Today is Pa pa’s birthday. He’s either 62 or 124. We’re not sure. He looks pretty good for a guy who has been able to celebrate 124 birthdays. You see Pa Pa, AKA Doug and P.D. is the luckiest guy in the world because he has been able to celebrate his birthday twice a year every year! Isn’t that every kid’s dream?
Doug is a legend. His is a story the family tell one thousand times over. I’m sure that I won’t get it right but I’m going to try with a simple version. If you’re family, please feel free to correct me in the comments section. I think it went something like this. Doug’s Mom already had one little boy at home when she had Doug on Feb. 17th. She took her new bundle of joy home and at some point discovered that the date of birth on his birth certificate was wrong. She insisted on celebrating Feb. 17th as his actual birthday. All records had I think Jan. 17th on them. This was never considered the day for the birthday cake.
When it came time for Doug to retire, that earlier birthday was a blessing. Because it’s on all his official records, that’s the birthday he intends to celebrate from now on. I say if you have 2 days to celebrate, enjoy them both.
Happy Birthday Pa Pa. We love you.