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CaptainTruth

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Tue Jun 8, 2021, 12:39 PM Jun 2021

My dad is 100 years old today. [View all]

Not sure if this is appropriate for this forum, this is a cross post from the Lounge & I wanted to share.

We had a nice celebration & he got to see his 1 remaining brother (out of 6 boys), which only happens every 1-2 years. This will probably be the last time they're together.

He's still living with my sister but send good thoughts because the last few months he's gone downhill rapidly & he needs more intensive care than we can provide so we're talking to a hospice facility that we know is good, they have cared for other relatives & they were wonderful.

Today I don't want to focus on the negative, I want to celebrate the fact that my dad lived a long healthy life of 100 years. No heart attacks, no cancer, no other physical ailments, & even today at 100 the only pills he takes are vitamins, Tylenol, & a baby aspirin. I truly think scientists should be studying him, he's an unnatural phenomenon.

Happy 100th Birthday Dad, you did good. You did damn good.

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My dad is 100 years old today. [View all] CaptainTruth Jun 2021 OP
Wow! Very cool. panader0 Jun 2021 #1
Congratulations to him that he's blessed with children who think so. Hortensis Jun 2021 #2
Thank you! CaptainTruth Jun 2021 #49
The Greatest Generation indeed. lpbk2713 Jun 2021 #3
Indeed. CaptainTruth Jun 2021 #50
Congratulations to your centurian Dad pandr32 Jun 2021 #4
Best wishes to him! n/t PoliticAverse Jun 2021 #5
Way to go! DFW Jun 2021 #6
That sounds very familliar. CaptainTruth Jun 2021 #52
This message was self-deleted by its author DFW Jun 2021 #7
100! Congratulation to your dad. SharonClark Jun 2021 #8
How lovely for both of you. 3catwoman3 Jun 2021 #9
Happy Birthday to your dad malaise Jun 2021 #10
That's awesome! I hope you have some nice photos FakeNoose Jun 2021 #11
That's fantastic. Congratulations to him! (and to you as well) n/t whopis01 Jun 2021 #12
What a wonderful thing to have in your life. blogslug Jun 2021 #13
That's fantastic! Lonestarblue Jun 2021 #14
Wow. barbtries Jun 2021 #15
Happy Birthday to your dad! He has lived long and prospered. Good for him! ♥ CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2021 #16
Happy 100th Birthday to your Dad! Glad he was able to celebrate! livetohike Jun 2021 #17
That is fantastic! Happy birthday to your Dad! GumboYaYa Jun 2021 #18
Impressive! murielm99 Jun 2021 #19
Congratulations to your Dad! nuxvomica Jun 2021 #20
Happy birthday to your dad. FuzzyRabbit Jun 2021 #21
Wow, that is fantastic. Happy Birthday to your father. CentralMass Jun 2021 #22
Go Dad! Sure hope you got his good genes! MLAA Jun 2021 #23
Happy Birthday to your Dad NEOBuckeye Jun 2021 #24
Happy Birthday to your dad! 🎉🎂 onecaliberal Jun 2021 #25
Awwwwww ... wish him Happy Birthday for all of us! calimary Jun 2021 #26
Wow, the family history he knows. BlueSky3 Jun 2021 #27
My dad has told us many times how he met my mother. CaptainTruth Jun 2021 #53
Congratulate him for me, even though you have no idea who I am. mac2766 Jun 2021 #28
Happy 100th kimbutgar Jun 2021 #29
So wonderful! A very Happy Birthday to your dear father! lucca18 Jun 2021 #30
Happy birthday to your pops! Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2021 #31
Happy birthday and congratulations to your Dad! ❤ littlemissmartypants Jun 2021 #32
👍🎈🎉 Demovictory9 Jun 2021 #33
My dad would have turned 100 on March 2nd. PlanetBev Jun 2021 #34
My dad would have been 100 on September 18th Fortinbras Armstrong Jun 2021 #46
Way cool bucolic_frolic Jun 2021 #35
He grew up on a farm, during the Depression. CaptainTruth Jun 2021 #54
Thank you, and there it is. bucolic_frolic Jun 2021 #55
This makes my heart happy! Heartstrings Jun 2021 #36
Happy birthday to your dad Retired Engineer Bob Jun 2021 #37
Good for him and best wishes senseandsensibility Jun 2021 #38
mine just turned 98 TallMike Jun 2021 #39
What a milestone! Congratulations to your dad! And how nice to think Tanuki Jun 2021 #40
🎉💯🥳 abbeyco Jun 2021 #41
Wonderful. Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2021 #42
Happy Birthday Dad! PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2021 #43
How wonderful! Congratulations to your Dad! Rhiannon12866 Jun 2021 #44
Aww, congratulations and Happy Birthday! Withywindle Jun 2021 #45
Well, he certainly raised some good and loving kids, and that speaks volumes. BobTheSubgenius Jun 2021 #47
How rare and wonderful to have good health all the way! JudyM Jun 2021 #48
Best wishes... Maxheader Jun 2021 #51
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