Saturday, July 4, 2009

Who Needs Candles When You've Got Fireworks

It's gotta be nice to have an entire country splashing out on fireworks just to celebrate your birthday. Granted, it's the wrong country going crazy with the fireworks, but I don't think Stan minds too much.

You see, today is not only that wonderful American celebration of Independence, it is also the birthday of one of the nicest men on the planet, Stan, aka Grand-dad. Today this wonderful guy turns 83 and I think that deserves all the fanfare of a massive fireworks display.

He's a good egg, this Stan. Dedicated father, adorable in his role as a grandfather, and extremely patient with his foreign born daughter-in-law. As I've said in the past, I couldn't have asked for a better father-in-law. I'm not sure he can say the same about me, but we won't worry about that just now, will we?

So in conjunction with my annual Fourth of July Hug A Brit tradition, I'm celebrating the birthday of a man of class and charm, the birthday of a man who I admire and respect with all my heart. Enjoy your fireworks and a have a happy birthday, Stan!


Kitty said...

Well he did want more grandchildren . . .!

Sue said...

It seems somehow appropriate for such a grand celebration to fall on his birthday. He's the humblest of people and one of the nicest I've ever met. HB Stan!