Sunday, March 14, 2010

Life imitating Art



I know a man,

who...

- is the last one to leave each and every party.
- has never heard the phrase, 'over staying your welcome'
- likes to 'close his eyes' just real quick, for a minute.
- will leave his wife stranded at the door, while he very slowly extends just one more goodbye.
- will call a family member, for just 3 minutes, because he heard something funny.
- will rearrange several calenders for a basketball game.
- will rearrange several calenders for a softball game.
- believes that viewing Warhol's art on a bar wall, is the next best thing to The Louvre. And really replaces the need to ever travel there.
- is pretty sure everything that is important will happen within 65 miles of here.
- would help a complete stranger, get a ride to the nearest gas station, while forgetting he left his very own wife, home alone waiting on him.
- would never take Oprah's, 'No Phone Zone' pledge. Otherwise, how could he possibly make a five minute drive without calling Flag girl.
- thinks Coach is superflyawesome.
- is ready for something sweet, upon finishing the last bite of dinner.
- thinks The Commish, is practically running this town.
- thinks Doc is really a doctor.
- is happy to start a home repair project and solidly finish 86% of it.

Question:
Is the man I am describing....
A.) Grandpa
B.) Coach
C.) Both of the above.

Re-read the list. The superflyawesome comment is more funny now.

I appear to have married a man that is quickly morphing into his father. I could be just a tiny bit creeped out by this revelation, except there are much worse things that could happen.
Grandpa, is a wonderful, friendly and loving man. He is a friend, grandpa, father and uncle to many. He has raised children who are funny, brilliantly out-going, charitable and obnoxiously helpful. I can honestly say, that the community is just a little bit better due to this man living amongst us.
I appreciate every blizzard, sarcastic quip at my expense, text message and extra dessert snuck my way during the fish fry.
On this day, I will honestly admit...Grandma and I are pretty lucky ladies.

But seriously, do you guys always have to ditch us at every single social event?
Happy Birthday, Grandpa.
We love you.

7 comments:

The Page Turner said...

Happy Birthday Grandpa. It is a pleasure to share our family with your family!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope it's a good one!!

flag girl said...

Nailed it....Tru S

Hearing Grandpa laugh....I mean spit flying out of your mouth laugh, can brighten any day!
Happy Birthday Dad! I love you!

Munchkin said...

hahahaha, I'm half sure he has narcolepsy...
Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

This is sooo true!! Happy birthday Dad!! Love you Doc

The Mrs. said...

A great man with a huge heart - happy birthday, "Grandpa"!

(Flag Girl - you ALL have laughs that can brighten any day. Just thinking about you & Doc laughing together makes happy!)

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday, to a man who always says "Hello" to me when I see him, it always brightens my day!