Wednesday, November 18, 2009

92

I just hung up from talking with my grandfather. Although I didn't sing for him like he does for the rest of us on our birthdays, I did wish him a Happy Birthday and was thrilled that our card arrived today and not a day late.

I was the last of all 8 (required) family members to call him today. I kind of like being last to check-in although my Mom usually likes to give me a courtesy call when she hears that I haven't called yet. Like I don't know it's his birthday. Of myself and my 2 siblings, I am usually the one reminding everyone else. No matter. Grandpa sounded great and they were getting ready to have the birthday cake Grandma Dee made for him. Chocolate, of course.


They were over at a friend's house for a Norwegian dinner of Lutefisk and lefse, then their friend (my one senior blog reader. Hi B!) showed my grandparents my blog and the photos of the Gardener's new tractor on her TV computer. Seriously, every time he mentions computers he searches for the word in his very sharp 92 year old brain and usually still comes up with TV.

The Gardener and I often talk about how so many things have changed over the years since my grandfather was a boy, and even since he retired over 25 years ago! For many years a horse was my grandfather's only form of transportation and now he uses a GPS while my grandmother drives their car. Hell, he even uses a cell phone and pretty damn effectively at that. I don't see him starting his own blog anytime soon or purchasing an ipod (although he loves ours), but I did hear him say a while back that he wants to look for a new banjo on Ebay. See, even the Internet is growing on him.

Happy Birthday Gramps!

9 comments:

Shady Lady said...

Well a big Happy Birthday from me too!

Riot Kitty said...

And happy b.day from me! I wish I had a nice grandfather. We have nice grandfather clocks in my family, but no nice grandfathers!

LL Cool Joe said...

Good for him!! How cool does he sound!

Happy Birthday to your Grandfather!

Debbie said...

I hope he had a great day! It sounds like you have such a terrific family.

Kelly said...

Happy Happy from Ohio!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Happy Birthday to your grandfather.

Cindy said...

He is SO cute! I admit it, I have a thing for old men!!LOL Happy birthday to him and many more! How cool is that his name is Conrad, that's even better!

sheila said...

Happy Birthday Grampa! 92! What you must see in 92 years. He sure looks great too! Doesn't look a day of 70!

Organic Meatbag said...

Way to go, Grandpa! 92 and still kicking ass! Very admirable!