Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Still Skiing Strong at Eighty

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREAT GRANDPA!!! Your knees, back and ankles aren't what they used to be, but you inspire us each time you buckle up, click in and jump on the chairlift. While there are thousands of examples of things we admire and respect about you, this tribute is dedicated to your skiing legacy - May it live on and continue to grow for generations to come. We all expect to see you back on the slopes next Christmas with a new titanium rod holding your back together. Good luck with the upcoming surgery! (note: click on any photo to see larger version)


  1. While skiing clothes, equipment, and styles have changed over the tears, the smiles have not. Thanks for the joy you've brought into our lives.

    Happy Birthday Papa John.

    Love, Bill

  2. A BIRTHDAY WISH for an AMAZING father, grandfather, and now great grandfather. I love him so dearly and look forward to each time I can visit.

    Love, Kristin

  3. Happy Birthday Grandpa!
    You are the BEST Grandpa I could ask for! Thanks for always loving me, skiing with me, and teaching me the answers to the hard questions in life. Have a great day!


  4. Happy Birthday Grandpa!!!! (take that Brian, I used more exclamation points in the first sentence!) My favorite photo is the one of you holding the video camera. It reminds me of all the good times on Little Beav and Gentle Ben.