Happy 80th Birthday Dad!!!
My father in an inspiration to many people...he has so much energy and enthusiasm, and he is so kind and patient with my mother. For them, it was "love at first sight"...they were married 53 years ago, just 100 days after they met for the first time.
April 2007, we celebrated my father's 80th birthday by giving parties at their home and by taking him on a backpacking trip to a small cabin in the mountains. it is a place he visited frequently as a boy and as a young man, then again with my brothers and I when we were teenagers. In the picture, taken on his birthday, he is getting ready to close the gate and begin the hike to the cabin. I can hear him saying, "c'mon guys, get the lead out....we're burning daylight!
If I were to describe my father in one sentence, I would say: "His life is driven by love rather than by ego."