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Friday, April 5, 2013

Happy 85th Birthday, Daddy!

Today, eighty five years ago,
my daddy, Robert Alexander,
was born!
Wow! 85 years!
That's a very long time ago...
imagine all those decades
and all that has
come to pass in them.

Here he is as a Naval Aviator.
Of all the things he enjoys,
 remembering his Navy days
and his Navy Pals
is one of his top "likes".
He left Tulane University for the service.

When he was gone in the Navy for my first birthday, he sent me this drawing.
I still have it!

My favorite remembrance of him was in my eighth grade year.
He had been taking pictures
 (he has been a professional photographer for over 60 years)
somewhere and while driving through a town he spied a department store
with a mannequin in the window.
The mannequin had on a pink dress.
Long story short...
he bought it for my eighth grade graduation dress!
Right size, right color...hit the bullseye dead center.
I was delighted!

Here's the dress, second from the right.

When I was a senior in high school, I was co-Editor of the high school yearbook.
I was also taking a Home Economics III course,
and in those days we had "home" projects that were due every six weeks.
Another long story short...
I had an annual deadline AND a reversible vest due the next morning.
We had both completed at 8 a.m.
Daddy sewed the vest.
(I hope my home ec. teacher, Mrs. Davis, isn't reading this.)

Daddy gets up every morning with something to do.
He never just sits (I think that's genetic.)
After a Burger King breakfast...he's out and about.
Always on the computer, taking pictures, doing something..
He just purchased a saxophone (he played many years ago)
and has formed a quartet to entertain his friends at his apt. complex!

I could go on and on, but I will part with this...
Daddy, thank you for all you have done for us over the years.
We love you and wish you a wonderful day today!
Happy, happy 85th Birthday from us all!

1 comment:

Libby said...

Happy 85th Birthday, Mr. Alexander!