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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

70!

A big birthday for my Dad today!  Born the day before Halloween, he's a trickster all right.  At a young age my heart would beat faster just walking up the stairs because I never knew if he might jump out and scare me.  One night when Brian and I were first dating (I was in college and home for the holidays) Dad scared both of us by jumping out from behind the door when I was coming home late at night.  There is an argument as to whether Brian pushed me to get out of the way, but I'm sure that's not what happened, hehe. 

He got up and made breakfast for me and my brother every morning and packed our lunches.  Dad was the official chauffeur of the family, driving me and my friends here and there.  He taught, so in the summer we took long road trips across the country.  He loves road trips, and is currently on a road trip to Florida, where my parents live in the winter.  So he's spending his 70th birthday doing one of his favorite things: driving.

He's Bop to the littles, the best Dad to me, and Brian loves having a father in law that can direct him on woodworking and other manly endeavors like fishing and the best cars on the market. 

Happy birthday, Dad!  I hope you have the best birthday ever.  70 years young! 
(dad + me, circa 1978)

We love you! xoxo

10 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I didn't realize his birthday was so close to Halloween - that explains a lot! I love that we've been friends for 30 + years but that EVERY time I called your house your dad would say, "Ruthie? Who's Ruthie?" Thanks for the chuckle today. :)

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  2. Oh, I love this post! The picture is so sweet, and I love that 70s hair your Dad has goin on. Your Dad is like another Dad to me, and he is one of the best dudes I know. He'd always make us laugh. He was always good for a frightful scare, and I never EVER went faster up any set of stairs in my life than the ones at your home. I could have been ready for stair boot camp from all the training--I can still hear his laugh and that growl as he would try to grab our legs. Loved traveling with your family to Florida and North Carolina and all the places near and far. I loved that he had his chair with all his consumer reports and car and driver magazines, and if you were sitting in it, best to get up--he would just look at you with that look. He is such an amazing person and I hope he has the best birthday! From one of his "daughters." Love you Steve!!!

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  3. AND! I always loved how he made your apples in your lunch because he'd dig out a hole for the peanut butter. :)

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  4. Very sweet. Love the picture. Happy Birthday to your daddy! I think he should have been more careful jumping out at a dating couple, though. Or, maybe he was checking up? :)

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  5. Great picture. Happy Birthday to your pops! He sounds like a wonderful guy.

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  6. Happy Birthday, Mr. Berg! But you forgot to include that he is a pretty good host, too! :-)

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  7. Such a sweet post! And I love all of Karen's memories too! So cool. :) Happy birthday to your dad!!

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  8. What a wonderful tribute to your dad. He loves it and all the comments from your friends too. Thanks for making his day

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  9. What a great grandpa name! :) And what a sweet note for your dad. I love that he made your lunches in the morning. What a great memory for y'all!

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