Sunday, May 23, 2010
May 25th marks my Uncle Tony's 95th birthday!! Amazing! He is the only one in my family, maternal or paternal, who has survived that long!!
Uncle Tony is an equally amazing man. But he's also had his down's. He saw his wife of 50+ years lose her battle with cancer and a son lose his battle with diabetes. He is also a cancer survivor.
At 95, he's still active, drives and lives on his own. He's a barber and goes to a local nursing home daily to give haircuts there. He vacations with his family. He's the life of the party and everyone loves it when he's around.
Yesterday, we celebrated his 95th birthday with a grand celebration. His kids, grandkids and great-grandkids got up and told wonderful stories about him. When he got up to thank everyone for helping him celebrate, he ended by saying that he hopes to see everyone that was there at his 100th. And you know what? I have no doubt that we'll be doing that five years from now!!
Here's some photos of our day
Uncle Tony and my mom
Giving his speach - when he told us to be at his 100th!
some of the grandkids
some of the great-grandkids
my family -my hubby, me, Uncle Tony, mom, my sis and her hubby