John and I flew to Fresno this week to visit my Dad and Kris in Reedley. He turned 89 on September 20th. I gave him the quilt I finished last week called “Worlds Without End.” Something to remember me by in the coming cooler months.
We celebrated Dad’s birthday with his brothers, Henry and Wilfred.
My brother, Eric, and Kris’s boys, Kendal and Trevor with their families:
Birthday Boy! Dad was born 20 September 1930 in Fresno. He grew up in Reedley.
My homeplace:My mom planted this olive tree when I was about 10 years old. She’d be happy to see it flourishing now.
Dad and I had time to go through more things for his history. I was also able to video record quite a few stories from his life. A lot happens in 89 years.We visited the Reedley Cemetery and found Grandpa and Grandma and Dad’s little sister, Ruth.
Dad says he’s got 10 more years in him. I’m glad for that! I will miss him these next 2 years while we’re away.