Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Frankie ..

Today is our Son-In-Law, Frank's birthday! Frank is an awesome, fun-loving guy as well as a good husband & Dad!! My grand-daughter, Morgan texted me the other evening to let us know that they were planning on going to Quaker Steak & Lube for dinner on Sunday evening to celebrate Frank's birthday along with their good friends, The Mashburns and wondered if Pappy & myself would be up to joining them. Mark, of course, was a bit apprehensive but by the time we had to leave, he felt he would be okay (yippee!!). What a fun time!!!

We bought Frank a new personalized leather guitar strap for his guitar. He has a band called "Driving Force", and several guitars, so we knew he'd get good use out of this gift.

Besides his love for music, he also has a "need for speed"! Frank races a '67 Camero on the 1/4 mile dragstrip at Quaker City Raceway in Salem, Ohio. It has been a family affair since the kids (my grandkids) were little ... now THEY are both racing. Difference is they race Jr. Dragsters and only go 1/8 mile. With his love for racing ... there is always a need for repairs ... hence his second gift ... a gift card from Summit Racing, where he can always find what he need + more!!!

Here is a photo of Frank coming off the starting line ... "go git 'em Frankie".

The evening was short for us, but we had so much fun in just those couple of hours. Their friends the Mashburns are wonderful people! Dr. Medford Mashburn is an amazing person! And yes, he is a real doctor and an awesome one at that! If you have time to do some soul-searching reading, check out his blog ... The Journey Learned ... you won't regret the visit!! His lovely wife, Sandy is such a joy to be around and their two sons Jack & Travis came to celebrate Frank's birthday too!! It's always healthy to laugh and believe me, we had a heaping spoonful of laughter at this gathering!!! Here's a couple photo's to show you why ...
The waitresses from the restaurant all came out to sing Happy Birthday to Frank ... just like they enjoy doing for everyone on their birthday. But of course Frank made it extra special when while they were singing ... he held up this package which had his name on it so they would know to sing "Happy Birthday Dear Frank" Happy Birthday to You!! We all cracked up laughing ... what fun!!!

Thanks for popping in today and sharing in Frankie's Birthday Celebration!! Hope you had fun ... I know WE SURE DID!!! Happy Day Everyone!!


jrmom said...

What a great summation of last evening. I can't tell you how happy it made all of us that BOTH of you were able to come. I saw Pap laugh...a lot...and I agree it's the best medicine! He had a great time and was amazed by how much he's loved! Thank you!

Carla said...

This looks like so much fun, Dar!!

Dr M said...

It was great to see you both. Sandi and I talked about how it would be wonderful to get to know both of you more. Thank you for raising such a beautiful daughter...we were all led together and my life has been blessed for it!!!
Let's keep the good times rolling!!

Penny said...

Happy Birthday!

Flores Hayes said...

Happy Birthday to Frankie!!!
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Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, it sure looks like you had a great time! Those are making memory times!!!