Happy Birthday Pop!!!!
What an awesome man my Dad is !! He just made 85 years old !!
He is a WWII Veteran , just 18 years old when he was drafted into the Army . He is very proud to talk to anyone about the country he served and the places he has been to. Dad still works part time at the VFW that he is a member of . Each time the VFW hall is used for things like Bingo or weddings,reunions he goes and cleans it up with my sister and her husband . He does all the grass cutting there too . He keeps very busy !!
Here is Dad accepting a medal from Gov. Bobby Jindal . Dad was so happy to get this medal and he proudly shows it to everyone that come over to his house . This medal was for all Louisiana Veterans . Gov. Jindal personally gave the medals out and shook hands with every Veteran there . BTW- Gov Jindal is the youngest Governor in the USA ......
Every chance he gets he will go fishing . Lucky for him he has two son in laws that loves to fish too .
Funny but I think I got my sewing skills from him (I know I got my height from him . Dad is tall, about 6'2" and I am 5'9" ) Any way , I can still remember him telling us how he would sew the uniform patches for his fellow soldiers with just a needle and thread. He would charge them 50 cents a patch that was spending money for him . His Army pay would go straight to his parents . He can remember when he had his very first $20.00 bill in his pocket and felt like a rich man . Ha!! My Dad has worked all his life . He went to school up to the 5th grade then had to help out in the cotton fields . He was one of 12 children so every hand was needed out there picking cotton .