Today, as we welcome in 2014, Motor Man also celebrates his birthday.

I’ve shared this with you before, but I think it’s such a special story that I chose to write about it again today. The day Motor Man was born, his dad was en route from boot camp in Texas to New York to ship out on the Queen Mary (in service as a troop ship). He had a day or two leave to visit his family. He arrived home the day after Motor Man was born.

Of course, in those days, new mothers were kept in the hospital several days. But Motor Man’s mom convinced the doctor to let her go home to spend time with her husband and newborn son.


Motor Man’s mom was a beautiful young woman, just eighteen when he was born.

Grace and JR-1

When Pop returned from war, Motor Man was two years old. I’m not sure exactly how old he was in this picture, but check out that dapper little hat!

JR on Porch 7-26-2013 3-45-03 PM

Happy Birthday, Motor Man.

 jr 12-24-2013 10-59-45 PM

You grew from an adorable little boy to a wonderful man.

~These Days Of Mine~

21 responses to “HB, MM!

  1. I love seeing these pictures again. Mrs. K. still looks enough like her 18 yr old self, that’s she’s easily recognized! I love JR’s striped trousers to go with his dapper hat!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MM!

  2. Very sweet story! Happy Happy Birthday Motor Man!!!!
    I think New Year’s Day would be a very cool day to have a Birthday!!!
    All the celebrating.. 😀

  3. Happy Birthday MM. You are still as handsome as ever. See you Saturday night to celebrate!

  4. Happy Birthday, Mr. MM. How nice to enjoy it on a holiday. And, Happy New Year, too!

  5. love the pics and the post! Happy Birthday MM

  6. Happy Birthday, Motor Man! You have a gem of a birthday gift every day – your lovely wife. Enjoy your day, both of you!

  7. Happy Birthday, MM. We’re pleased to count you and Motor Mommy as friends. Enjoy a day as special as you are.

  8. Happy Birthday Motor Man!! Loved reading this beautiful story and seeing those beautiful pictures! Yes, his Mother was a lovely young woman, love the look on her face, she is proud to show her baby!

  9. Great post…..he’s come a long way baby! Hope it’s a special day for him and for you. I hope you were able to get him to take a peek at the “card” we sent this morning before he started his always busy day…….we love both of you!!

    Hugs, Pam, Dave and Sam

  10. Aww, this post was filled with one thing – LOVE!

    Happy Birthday to your Motor Man!

  11. really sweet photos. happy birthday, motor man!

  12. Great story and pictures! Happy Birthday JR!

  13. *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Motor Man!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•

  14. Happy birthday Uncle Jr!!

  15. Happy Birthday, Motor Man!

  16. What a special tribute to your favorite man…. 🙂

  17. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    JR, Chuck and I wish you a wonderful birthday, Loved the pictures!

  18. Loved reading this amazing story again:) Happy Birthday JR!!

  19. I love reading post like this that reflect and show the past of our friends. Isn’t Mom just the prettiest littiel thing 🙂

    Harvey, Miranda and Silver

  20. Wishing Motor Man a very happy purrthday and to all of you and very happy new year!!
    Lots of purrs

  21. A very Happy Birthday to MM!! I’m sorry I didn’t get to read this one yesterday, but enjoyed the dinner last night !!

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