Here are some photos of the good time that was had when
I had my 70th birthday very recently.
Here is a happy family shot, Alan my oldest son, Vicki my
favourite daughter, The birthday boy, Marcus my middle
son and Zac who is Marcus' oldest son.
Three generations of happy Holts lookin' tough.
Vicki was the main engineer of the surprise visit by the
two boys looking lovely as always.
Alan as my oldest son is carrying on the family tradition
of presenting a well rounded figure to the world.
This is the luggage that surrounded Zac at the airport when
we arrived to pick him up, the poor little Subaru groaned a
bit under the load!!!
Hi folks, I’m here to tell you that you can teach an old dog
new tricks despite any theory to the contrary!!
When Vicki and I arrived at the Brisbane airport to pick up
grandson Zac from Perth, there he was waiting for us in the
nominated spot BUT, he was surrounded by luggage, and I
mean Surrounded, while we were busy stowing the bags
into the Subaru I looked around only to see my oldest son
Alan standing there grinning at me.
I was just getting over the surprise of seeing Alan standing
there when I felt a hand on my shoulder and a voice saying
good day Pop, it was my middle son Marcus, now neither of
these two were expected, (by me that is, Vicki knew they
were coming) at least now the huge pile of luggage was
starting to make sense.
This whole episode was designed to come as a complete
surprise to me and it surely did!!
We have now spent a couple of laughter filled days together
thus making this one of my best birthdays ever, I want to
take this opportunity to thank all my friends and family for
the great memories they put into a scrapbook that Jacqui
put together to help me celebrate my birthday.
I would also like to thank all my Blog friends who expressed
their best wishes for my birthday, the thoughts were much
I just re-read that last two line bit, and saw how really
inadequately it said what a huge thrill I got from the
overwhelming support of my dear blog friends, you people
who although we have never met have become so very
important in my life and I sincerely thank you all.
The scrapbook I mentioned had contributions from pretty
near all my friends and family, some very touching and many
very funny, it can be quite an eye-opener to hear incidents
related as seen through another’s eyes.
The sad part of this is that because of their work commitments
our time together can only be short.
I must take this opportunity to thank Jacqui, who is the
mother of my four wonderful kids, for the wonderful job she
did in scrapbooking my life, I can only suggest you visit her site
to see my thoughts!!