So on this day, I usually post something like THIS to wish my Dad and my niece Maggie a happy birthday.
This year, Dad would have been 87 today, and Maggie is 29. Gasp! Twenty nine? How is that possible???
Maggie always had birthday cakes that said "Happy Birthday, Maggie and Pappy" and my Dad loved sharing his birthday with her.
Ah, those were the days. Dad loved all his grandchildren, but I think he and Maggie were especially close. He never enjoyed birthdays so much as he did after she was born on his.
The birthday girl had a dinner party last night and being the true princess that she is, she wore her crown:
If Daddy had been there, he'd have worn one right along with her.
Happy birthday, Dad. I love you and miss you every single day. Make Linda buy you a beer today.
And happy birthday, Maggie. I'm so proud of you, you are such a beautiful woman in every way....and I couldn't love you more if you were my daughter instead of my niece.
Party on, rock stars.