creeping up to my 20 years and did not fully appreciate the pride .   I only remember thinking Gosh, that is old !

Well Dad, like so many other important things you have taught us, I can now appreciate and celebrate  the 87 years of contribution you have made to the family and your friends. 

Did you know that you share the same birthday month and year as Winnie the Pooh?    Ray Price?   Grand Old Opry?

As a  child, I loved Winnie the Pooh the most, Ray Price I have only heard the name and the Grand Old Opry is quite a place,  but you are still are the BEST Dad we ever had. 


Love you,

Bob and Sue


  1. Happy Birthday to your dad! 87 years is quite an accomplishment. Hope his health is still excellent. Looks like you have good genes!
    I would love to share a birthday with Winnie the Pooh. He is a wise bear and my favorite. He actually travels with me on the road. I should put a picture of him on my blog.

  2. How lucky you are to have had your dad for such a long time. Hope he enjoyed his birthday!


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