91 Years Young

Saturday was my father-in-law’s 91st birthday. Yesterday was the celebration.

mom and pop-001

It’s rare that the entire family can get together at one time. Their four children along with their spouses, the grandchildren and the great grands all gathered for the party.

The youngest was great granddaughter, Lilly.

pop lilly liz

Sunshine and temps in the seventies made for a good day for the little ones to run and play.

livy and josey

Cousins Livy and Josey

And go for wagon rides.

christian wagon best


To check on a younger cousin, getting back on her feet after a tumble.

josey and lilly

And to go for a Sunday drive. *

livy driving

Watch those toes, Josey!

And for photographers – of all ages. *

db livy1

The birthday boy received this “I’m the boss” sticker in one of his cards. He chuckled when he was told that he could only wear it temporarily: then he had to pass it on to his wife.

pop the boss

Happy Birthday, Pop. You really ARE the boss.

Photos noted with * were taken by Motor Man’s sister, Carolyn.


29 responses to “91 Years Young

  1. What a wonderful celebration! Looks like the perfect day to celebrate a REAL milestone. Everybody looks like they had a great time – especially the birthday boy!


  2. What a great way (post) to start off the week!

  3. I mistakenly thought Pop K. was 90 so he’s up one on me! He’s such a sweetheart Particularly like the picture of the bottom’s-up with the purple ruffle….so cute!

  4. Such a nice family celebration for a wonderful friend. Happy Birthday Mr. Keen. You certainly are “The Boss”.

  5. What a great day for a special man in your life — looks like a great time was had by all!!


  6. mollieandalfie

    That was just lovely 🙂 Happy Birthday Gramps 🙂 Loved all the photo’s of the family, those kiddiewinks are gorgeous . xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. All the photos are great Dianna but the top and second shot are heart tuggers! Love the top shot, so sweet. Glad you had wonderful weather for such an important celebration for “The Boss”! Those are some very cool boots Josey is sportin’!! Happy Birthday Mr. K!

  8. Happy Birthday to the #1 boss-for-a-day in your family! Good times.

  9. Thanks for sharing such a special occasion! Love all the pics:) and Happy Birthday to Mr. Keen!

  10. What a very special occasion! And your photos paint the whole picture – like a Norman Rockwell painting of the way an American family should be. 🙂

  11. Aw, what a handsome birthday boy. He looks so happy. Happy Birthday Fil.
    Looks a good time was had by all. The children are darling. You capture some of the more adorable shots. 🙂

  12. Happy birthday to the boss! Fantastic photos obviously filled with lots of love and happiness! Glad you all enjoyed it. Bisous Bailey

  13. What a precious time! Your family is so full of love and tenderness and affection — blessings!

  14. Looks like it was a wonderful spring birthday party for all ages, and especially the guest of honor! What a way to celebrate, to have a large and caring family all gathered together! Love all the photos of the little ones…such a perfect image of the seasons of life to see the young and the old together. ~ Sheila

  15. just wonderful! bless him!

  16. What a wonderful birthday celebration for him!

  17. Happy Birthday to Pop ! – he IS the Boss ! It’s great to have everybody together, and perfect weather on top of it all 😉

  18. Sweet! Don’t you wonder what his thoughts are as he watches the little ones at play!

  19. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a special and fun family time. Mr. Keen looks very good for 91.
    Happy birthday Sir.

  20. One of the finest things in life–family! So glad he is still with us and had a birthday surrounded by his wonderful family. Great pics of the kids Dianna!

  21. Bless his heart! How wonderful to celebrate a wonderful lifetime with his family.

  22. Looks like a wonderful celebration!!

  23. What a nice blending of the next generation with the one before and the one after. Looks like a nice party for all!

  24. A happy day for all when generations come together to honor and celebrate….it was fun to get a peek of the fun–!

  25. .•*¨*•♫♪ⒸⓄⓄⓁ and ¸.•*¨*•♫♪ⒶⓌⒺⓈⓄⓂⒺ!!!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to MOTORMAN’s POP!!!!…~♥~☀★¸¸.☆.¸¸ . ✶*¨*
    Kisses Nellie (and Mommy)

  26. Everybody looks happy that’s why Birthdays are always wonderful!!!!

  27. Happy birthday! So glad everyone could attend, that’s hard to make happen with families spread far and wide.

  28. What a wonderful, heartwarming post! Happy birthday to your father-in-law. I really like the way the young and the old were all together enjoying a beautiful spring day while celebrating a very special birthday.

  29. What a beautiful day to spend together. 91!!!! That’s a lot of memories and I bet great stories. The button tale made me chuckle too.

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