Happy birthday, Daddy

I love my dad. Today, he celebrated his 65th birthday. While that is certainly a year that is arbitrarily set as the official “Senior Citizen” age and the age when you can start collecting Social Security, in my family, it is even more significant given our family history of heart disease and strokes. My dad has been extremely diligent about routine exercise, physical exams, eating enough fruit, vegetables, and fiber, and making sure that he is in as good of health as possible. Given what he can still physically do (paint houses and lift large weights!), he’s in really great shape for his age and was told by a physician recently that he has the body of someone 20 years younger. I’m so proud of my dad. I just wish that Ed were still here to see his dad turn 65, too.

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