October 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy

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Reno Honeymoon - 1953



This my daddy,

He is very special to me.



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2009



Richard Roy Gibbs was born October 31, 1932 in Pomona, CA

Halloween birthday parties

meant constant interruptions to answer the door.




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1953


... I can see why mom fell for him.



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1965 / 1966



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I love him because he:

-loves me

- takes good care of his family

-has attended every important event in my life (and my children's)

-is always the first to arrive and the last to leave when we need help

-is sentimental

-and patriotic (gets teary eyed when he hears the national anthem)

-served his country in the US Air Force, doing a one year tour in Korea

-is funny

-is smart (Masters Degree in Economics and Doctorate in Behavioral Science)

-makes great Barbeque!


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Facts, for the record:

-Chaffey High School
-Chico State College - Bachelors Degree
-Fresno State College - Masters Degree
-Nova University, Florida - Doctorate
-Taught at Weaverville High School for 2 years and
-Kingsburg High School for 6 years
-Professor of Economics at Fresno City College until retirement
-Family Counselor and Therapist 1976-retirement


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Chrissy 1992 / 1995
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1996 / 2001



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1997 Chloe



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1993 Brittany / 2003 Chloe



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1996 - Mike's Track Meet / Eagle Scout



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1997 Mike's Mission Farewell / Welcome Home 1999



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2005 Ella - First Great Grand-daughter / First Daughter 1999



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Dad loves his vegetable garden




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1983 Launching The Closet Organizers



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Happy Birthday 1989 / 1995



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2003



The best thing about dad, is his love for mom.




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“The most important thing a father can do

for his children is to love their mother”
David O. McKay




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Happy Birthday Dad

I love you


10 comments:

Kayley said...

what a cute guy :)

LaRee said...

Nice birthday post!..and a happy birthday to your dad!

The Chrissy Herself said...

Made me cry :-) I love Grandpa.

Marci said...

Such cute pictures. For some reason I never knew his birthday was on Halloween!

Wesley, Stefanie, Mallory and Zachary said...

That is the sweetest post. It makes me love your dad too! =o) Happy Birthday to him!

Brittany said...

That got me a little choked up too. So many great photos and memories of g-pa. I never noticed how often he wears red, he looks great in that color! And I also love that David O. McKay quote.

Lynnie said...

Love your loving post of your father. Paul. Teddy, and I all love our Uncle Dick. The photos are wonderful! It's so precious to see how caring he is to your mother, his children, and his grandchildren. You can see how they love him too. Happy Halloween and Happy Birthday Uncle Dick! (Who is the women in the black suit with white top at Micheal's homecoming in 1999? She looks like me)!

Diane said...

Miss Lynnie, that is Marsha in the photo...and we do all resemble one another; I love that about family :)

Thank you for your sweet comments everyone. Dad does not use computers so he has not seen this. I am going to print the post and comments and sent them to him.

Lynnie said...

I was wondering if that was Marsha! Thanks.

Grammie Star Wars said...

Happy Birthday also ;.)

Great month for a birthday ;.)

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