I couldn’t have asked for a better father-in-law, a quiet, kind man with a fierce love for his family. Including his in-laws.
Gramps was never big on celebrating for himself but that didn’t keep us from always looking for that perfect gift. In later years, it was either about comfort or something humorous.
It’s difficult to find a birthday gift for an 80 year old grandfather that would make him chuckle!
Well… I did! I created a birthday t-shirt that looked like a “For Sale” sign with these words.
80 YR. OLD
Needs Parts, Make Offer
When he opened his gift, he laughed and immediately put it on. Even with a bad shoulder, he shimmied right into that t-shirt!
He surprised us by wearing his birthday t-shirt pretty regularly all year long and showing it off to his neighbors at the retirement home.
The true gift in giving is how you make someone feel. Gramps’ laughter and happiness when opening his birthday gift was priceless. We will never forget it!
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? – Dick Clark