Any time you have a birthday after a "certain" age it's a milestone and should be celebrated. Mr. P hit a big milestone on April 8th. He's not one to enjoy large crowds any longer and didn't want a big birthday bash thrown for him, I would have given anything in the world to have a repeat party like I threw for his 65th birthday. The barn was cleaned out, a hog brought in, a band was playing and lots and lots of friends with laughter filled the air. It was a little quieter this year, this is what he wanted, his birthday his way.
on Sunday with his sister and brother in law driving in from Nebraska to surprise him. He was truly shocked and overwhelmed to think they would take the time to swing down our way to spend some time with him on his special day.
I made a quick stop at my favorite place for a bit of retail therapy, If you've followed me for long you know I can't pass up a stop into Nell Hill's. Come on it's only 10 minutes from the doctor's office, a quick tour and a few pictures and I'm all fired up to come home to redo some of my vignettes.
It's been over a year or so since I've gotten Mr. P to eat out in public, as I mentioned earlier crowds bother him, he did say he was up for something to eat, I suggested the Wabash BBQ in Excelsior Springs. We have to go through Excelsior before hitting home, it was the perfect choice.
I've spent the last 35 years with this gentle giant and hope to spend a few more. Happy Happy Birthday darling.