Happy Birthday, Dad


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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.

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29 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Dad”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Happy Birthday, John Emery Adams!

  2. Coloring Outside the Lines Says:

    Happy Birthday to your father!

  3. Denise Says:

    How wonderful and a great celebratory photo on his 100th. Happy Birthday to your Dad. He is a remarkable man and must have some amazing stories to tell.

  4. Fishing Guy Says:

    How wonderful George, what a complete and fulfilled life.

  5. MadSnapper Says:

    he is totally remarkable that he learned the computer at that age.. daddy would have been 100 this oct…. your dad looks so good. and oh no, does this mean Bob will still be getting on the roof until he is 90? oh noooooooooo

  6. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    Happiest of birthdays to Dad Adams. HE is an amazing man who created an amazing family. I think he deserves a double scoop!!
    Have fun tonight. XOXO

  7. bertNbertN Says:

    Happy birthday to your Dad. Longevity runs in your blood!

  8. Blackberry Lane Says:

    Wishing your Dad a wonderful birthday. May God bless you all on this special day.

  9. Linda Says:

    He sounds like a remarkable man, and I’m sure you’re all proud of him. I hope the dinner celebration tonight will be a happy one for all and that your dad’s favorite ice cream flavor is on the menu.

  10. sylviakirk Says:

    A remarkable man indeed, George!! Wishing him a very wonderful birthday and a wonderful day for all of you! I’ll be holding good thoughts! Enjoy!

  11. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    It is amazing to me that he learned to do computer, I guess he is still really sharp! It shows that keeping active s the best thing. I hope you have a wonderful evening and I hope to see the pictures shortly.

  12. ladyfi Says:

    Your dad is amazing! Hope you all had a wonderful day.

  13. rhiebert Says:

    He is a remarkable man,for sure. At that age,he can eat whatever he wants,even if it is dessert first. 🙂

  14. Rose Says:

    Your dad has been a remarkable man…sounds like someone I would have loved to know! I bet he could tell the stories.

  15. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Awesome! Happy birthday to your dad.

  16. Larry Says:

    I know that you know what a lucky man you are to have gotten to enjoy you dad for so long and I hope it continues.

  17. Carletta Says:

    I can’t even imagine being a 100+.
    I hope you have a wonderful visit.
    Many continued blessings to your Dad!

  18. dayphoto Says:

    How wonderful to have your Dad for so long and be close enough you can get to see him! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your Dad, George!!!


  19. MaryBeth Says:

    What a wonderful man to know. A remarkable father too, I bet. I hope you had a great day with him and he had a wonderful ride. MB

  20. Rajesh Says:

    wow! Happy birthday to your Dad.

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  22. alskamom Says:

    Happy Birthday to your Dad!!

  23. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    He is truly an amazing man. I hope to see pictures of this year’s celebration!

  24. Linda W. Says:

    Wow, that’s awesome! I’m so glad he had family that appreciates him on his birthday.

  25. ZielonaMila Says:

    Happy Birthday to your Dad!! Greetings

  26. Neal Says:

    That is awesome. It’s hard to imagine to be living at that age.

  27. l'Angevine Says:

    j’arrive un peu tard….

  28. Lorri Says:

    What a treasured photo, along with memories! Belated birthday wishes!

  29. gpcox Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, John Adams!

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