10.10.2006

birthday boy



happy birthday
to you
happy birthday
to you
happy birthday
asleep
happy birthday
to you

...and many moooooore. (sorry this is a couple days late)

I hope you had a good birthday, it looks as though you did.

Another birthday, today, would be my dad's. I know he is somwhere, watching the television, with his feet kicked up, enjoying a good coffee. He would have had his favorite meal and it would have had lots of hot sauce on it. We would have had a party for him, and not really know what to get him - because he had everything. Ellerie and Gavin would have drawn him a picture or created something with glue. My sister and I would have gone in together on something - maybe dinner, maybe a tool (because Lord knows the man needed another one).

It would have been good times. But I am sure he is somewhere, having good times. With his brother, mom and dad. With past friends, bullshitting, playing jokes on one another. But, anyways, happy birthday.

7 comments:

Katie said...

a very happy birthday to him =)

mo said...

although the only opportunity i get is to know him is through you, i am honored and grateful for that very experience. happy belated and thanks for donation to bringing jimmy here.

Heather B said...

When I think of your Dad, I think of us watching TV in your little family room while he sat and watched from the kitchen table.

Happy Birthday Denny, wherever you are :)

Asleep said...
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Asleep said...

thanks everyone... especially you jimmy... kiss... i miss you.

molly said...

i like the oil changing story...i wish you would blog about it...or designing women...think how many laughs we get about that. i can't even say the name Charlene without a chuckle.

i love that you and your father share the same idea of a good time/birthday...minus the hot sauce. I can just hear you now, "OHHH GIRL! MY LIPS ARE BURNING OFF...WHERE'S MY BURT'S BEES???"

lesa said...

Jimmy,

Happy Birthday to your dad! When you lose them it really does leave a void. I am glad you have fond memories of the birthdays and such that you were able to share with him.

Ellerie's best friends mom
(we met at pre-school)