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Happy Birthday, Jack!

The months of June and July are a birthdaypalooza in our family but today is perhaps the most important one of all – the birthday of our patriarch, Dale’s dad, Jack. He is 85 today and I swear he has found the fountain of youth because he looks better than ever.

There are many things I could tell you about my father-in-law, but the most important one is this: he is, perhaps, the finest person I have ever known. He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body, he is always happy and  cheerful, and he is good to the very core. He has an amazing work ethic (he stills goes to the auto repair business he owns every day!), a commitment to volunteerism that exceeds even the most dedicated of us, and a boundless amount of love for, and devotion to, his family. I truly believe that every positive quality my husband has comes from this man.

Happy 85th birthday, Jack. Thank you for raising the man I married.  Thank you for accepting Hannah and I into this big, crazy, loving family all those years ago. Thank you for your unwavering support and endless generosity. And thank you for just being you. I am so proud to be your daughter-in-law.

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  1. It is wonderful to have such special in-laws and knowing that their values will live on through your husband. Your family is blessed. Happy Birthday Jack!

  2. Carol, that is a lovely tribute to your father-in-law. There are
    so few people we can truly say those things about. You are so lucky to have him in your life and obviously you know that and appreciate that. Happy birthday to your father-in-law and may he continue to live a wonderful life and be a role model to everyone around him.

  3. Happy birthday to Jack and to my oldest daughter, Caitlin. July 14th is the birthday of some of the world’s most wonderful people!

  4. How nice Carole. My favorite great Aunt shared this birthday as well. We should all be fortunate enough to have someone like Jack in our family. Happy Birthday Jack!

  5. Happy Birthday Jack! He shares a birthday with my mother in law. He sounds like an awesome man who we could all learn from. You are so very lucky to have him in your life.

    Great picture of the three of you, by the way!

  6. Happy Birthday, Jack! Enjoy every moment! (And, like House says . . . “Genetics is a powerful force!”)

  7. I think you can look at Jack and see what Dale will look like in several/lotsa years! Wow, they look alike…

    Happy Birthday to Jack. 🙂

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