Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Old Man...

I am now officially married to an "older man"!

But is 60 really that old? I'm only a few months behind, & believe me, time passes quickly.

Bob has been a great husband these past 40+ years. He was only 19 when we got married. Both of us had a lot of growing up to do in those early years, but amazingly, we made it.

My Senior Banquet Date...18 years old

Bob has been a good provider. When we were first married he worked the midnight shift at Rock Island Railroad in Kansas City, attended college & worked part time at a Sinclair gas station. Later, we moved to Indiana...really not knowing for sure what he was going to do...where he ended up working hourly for his Dad in construction. After helping on just a few houses, he ventured out on his own & has been building homes ever since.

Bob has been a good father to our two children, being a fine Christian example for them. We traveled many places when our kids were younger, making great memories on some wonderful vacations. Now he is doing a great job as being "grandpa" and dearly loves all six of his grandchildren.

One year ago...

Bob is my favorite pianist...(well, Kim Collingsworth comes in close too :) ...and has played for our church for many years. He has served as church treasurer and been a board member long enough that I'm ready for him to retire that job! He loves old Chevy's & has a beautiful collection of "Classics". Through his car hobby he has made many friends across the country and has left his Christian footprint with them.

Baby "Bobby Gene"

Bob & his sister Sherry...11 months apart

The familiar grin!

Here is wishing Bob many more healthy, productive, enjoyable years ahead. He isn't that old yet!!!


Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, Bob! You're actually younger than my dad! :o)

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday from both of us!

Karen Walden said...

Hope you had a nice quiet birthday dinner at Red Lobster! We would have totally crashed your party!
Thanks for being a great Dad! We all love you very much!
By the way, did Mom tell you that Parker asked if you were 95 today? HA! :)

Lady J said...

Happy birthday Bob!I'm not too far behind that milestone myself.

Sherry Gates said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a nice one! Sheila, love your new look!

Steve Hight said...

Yes, happy birthday, Bob. Nice blog about him, Sheila. I sure miss his piano accompaniment.

Just one thing: Are you sure that HE'S the church treasurer???

Angie Davis said...

Happy Birthday, Bro. T!