#Grandpa al

So truth be told, I don’t really understand the whole hashtag thing, but I think my grandpa deserves one!


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Why?  Not just because he is turning 101 years old this weekend!




But because he exercises every day, still drives, has a great sense of humor, surrounds himself with friends young and old, is thoughtful and caring, tells stories of the old country, stays strong and independent, and is somewhat of a legend in these parts with all of the stories that my family tells about him (basically to everyone we meet)!




You can read my Mom’s post about him!  Yes, she has a blog too and you should totally check it out!




Last year’s 100th Birthday celebration was a blast, and I am looking forward to spending the weekend with my family in Florida celebrating this inspiring man once again.  #GrandpaAl!




I’m sure there will be plenty of stories to share when I return!  So while I am gone…

Spend your weekend like Grandpa Al and celebrate each day like it’s your birthday!



If that’s not something to hashtag about, then I don’t know what is : )

33 thoughts on “#Grandpa al

  1. Grandpa has great genes, has never worn jeans… but best of all is the love that shines through him down the generations to our family… what strikes me in the photos is the love shining in every photo… we are an amazing family… there are warts, shhhhsssh, however we live with joy, hope and love…. hashtags to all, whatever THEY are!

  2. Oh my gosh, 101?!? He looks so young! I think we should all aspire to be like him 🙂

    Wish your grandfather a very happy birthday, and I hope you have a nice time celebrating in Florida!!!

    • We should! He is a very positive and forgiving person which is why he such a happy guy at 101. We had a wonderful time! Gpa showed me his hour of daily exercises. We really should aspire to be like him. Thank you for your kind words!

    • So good to know I’m not alone…i knew we had a lot in common. It was a beautiful weekend in FL celebrating my grandpa and catching up with family (everyone else lives in NY) by the pool. I felt tan until I woke up to the clouds this morning…ha ha!

  3. Totally something to hashtag! Your grandpa sounds amazing! And, he’s 101?! Wowza! You’re so lucky to have him in your life! #sospecial 🙂 Enjoy your weekend of celebrating!

    • We did!!! He turned 101 on Sunday and continues to amaze me each day. He was back in services Monday, talking with 7th graders in the afternoon and making dinner by 4:30pm. he is incredible!

  4. […] working another 12 hour day.  The best part of the month was without a doubt celebrating my grandfather’s 101st birthday.  And I know that with spring finally in the air, it’s going to be a GOOD month of […]

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