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My Dad is celebrating his 101st birthday today. The picture above was taken last year when we celebrated his 100th birthday at his church in Hendersonville. My younger brother Ken and my sister Janet are standing with me behind Dad.
Dad has had a remarkable life. He remembers when a horse and wagon was the family’s transportation, as well as his first encounter with electricity. But he didn’t live in the past. At the tender age of 90 he learned to use a computer and would send us daily emails telling us when he and Mom had been doing the day before. Even in his mid-nineties he would get up on the roof of his house when necessary.
He’s slowed down quite a bit over the last few years, especially after Mom died. But he still enjoys getting out and going for a ride, and he still enjoys his ice cream. Betsy and I are going to Tullahoma this evening to have a restaurant dinner with Dad and Janet, and I’m pretty sure I know what he’ll order for dessert.