happy birthday, dad!!

did anyone else watch the grey cup? i saw the first half – very exciting football and especially good news for us argos fans, and yes, i was glued to the half-time show. gordon lightfoot sang one of his iconic hits, but oh dear, it looks like time is catching up – take care, gord! carly rae was super cute and boppy, and justin bieber’s performance was oh-so-kool. the whole show was SO professionally choreographed, miked, lit-up – thumbs up, CFL, on improving the quality of the entertainment portion of the big game! sidenote – argos won!


photo of the day: monday november 26th:

birthday dad with his daily, morning bowl of oatmeal!

dad, i hope you have a wonderful birthday day today!! you are a much-loved grampy, dad, and husband. remember, it’s YOUR birthday, so YOU are the boss! make merry and celebrate well!

here’s a quick trip down memory lane in honour of dad’s birthday…

spring, 1972, at rockway gardens, kitchener

1980 – this is the era where our family thinks dad resembled gord lightfoot the most!

father’s day, 2000 – dad’s gift was that handknit sweater!

fun times at christmas, 2004!

i had asked dad if he would please come up with three pieces of wisdom to share with us, given that he has been on this earth for SEVENTY-ONE years…here is what dad has to say:

  1. the most important thing in life is the love of family and spouse.
  2. all things in moderation. [i predicted this one! an erv favourite since i was a teen!].
  3. the more you give, the more you get.

…and we have a BONUS, #4!…

there are a lot of damn fools in the world.

amen! thanks, dad!


can you believe that ONE MONTH from today is boxing day, therefore christmas will be all wrapped up?! wow!

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  • Gina  On November 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Happy B’day, Erv! You’re looking as young and dapper as ever, you know!
    Cath, this was a wonderful blog post down memory lane. Thanks for sharing it with us. Love the pieces of wisdom and the smart-ass #4!

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 30, 2012 at 5:41 am

      thanks, gina!! dad will be beaming when he reads your compliment. we laughed pretty hard when dad presented #4…although i think the man is on to something true!

  • Fran@BCDC  On November 27, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Happy Birthday, Dad! And yes, he did look like Gordon Lightfoot!! Thanks to you, Cathy, I knew what the Grey Cup was when they were talking about it on the Eagles game last night. Great family photos…that’s quite a sweater you made for Dad! Great words of wisdom also. Hope he had a wonderful day…that’s quite a bowl of oatmeal to get it started!

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 27, 2012 at 8:21 am

      wow – that is neat that they mentioned the grey cup during the eagles game! dad’s oatmeal bowl is quite the concoction – he’s perfected the combo over the years! i think dad had a great bday, from what i hear! thanks, fran!

  • Zo  On November 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Ha! Number four is awesome (so are the others). Happy birthday to your Dad. It’s great that you have so many happy memories and have shared so much! I can really see the resemblance in the 2000 photo!

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      #4 made me laugh, too! it’s fun to look through the photo albums to find these photos!

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bits  On November 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Haha, love the last one! Happy Birthday Dad!

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      dad is not very patient sometimes, stacie! this is a variation on his classic, “the world is full of idiots!” that’s a family favourite!

  • Ele  On November 26, 2012 at 10:39 am

    since I’m almost as old as your dad I think I can make fun of that curly 1980’s “do”. Wow, I was Donna Summers in the ’80’s! Happy Birthday to the dad of a wonderful girl!

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 26, 2012 at 11:04 am

      ele, you sure know how to make my day with your sweet comments. i would love to see a photo of you in your donna summers era…let’s ask fran to show a photo on her blog?!!

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