Sunday, January 18, 2009

A surprise for my Birthdayt!

Our oldest Son Jack & My girl.
Our other son SAm and my girl, actually he is not our son, I thought Jack had brought our New President for a visit befor the inauguration, Sam departed to Plant City and his family there.

Jack was the first to arrive with his pillow and blanket.

Here is Sonny a very close friend and Brother In Law.

Here I am with Matt Dillon, note the short sleeves, we did have nice weather.

Luke VEgas, Our youngest son Mark and Me.

This is the last of the crew departing, headed back to NC after driving down for a day to wish me a happy Birthday.

Luke lining up a shot, we shot a couple games before they hit the road.l

Here is Mark out on the patio this afternoon.

Well, I had a whirl wind birthday. Yes I made it to and through 70 years old. Jack came down and we were have a good visit. He brought Sam down with him. Sam was on his way to his folks in Plant City Florida. We had a great visit and learned Sam enjoyed Ludlum and Grisham, so he got the latest we had plus a copy of Sticky.
On my Birthday we went to Denny’s for Breakfast. Just lazed around and had a great visit with Jack. He wanted 20 copies of Sticky autographed for his co workers and drivers.
Toward the end of the day I got a shock. I was sitting with my back to the RV door, felt someone behind me and it was Luke Vegas, the youngest Grandson. He was
followed by his brother, Matthew Dillon, then our youngest son Mark and Sonny my close friend.
All a complete surprise. WE had a great time. Last night they took me out for Last night they took me to the Oakwood for ribs and chicken. We had ‘Armadillo eggs’ That is Jalapeno peppers stuffed with cheese and deep fried, actually they were good. Anyway thanks for all the Birthday wishes, all of them were very nice.
Nite Shipslog

***Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

***Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time, ( Hence, multi-tasking was invented.)

***Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

***There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

***The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!


shirl72 said...

Glad they wewe all there for your Birthday. They
all love you. I don't envy them on the trip
back home. They are all young except Sonny.
I think Sonny is 80. I sure Matt Dillon and Luke Vegas just like getting out of town.
Thanks for putting it back in my ball court.


Sandra said...

I'm happy to hear you had a nice birthday. It's always nice when family comes to visit. my birthday is just around the corner and I will be 72..... still a good age though, right

Randy said...

Hello Mr. Jack,

So glad you had a great Birthday and got to see all your family and I think I'm going to have to try those Armadillo

God Bless


Paula said...

Glad you had a nice BD.

Sheila Y said...

Glad you had your son visiting and then the surprise of the other one coming with your grandsons and friend. Hope it didn't stress your heart too much, got to watch that stuff now...ha.
Take care, Sheila

Paula said...

I ask John about the oil pumps and I got an explanation too long to tell you all of it. Some units are on a time clock and only pump so many hours a day as that is all they can make. Some could be out of oil, old and not used anymore. Some needing repairs etc. etc. Thanks for asking wish I could explain better.

betty said...

what a nice surprise to have your son and grandsons come and celebrate your special day! I bet you all enjoyed your time together :)


Helen said...

I am glad that you had such a nice Birthday and were surrounded by family who love you. Helen

Anonymous said...

Actually, the name Wendy was made up for the play - it came first.

For more Peter Pan adventure, check this out:


Jean said...

What a nice surprise on your Birthday getting to be with most of your family. Glad you had a good one, you take care, jean

Ally Lifewithally said...

Sounds like you had a good Birthday ~ glad you shared it with Friends and Family ~ Ally x

Rose said...

Happy Birthday! What a nice surprise you had with family.

Wow, all that traveling.........amazing!

Hugs, Rose

Terri said...

So glad to know you had a wonderful Birthday filled with the love and memories of family by your side....

The pictures are great!


Debbie said...

I kinda thought there might be a few surprises in store for your birthday. I've made armadillo eggs before from the jalapeno peppers we raised in our garden but mine was baked and not deep fried. They are good but our peppers were hotter than a firecracker and so was the mexican cheese I used. I didn't wear gloves while fixing them and my hands burned every time I put them in water for a couple of days. The jalapeno poppers you buy in the store that have cheddar cheese in them are really good and they're mild compared to home grown peppers.