According to my dad, celebrating his 80th birthday makes him "old as dirt!"
The year my Dad was born, gas cost 10 cents a gallon, the average home price was $500 and unemployment was at a staggering 25%. Post stock market crash, it's no surprise that Dad saves everything. He learned it from his Mom.
There are many things Max is well-known for...a career in education, becoming an income tax specialist, his smile, and his early nickname of Hoot and later Mooner (I'll let you guess the origin of that one)!
I held the party at a sweet new place in town called Herm's Inn, and had them cater.
If you haven't been yet...go...now!
Dad always told us "If you don't work, you don't eat."
"You're not short, the Lord just made your butt too close to the ground" another Maxism.
I know Max has probably heard Grandpa Max say "Get your sass in the addle" about a million times having lived next door to him for a few years.
When telling you about their little St George house he will always tell you "It's like having an affair with your neighbor's wife...you're not very proud of it, but you like it!"
These days his siblings Gwen and Terry along with their spouses will often hear him disparagingly report "My get up and go has got up and went."
Sheri and Carter know he'll tell you "I'll do anything you can get me to."
Here is a photo of all Max's great-grand kids...along with some parental laps to hold them still. And if you ask Grandpa "Who?" He'll snap back, "What are you saying who for...you don't live in a tree and poop through your feathers!"
I met my wife long time ago, Melba is her name.
If I hadn't married her, life wouldn't be the same.
I taught my kids to work real hard, they didn't miss a beat.
That's simply 'cuz I taught em "If you don't work, you don't eat!"
Grandpa max, I'm Grandpa Max, come sing this song with me.
If you learn these farmers facts, the happier you'll be.
It seems there were some times down there, we really used to howl.
To help my boys grow into men, I was the troop scout master.
It seems that there were many trips, we barely missed disaster.
Cinderella is my favorite one, she always "Slopps her dripper."
My wife and I have wanderlust, it seems we like to roam.
We've traveled all around this land, in our faithful motor home.
But there were times when Craig and Blair, were big pains in the (beep)!
Friday night was our date night, we loved to go a prancing.
It seems our all-time favorite thing, was when we went square-dancing.
I think it is important though, you don't do things "Bass ackwards".
Be sure you're not a lazy jerk, just get your oar and paddle.
I think it is important that your "Sass is in the addle."
When I am plowing in my field, I never do get bored.
We had a dog we really loved, he was our old friend Sid.
He's follow us around the farm, and do everything we did.
Be sure you try to follow him, and just be sure to hug him!
A big Happy 80th Birthday to the Octo-Grandpa!