Wednesday, March 4, 2009

the young man...the rebel...my Pops...the King...












Well Pops, it's that time again, time to give tribute to my Dad on his birthday. A young man, a rebel perhaps, but a young Father with two young children, yet the dreams of a being a bush pilot never left his mind, the dreams many a young man has until the stork arrives.
Maybe after the children have flown the nest...but always there wondering...what if. Still the rebel on his BMW, Pops has taken vacations by himself to the East coast, Alaska, California and everywhere in between, to meet new people and family and to see the beauty of the land...that rebel without a cause...just to say...I did it. He still rides his cycle today, though in his 80's. I don't worry about him, cause he always says...what a way to go!
A gentle man, an honest man, an only child, dedicated to his parents and family, always a hard worker, striving for the best for his family in troubling times. Dad was always under the car or on the roof or in a tree, fixing what needed to be fixed, the tinkerer like his Father before him, yet a gentle Grandfather to his only Grandchild, my daughter Piper.
But the fun thing about Pops, is his sense of humor...always a comeback and a jokester, but true tempered and steadfast, always fun to be around...that's my Pops. Yup Pops...another day with the kids, so don't lock the doors and pull the shades...we know you're there and I have a key...
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPS!!! Another one down the tubes and I hope for many more...you ain't gettin' out that easy...WE LOVE YOU!!!

17 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Happy Birthday, Pop! I can see you are young at heart so birthdays don't count except for the cake;)
Marnie

High Desert Diva said...

Happy Birthday!

M.Kate said...

Happy Birthday :D you are so funny..the locking the door part hahaha :D

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Heavens! Does anyone else think he looks like Marlon Brando on the motorcycle?
Adorable. My daddy's been gone for 20 yrs this July. Hug him for me!
xo lulu

Kelly Aaron Mosaics said...

From one girl to another who thinks her dad's just about the greatest thing since sliced bread, I love this post. It brought a tear to my eye. Happy birthday to your dad!!!

time-worn interiors said...

Happy Birthday Pop! Hope you have a great one! If you spend it with Sharon I know it will be good!
TOT

Shab-n-Chic said...

Awesome!! Pops....you RULE! Be sure to pass that crown on down to your lovely daughter. Happy Birthday kid.

willow said...

Lovely birthday tribute to a lovely man! Happy Birthday!

(Sharon, you look so much like your handsome dad!)

Utah Grammie said...

What a cutie=patootie! I love the crown- and his GREAT attitude. It remindes me of the mind-set of the men in "Second Hand Lions" - you are a lucky woman to not only have him in your life as an adult- but to come from such GREAT stock! Will you tell him someone in Utah wishes him a very Happy Birthday and many more rides to come!!

Diane said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your Pops Day. Please do wish him the very best from all of us girls in Blogland.
Hugs, Diane

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet dad!!

white o'morn cottage said...

A very happy birthday to you!

summersundays-jw said...

You're so lucky to still have your Dad. Tell him Happy Birthday from Missouri. Jan

Jeanne said...

I LOVE hearing about people growing older and still enjoying life to the fullest. Give him a big smooch for me!

RainGardener said...

Hope I'm not to late to wish your Dad a Happy Birthday. The pictures are wonderful! Just found your blog and how great it is.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a grand birthday tribute to your dad! O wow!

Wish him a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Australia!

sarayutouched said...

What great pictures...thanks for sharing such a nice tribute to your Pops.