Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Grandpa!! :)

Today is Grandpa Ray's birthday! He would be 116 today if he were still around!

For the past couple of years, I thought it would be fun to start a family blog where we could post our memories about Grandma and Grandpa. So today in honor of Grandpa's birthday, I finally did it!!!

I loved how Grandpa would always greet us at the door with a HUGE SMILE and a BIG KISS when we'd come to visit him!

I loved how Grandpa would always be whistling a tune! Reminds me of the song, "Whistle While You Work!"

I love how Grandpa was always such a good example to us all!! :)

When I was little I always loved it when he would invite me into the kitchen at his house and offer me some goodies from his special goodie drawer!! The petrified marshmallows were some of my favorites!! :) Of course the licorice too...I like black best! :)

I loved all the big parties we would have to celebrate Grandpa's birthday! It was always fun to hang out with the family! I think one of my favorite birthday party memories was the year we let all those helium balloons go from the roof of Friendship Manor!

I still like to celebrate Grandpa's birthday each year! The week of Grandpa's birthday, I get some special treats for my family! The special treats are powdered doughnuts and black cherry floats!! :)