Today is a pretty special day for my family. I’m going to share a few pictures from recent years along with a couple of links to some posts I’ve written in the past and it’s all in honor of my father-in-law, Jack.
Here’s Jack last night, sitting on his porch, relaxing after a day of work. Yes, work.
Three years ago all 5 of his children were together to celebrate Father’s Day with Jack for the first time in many years. They’re a goofy bunch but they get that from him.
He’s a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Five years ago, I wrote this birthday post for Jack.
Six-ish years ago Jack was the Grand Marshal for our town’s Christmas Parade.
He’s always around to lend a helping hand. To check on a vehicle that’s acting up, to offer a ride somewhere to simplify things, to hand you some cash just because.
Ten years ago, we had this party.
And, most important of all, ninety years ago today my father-in-law, Jackie Oscar Julius, entered this world.
I’m grateful every day for him and the family I have because of him. And I feel incredibly blessed to be able to wish him a happy birthday on this epic occasion.
He’s not a computer guy so he doesn’t read my blog but in the past when I have written about him I have printed out the comments for him to read and he has loved it. If you’ve got a moment to spare today to wish this wonderful man a happy 90th birthday I promise you I will make sure those wishes are passed along to the birthday boy.
Along with two of his favorite things: pizza and beer.
Happy Happy birthday from a new neighbor–we just moved in 1.5 month ago (on the other side of the river.)
I look forward to meeting you in person one day.
Happy, Happy Birthday, Jack! I hope you have a great day today and a wonderful time on your next trip around the sun. I wish I could buy you a beer in person, but since I can’t, I’ll be raising my glass to you this evening.
Mary K. In Rockport says
The 90’s are GOOD years!
Happy Birthday, Jack!! You sound like guy I would like to hang out with?. Wishing you much happiness on your special day and he days to come.
Happy birthday Jacko. The nicest man I know. With love from the Kerrigans.
I think purpose and meaningful relationships keep us young. I expect Jack has those in abundance. Wishing him a very happy birthday.
Kelly K says
A big HUGE HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY Jack!! You’re looking great!!!! ???
Well hey good lookin’! Wishing you a year of joy and delight!
May your birthday bring you as much happiness as you give to those who are lucky enough to know you. Happiest of birthday wishes to a man I am privileged to know and love <3
Dear Jack, Wishing you the happiest of birthdays today!
Happy, Happy Birthday Jack! I shall raise a glass in your honor as well this evening!
Hi Jack, here’s wishing you the happiest birthday and a most fabulous year ahead!! And, hey, pizza and beer are two of my favorite things too — enjoy!
A very happy birthday to a very special guy! May your day and year be filled with nothing less than what you love and enjoy the most. Cheers!
Wishing you a happy birthday and a new year filled with your beautiful families, fun times, and fulfilling days!
Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you have many more to enjoy with what looks to be a great and fun family! We should all be so lucky as you are.
Have a beer for me while you’re at it. 🙂
Happy Birthday Jack! Wishing you a year of health and happiness.
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Jack!
Phyllis Lefeaux says
Happy, happy day! Thank you for all the joy and goodness you have given the world. Would that there were more like you!
Bertha Mallard says
Happy Birthday, Jack. You are a remarkable guy. I pray you will have many more happy and healthy years.
Incredible! Happy Birthday, Jack! Have a fantastic year and look forward to celebrating with you next year!
Kim in Oregon says
Happy birthday sir! I hope I look as good as you when I’m 90 (heck, when I’m 60!).
Happy Birthday from a California blog reader! I love to hear stories about people who are enjoying life and making the best of each day and today I got to read about you. Have a wonderful 90th celebration!
Happy Birthday Mr. Julius! I hope you get LOTS of pizza and beer. You’ve earned it!
Wow Jack, you look many decades younger than 90! I hope you have a very Happy Birthday! If I lived near you I’d bring you a big ole’ pizza, which is my favorite food too. I hope you have many many more birthdays.
How wonderful to have a this giving and kind man as your father-in-law. May he have many more healthy years!
Happy birthday, Jack! I wish you a wonderful day filled with everything and everyone you like best!
Happy Birthday Jack! Have a great day!
Barbara Seiver says
Happy birthday to a guy who lives with real style!
Happy Birthday Jack….wishing you many many more!
christi in ma says
Happy Happy Birthday Jack!!!!
Happy birthday from another birthday celebrant! 🙂 It’s a very good day for cake and that sort of thing.
Happy, Happy 90th Birthday Mr. Julius!! Hope your day is filled with all you love best!!
Happy Birthday Jack. I hope you are having a wonderful day and that the coming year with me full of good things and times with family and friends.
A very, very Happy Birthday Jack!!!
all my best wishes for a very happy birthday, Jack! I’ve loved reading about you and your wonderful life and legacy on Carole’s blog. I hope you had a piece of pizza for me and a beer! – Mary
Cindy fanning okelly says
i have so many fond memories of Jack and Ruthie. Crazy neighbors of ours on Central Street. Fellow Boy Scout leader with my Dad. Always there when I needed a car repair or a sweet smile and a funny joke. Happy birthday Jack. And many more!
The happiest wishes to carry you thru the year! Jack you are a feature delight.
Happy B-day, Jack. 90 years is indeed a milestone. Congratulations.
I love that pizza and beer are favorites of yours. Me too!
I hope you have many more happy years with your family. Best Wishes, Sue
Jack, hoping you have the BEST of all possible birthdays!
Wow 90 years young. Eating pizza drinking beer. Keep the fire burning.
Happy Birthday Jack!