Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy Birthday to Two of My (All-Time) Favorite Guys!

All time!

March 2 is the birthday of two of my all-time favorite men. The first one I never met, but I spent a lot of time with him and we share Dartmouth, though he is the class of 1925. Tomorrow is the the 104th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, our beloved Dr. Seuss.  I spent many hours reading his books and was especially enthralled with "If I Ran the Zoo" and "If I Ran the Circus." Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book?

Thanks, Dr. Seuss for the hours of fun and laughter that you gave to the world. In your honor here's a round of cupcakes. 



We'll share some green eggs and ham, cupcake style!

The second March 2 birthday is my all-time favorite guy, my father, who was born March 2, 1917. He died in 1981, but not a day goes by without thoughts of him. Thanks, Daddy, for all of your caring and hard work. You had a great love of family, an extraordinary work ethic, and a deep commitment to our synagogue, community and country. I am a lucky, lucky woman to be your daughter. 

 My parents on their wedding day, March 2, 1947. Yes, they chose my father's birthday! 

Wishes for a very happy March 2!

9 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Your father sounds like a wonderful man. Happy Birthday to both Dr. Seuss and your DAD. I had my green eggs (a little pesto, added) and ham this morning. Who knew it would be important later. LOL Must say I like THE CAT IN THE HAT. take care.

Maple Lane said...

Marvelous picture of your parents.

The dental asst. who cleaned my teeth today was telling me it was crazy sock day in honor of Dr. Seuss today at her daughter's school.

I hope you'll have a nice weekend.

Mevely317 said...

Great pix of your folks! (I, too, lost my father in 1981 ... sad year.)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy birthday to Dr.Suess and your Dad! The world lost to great men.

My favorite Suess book is now a movie -- The Lorax! I alays love dits environmental message.

Mimi said...

YOUR Dad AND OUR 2nd daughter share the same Birthday!!!!
Happy Birthday to your daddy!!!!
I do want to have lunch with you...is TUESDAY good for you?????
I hope so!!!
I will e-mail you
love,
jamie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Two very good guys for sure. Nice memories of your Dad in your post today. I love the picture of your folks on their wedding day. Dr. Seuss is a favorite of mine and I use his quotes often. Very wise man. Hope your Friday is a wonderful one!

Theresa said...

Special day! Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss AND your handsome Daddy! What a special picture of your Parents! Memories are forever:)

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Chatty Crone said...

I loved Dr. Seuss and Happy Birthday to you dad - sandie

Lynda said...

That's a sweet tribute to your dad. What a blessing to have someone who left such a wonderful legacy - - - a person to be proud of. It's to be commended.