Happy 90th Birthday!!!
We held a surprise luncheon for my uncle. 22 nieces and nephews showed up to honor this fine man. His younger brother attended and an old girlfriend.
To strangers, I'm sure he's just some old man, but to know his life, or at least some of it...just puts a smile on your face.
This ole man was quite dashing in his day. In fact, very handsome and the old girlfriend, my gosh...what a pin up! Imagine this...a WWII Air force pilot with her pictured on his plane. A love story!!!
He crash landed twice during the war, obviously survived, and eventually retired from the air force.
They never married, but remained friends. It's fun to see them together and picture them "young and in love".
He married another beauty, who passed away two years ago. He "retired" two more times, and finally really retired after his wife passed.
After the singing of Happy Birthday, he gave a quiet speech,
"You know, I've been living on borrowed time since 1943...."