I've had decades with this man. I've enjoyed them all and look forward to several more. Since his last birthday, we've become grandparents, and now I'll get to know him all over again through a fresh pair of eyes. Here's a photo I snapped last weekend when Nola couldn't stop looking at her Granddad -- especially when he delivered the "secret" whistle he'd devised to help her get over making strange at him. If she could talk, I'm sure she'd join me in wishing him a very "Happy Birthday"!
So Happy Birthday, my dear, and may there be many, many more!