Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

My Dad came over to America to escape war-torn Greece when he was 16 years old, speaking very little English, more handsome than Laurence Olivier.



He mixed his own personal philosophies with ancient Greek sensibilities and to this day, never fails to entertain & enlighten all fortunate enough to cross his path.

He had the good luck to meet & marry my Mom, and they have been together since they were in their twenties. A reward for a life well lived? I believe, yes.

Today is his 79th birthday... There is an old teaching that dictates that the unborn soul chooses the parents it needs to learn from, not certain which religion or faith this came from, but I know, I chose wisely.

Happy birthday, Daddy!
(shown here last month with Daisy, my sister's parakeet)

28 comments:

MasterBillyBones said...

Happy birthday. And many more.
Best,
Billy

iko said...

Happy Birthday, 79 years young, from one immigrant to another!

FabulousLorraine said...

I know one thing about your father and that is that he made a wonderful daughter, who brings much love and joy into my world.

Many Happy Returns of the Day!!!!!!!

Chantrelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Cecily said...

Happy day and many more!

LauraJ said...

And he is still quite tasty-looking!
happy Birthday, Kitty's Dad!

Studio B Media said...

Happy Birthday!

Karen B. said...

Happy birthday, Kitty's Dad!!! 79 is a fine age.

(bidden here by Lorraine)

One Sock Short said...

Many years!

Neil said...

Happy Birthday! I've thought the world of your parents since I first met them, Kitty.

spacedlaw said...

Many happy return!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday, Pop!

Kitty Cat said...

thanks so much, everybody!

CassiesCornerStore said...

Happy Birthday Young Man!

Marjorie said...

Happy Birthday Kitty's dad! You have a great daughter, which suggests you're a great dad!

Adriane said...

Dear Pop,
Wishing you the happiest 54th Anniversary of your 25th Birthday!!!!
Thank you very much for your contribution to the Cat Mihos gene collective.
Love Always,
Your adopted kid,
Adriane

on the deck said...

Tried to talk to you several times today etting the car registered..... Did they offer you a birthday cake, too? The artist formerly known as Deborah is there with you at the house, now, and will represent us this evening. Came back to CO, Daisy misses you all. XOXOXOXOX, p

vampi said...

happy birthday to kitty's dad. that was a very heartwarming story. your dad sounds amazing.

Stratos Bacalis said...

Happiest of birthdays to your dad Kat! From Greece!

Cary said...

Happy birthday! Your bird is a beauty.

Dragonsally said...

Happy Birthday Mr M...you are a week younger than my dad - June 1930 obviously produced the best dads!

Beez said...

Happy Birthday Oh Dad of Kitty.

As Laura J said, still one handsome fella there Mr. M.

Miss Kitty, have a grand tour. I hope I can meet you sometime in meatspace.

wendy said...

Geminis rule! Happy birthday John, from one twin to another.
Wendy

Dan Guy said...

Happy birthday to your dad! I only met him for 30 minutes or so but he displayed much awesome.

Yiannis said...

Cat - many thanks to all of your friends for such generous, kind wishes . Sas efcharisto. Cat's Dad

Yoga Gal said...

Your father was and still is a handsome man! Happy Birthday! Love the birdie!

Chantele said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet dad! Wow that black & white pic really looks like Chris.

Brenna said...

Yeah, my spouse is almost as good-looking as his pop!

xoxoxox