Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Poppy!

We celebrated my Dad's birthday in style yesterday! He has been a World War II fanatic for years, and has been amassing quite a collection of memorabilia. Just this past year, he had a small building constructed for his own private museum of WWII and military treasures.

We had an open house for close friends and family to view his collection on the day of his birthday. There is nothing he enjoys more than sharing his acquisitions.





After snacking at my parent's house, a group of family enjoyed dinner at a new local Italian restaurant. I absolutely have to take my camera with me the next time we dine there. It is beautiful!! (and the food isn't bad, either...)

8 comments:

Prairie Chick said...

oh man, do these pictures scream "field trip" or what?! Love it. Your Dad is charming!

SKELLER said...

oh neat! A fabulous day, a fabulous collection, fabulously photographed, and fabulous food to top it all off!! What a great way to celebrate your dad's bday. :-)

SmallWorld at Home said...

Wonderful pics. Is he a WW2 vet?

Sandy Toes said...

What fun!!! I love those pictures...they are great!!!
I have not forgot about the tag!
-Sandy toes

Tricia said...

Fabulous! Happy birthday, John. Can't wait to see your museum someday. Long time coming. I hope you get to buy your tank sometime soon. :)

Trish

http://www.trishlawrence.com/blog

heather said...

Precious!

haffnewie said...

Wow, what an incredible collection!
Nice way to celebrate his birthday too!

Ruth said...

That is a great collection! My husband thinks so too!