Yesterday, my Grandfather (who we call Papa) turned 90!
I’ve been sitting here for a good half an hour trying to figure out how to write a post about someone that’s done so many things in 90 years – and I realize…you can’t. That’s what those big books at the library in the biographies section are for. I can’t possibly cover everything from his four children, eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren – to his amazing journey in World War II as a ski trooper, while all three of his brothers also independently fought across Europe, and all came home to lead long lives. As a kid I lived in Seattle and he lived/lives in Connecticut, so I only saw him 1-2 times a year – but I looked forward to it all year.
For his 90th birthday, all of his children & grandchildren are going back to Connecticut on Thanksgiving this year for a huge celebration. In addition, every family has sent me 40-45 photos to digitize and include in a book (one of those that you order from Ofoto) to give to him. Given that these photos span nearly a century, I’m doing lots of scanning this weekend. Here’s one of me with Papa – on my 1st Birthday. See… I always loved food, and chocolate cake is still my favorite!