Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy 70th, My Love

Today is my husband's 70th birthday, so I thought I would show you some of the many faces of Phil. Have I gone overboard? No, you only get one 70th! He is the love of my life, and I have been so blessed to spend over forty years with him. His three favorite things are bible studies, tennis, and chess. He would never tell you this, but he has many tennis and chess trophies. He has taught Sunday School forever, and he enjoys playing the piano and accordian. We are having celebrations Sunday and Monday both, and on my next post, I'll show you some of that. This is the one bible verse that comes to mind when thinking of Phil.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." 1 Cor. 13:4


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday, Phil.... I cannot believe that that young man is 70.... He looks MUCH younger... (lucky guy!!!)

I know you all will be celebrating ALOT these next couple of days. Turning 70 is quite special.... Congrats to Phil.

Thanks for such a great post, Ginny.

From the Kitchen said...

Happy birthday to Phil!!!!! I loved seeing the photos. It tells me something about Phil and I know I'd like him.

To answer your questions (I never know whether to answer the question on my blog or go to the blog of the asker): rosti is, I think, Swiss. Grated potatoes that are sauteed in a pan and turned out nice and brown. Emmentaler is swiss cheese that's a big more flavorful than what we usually see in the market.

Julius Meinl is an old, old, coffee house in Austria. They came to Chicago about ten years ago. Now they've opened a second one. In addition to coffee, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner--kind of on the light side. And they serve the most wonderful Viennese pastries you can imagine.

Now get busy baking Phil his favorite cake and show us a photo.


SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Birthday Phil!

What a great series of photos Ginny, and a nice way to start Phil's Birthday celebration.

I'll bet you have a great party planned so we'll be looking forward to the photos.


Kilauea Poetry said...

I was able to get over here before it gets too late..So I'm taking bites of (wild salmon) and picking the tiny bones out now and then..(lol)..Please, give him a virtual happy 70th for me!! This was so touching..I actually got a little choked up! (once I put that on someones's blog.. but I typed in (I got all coked up)!!
ha ha..lucky I caught it after))) I posted of course! I'm happy for both of you!!Great photos-all! Thanks for bringing us in a little closer Ginny! Have a wonderful celebration!!

Kilauea Poetry said...

You know Ginny..the one of him snoozing on the couch is hilarious just after the others! Is that your son he's playing chess with? I have to be reminded sometimes:)) I'll be looking forward to your next post..btw, what a sweet verse you used as a tribute too-

Lucy said...

Well I'll tell you one thing . . . I would never have guess he is 70. He looks mighty sharp. Many many more years for you both.

senorris said...

He is one of few men you can truly say is a godly man. I've never seen him angry even when it was merited(congregational mtgs possibly)and knows his bible backwards and forwards. Makes me proud to know him!

Sandra said...

Never to many photos of LOVE and I can see why you love him. these are so full of happiness and happy times. Happy BD Phil, you look sooo young, I had no idea you were 70. you two are truly blessed to have each other and your beautiful family

Stacey Dawn said...

Sweet, sweet post -
Happy Birthday Phil!!

Beverly said...

Happy birthday to Phil. I'm so grateful he has a part in Ella's life...(you too.)

Many more birthdays!

Stephanie V said...

Happy Birthday, Phil. Through your posts, Ginny, I know that he is one special man. These photos bear witness to that. And, I agree with the comments that he doesn't look 70! It must be the smiling that keeps you young.
Hope all your celebrations produce many smiles, laughter and fun.

Bird Girl said...

Phil must be a very special guy indeed! And multi-talented for sure!
I can't believe he is 70 - looks quite young :-) Happy Birthday and have a wonderful celebration!
A wonderful verse to remind you of a wonderful man!

hip chick said...

Awww how sweet. Happy birthday to your Phil.

George said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Phil. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the many faces of Phil and we join you in wishing him many, many more.

DawnTreader said...

I was gone for the day on Sunday so missed this post. Hope you both had a good day. I would not have guessed him to be 70. Wishing you both many more happy years still feeling young at heart! ;)

Glenda said...

Love your tribute to your husband! You chose some great shots of him enjoying life; the two of you seem to do a lot of that!!