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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dad Adams is NINETY SEVEN Today


George's sweet Daddy turns 97 TODAY. We went to Hendersonville to see them yesterday... Our good friends, Judy and Charlie, went with the four of us to Logan's Roadhouse to celebrate with a BIG dinner. We all had steaks --and they were delicious!!!! Dad and Mom ate every drop!! Then the waitress brought Dad a HUGE Brownie covered with chocolate syrup, ice cream and whipped cream for dessert... You should have seen Dad's face!!!!! Of course, it was SO big that we ALL had to sample it too!!! (No calories of course!!! ha...)


Judy and Charlie gave Dad one of those cute, musical cards---which surprised him when he opened it... Can you just imagine what has changed during his lifetime????? Nobody had even heard nor thought of a musical card 97 years ago!


We went back to their home ---and a lady from their Sunday School Class brought some homemade sourdough bread and a birthday cake for Dad. The pictures above and below were taken while she was there. Isn't he a cutie????? How many people do you know who are 97 years young---who have never taken one single prescription drug in their lives???? That's George's Dad!!!! He is an inspiration to everyone around him!









And he Huffed and he Puffed ---but the candle wouldn't go out!!!! ha (We couldn't put 97 candles on his cake for fear of burning the house down!!!! ha)









On our way home after our day in Hendersonville, we were driving up the mountain toward the Cumberland Plateau watching some VERY threatening weather. The sky actually was so interesting --with all different colors all around us... I kept snapping pictures from inside our moving car --hoping that some of them would come out, through the windows. Surprisingly, they came out pretty good.









Of course, with dark clouds and rain, there's usually a beautiful RAINBOW.... And--guess what??? With all of that rain around us, we missed it other than a few sprinkles!!!











The closer we got toward home, the prettier the sky became. I think I took about 30 pictures... ha









Finally, when we stepped out of our car --after a long day, look what was shining down on us then!!!!!!! The day began and ended perfectly. Happy Birthday, Dad. We LOVE you.


Hope all of you have a great weekend.
Hugs,

48 comments:

Mildred said...

Heart warming to see Dad Adams enjoy his special day!

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Betsy...what a BEAUTIFUL tribute to your father in law! Happy belated Birthday, George's daddy!!

T said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Adams - you are an inspiration!

Betsy - that last shot of the moon is gorgeous!!!

Bill S. said...

Happy birthday to your father-in-law and a wish for more happy ones.

Kamana said...

97! wow :)

Sunny said...

Happy 97, Mr. Adams!
A lovely post Betsy...love the moon.
Sunny :)

Darla said...

How wonderful !!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Happy 97 Mr. Adams. Such a dandy you are.
I have a friends mother who will turn 97 in September. She still goes camping and does all the cooking.
I would only want to reach such a year if I could do it with the style and grace those two have.
Many more Mr. Adams.

Cedar ... said...

Happy Birthday to you "Dad" Adams!

Shelley said...

Dad Adams is such an inspiration! Happy Birthday and many blessings to him!
(Loved your sky photos!!)
Hugs,
Shelley

Beth said...

Warmest wishes and Happy Birthday to Dad Adams! What an amazing man!

I love your glorious sky pictures, Betsy. You always seem to be able to capture beauty, wherever you may be.

ROSIDAH said...

Happy Birthday, Dad Adams!

Wow, he's a real inspiration. Wonderful shots. I love them all. Have a wonderful weekend, Betsy :)

Cicero Sings said...

Dad Adams looks great for his 97 years. Yes he HAS seen a lot of changes. My Mom sometimes recounts those changes. They lived in a great and exciting time. No prescription drugs ... probably why he is in such good health!

dot said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. Adams who certainly doesn't look 97!

Dorothy said...

Dad Adams looks great! I would like to read a book that he could write about his life!!!

Diane AZ said...

Looks like you had a beautiful day from start to finish. Happy Birthday to Dad Adams! He is an inspiration to us all. :)

Janie said...

Happy birthday to Dad Adams! I hope he has many more happy years.
Beautiful sky photos, Betsy. Glad you avoided the storm but still had the views.

Kelly said...

Ahhhhhh!! What a wonderful day!!! 97...that is wonderful. You have a wonderful family. I can see your loving spilling through...

cherie said...

97 and without taking any prescription drugs - now YOU know that would really amaze me, ms. betsy, and you're right! Happy birthday to dear George's Dad! (Boy, does long life run in your family, on both sides!) big hugs, ms. betsy!

The Incredible Woody said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Adams!!

My great-aunt Idella lived to be 104, living on her own and even keeping a garden. Amazing!!

The weather was the same for us yesterday. It threatened and threatened but all we got was a couple of sprinkles. I was hoping for more, things are dry!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Congrats to Dad on reaching 97. What a wonder to still be at home.

Busy Bee Suz said...

If only, we could all be that lucky!!!
Birthday blessings to the young man!!!!
your sky pictures are awesome...I sure hope YOU were not driving. ;0

NCmountainwoman said...

What a wonderful day you had, Betsy. How fortunate to celebrate the life of this blessed man. It's only appropriate that you should have dodged the storms.

Peggy said...

what a blessing to celebrate Georges Dad's birthday! He is a very handsome and happy man.

JKoenig said...

What a happy occasion and a wonderful day for all of you to remember. God is good!

Rambling Woods said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Dad Adams is an inspiration to me,and I don't even know him.He is a blessing and a true treasure for you.Enjoy every moment with him.
Blessings,Ruth

Unseen Rajasthan said...

All my best wishes are with your family..Unseen Rajasthan

Snap said...

What a great day! Happy Birthday to Dad Adams!

Lola said...

A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to George's Dad.
The pics are great. Beautiful sky.

Rose said...

What a wonderful day it must have been and with a perfect ending, also.

Diane said...

Happy bIRTHday, George's daddy.
Happy birthday to you.

Cheryl /Ashton said...

How wonderful you could share and enjoy this birthday with your loved ones. I am amazed by the fact that Mr. Adams takes NO medications! And how appropriate to spot a rainbow at the end of a happy day.

Joy said...

God love him. What an inspiration. Can you imagine all the changes he's seen in his lifetime.
I love pictures of the night sky.


Joy

Deborah Godin said...

What a wonderful day, and a happy one to spend with him. What a kindly-looking man he is! And a rainbow, too!!

bettyl said...

Tell him Happy Birthday from Down Under for me! He looks wonderful!

Love the skies and rainbow.

Rosa said...

God bless him! 97! What an accomplishment! We went to Logan's tonight!!! YUMMMM. Your photos of the skies are beautiful. Tennessee has the most beautiful sunsets ever. And the moon. How did you capture that??? xoxo

flyingstars said...

lovely tribute...just so heart-warming!

Pat - Arkansas said...

What a wonderful event! No, it's not often that you hear about, much less meet, a beautiful person who has lived for almost 100 years. Many good wishes are sent his way.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Great photos Betsy. That's a good sign about it clearing as you approached home turf. That's one big rainbow!

Jo said...

Happy and blessed birthday, Dad Adams. What a blessing to have a dad that age. I loved the sound of the brownie, Betsy. What beautiful photos you took on the way home. I take photos from the vehicle all the time. My Scenic Sunday post (as all my other outdoor posts here in Khartoum) are taken while travelling through the city. Glad you had such a wonderful day. Your photos are STUNNING. (((Hugs))) Jo

SmilingSally said...

George comes from good stock! His father seems to be in top notch health!

Jayne said...

How wonderful that you all got to celebrate with them and that he is so healthy and vibrant at 97!

amelia said...

Happy Birthday to Dad!! Wonderful!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Betsy, your sky photos are beautiful. I can see why you would take so many of that gorgeous sight.

A big Happy Birthday to Dad Adams.

Judy

Karin said...

What a lovely post about George's dad! He looks great! The part about the candles reminded me of the one time a family at the nursing home where I work, celebrated grandma's birthday in her room. They brought a huge cake to be later shared with all the staff. After they lit all the candles - one for each year of life - the smoke detector went off and the fire department had to respond! We had a few policies and procedures put into place after that, especially for those who are not endowed with enough common sense not to put over 80 candles on a cake!!! Yikes! Now if that had been in a huge room,maybe, but this was in a small bedroom! True story though!

You always put such warmth into all your posts! Thanks!

Daisy said...

Happy belated birthday wishes to Dad Adams. I love the rainbow and moon photos, Betsy.

cizrein said...

WOW.. he must have lived a close to perfect lifestyle! well, my dad will be turning 79 this sept. 21, i hope he reaches 97 too.. Happy bday to Mr. Adams.. More blessings and longer life for him.. i wish he'd still be healthy even at the age of 100+.. God Bless him and your family!