Wednesday, February 04, 2009

February 4th

Today, this wonderful man that I proudly call my Dad turns 81 years young! My Dad & I didn't always see eye-to-eye, but we've grown so much closer over the past 4 years. We talk on the phone now & send each other snail mail (since he still doesn't have internet!). And we both like the same Nascar driver :) (note: the above picture is over 4 years old & before I lost any weight!)
Today would have been Jims' Dads birthday as well. He passed away about 2 years ago & Jim didn't even find out about it until 6 months afterwards. Jim & his Dad didn't have a good relationship at all! Very long story, but they parted ways before Jim & I met. I tried, once, to get them back together again, but it just wasn't meant to be. Sadly, today is also the anniversary of the death of Jims' Mom :( She passed away before I met Jim, which truly breaks my heart as I would have loved to meet her & gotten to know her! We don't have many pictures of either his Mom or Dad, but his sister did let me make copies of their wedding photos (shown above). I actually had to take pictures of the photos because the album is so old that I didn't want to risk damaging it by trying to remove the photos to scan them. Now I want to make a scrapbook album with them for Jim......just trying to decide what papers will go good with them as they're all black & white pictures. Any ideas?

I'm pretty happy with the way I bowled tonight.....for the most part. My first game, I had 7 strikes in a row from the 4th frame to the 10th frame for a 254 game :) But then my second game, I fell apart & only had a 154 game.....100 pins less than the first the heck did that happen??? I ended with a 171 game for a 579 series. Now if I could just bowl that good tomorrow! I've been really struggling on Wednesdays for some reason. Ever since they got new owners, the shot has been awful! Even Jim hates bowling there anymore!

That's all,


Denise said...

Hi, Benita. Today is my dad's birthday as well! He is 72, today. He lives about 1400 miles away from me in Florida. I miss him evry day. But he is healthy and happy!

Have a great day, Denise

Lorrie said...

wow... lots of memories all combined in one day huh? Happy bday to your daddy, and so glad y'all have gotten closer. I'm a daddy's girl, all the way, and couldn't imagine NOT being close to my dad.

DebW said...

What a nice idea to create the album for Jim! Did you see the new Melissa Francis line on Steph Howell's blog? Some of that may work well since it's got a distinct vintage look to it! Can't wait to see what you do!

Linda said...

Lots of memories for you on this day. I'm not sure what papers you could use but I am looking forward to seeing what you create. Congrats on your bowling, 7 strikes in a row is pretty awesome!

Rachel said...

I am a Daddy's Girl.. it is pretty awesome! Happy birthday to him! ANd many more healthy happy years to him!