Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

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me and dad in the 1970s
Today is my dad's birthday!  My dad is such a great person...really, there isn't another person alive that I trust more than him! He's the most honest, hardworking, and just generally wonderful person I've ever met!  

Not only is he a great person but he's also very talented...here are a couple things he's made for me over the years...

This beautiful cabinet that I keep my chintz collection in was made by my dad in the 90s. 


He also made my birdhouse table around that time!  He used to make things and sell them at the flea market.  We spent many wonderful hours at the flea market...my kids practically grew up there! I miss those days!

My dad has had a hard year with my mom passing away in April...can you do me a favor and leave him a happy birthday wish here! His name is Jack. He reads ALL your comments everyday! I know he will love this...and if you happen to be in Pittsburgh, PA he gets really happy because that's where he is from!

Thanks all!

I love you Dad! I couldn't have picked a better father!

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75 comments:

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Jack!
My dad's name was Jack so I feel a special kinship.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

It's my dad's birthday today, too! Happy birthday to yours!

Saralee said...

Happy Birthday Jack!! You must be an awesome man because you have an amazing daughter! Wishing you a wonderful day full of blessings and love!

www.thisoldhouseinnewliberty.blogspot.com said...

Happy Birthday Jack!!! Hope you had a great day!!

Nancy

Kathy Sturr said...

Happy Birthday, Jack! It's been MANY years since I've seen you, but you'll remember me as Kathy Buffalo. : ) I'm so glad to have reconnected with Cindy, and Facebook keeps us in touch with what's going on in our lives. She is one amazingly talented lady!

I hope you had a really nice day today!

Warm regards ~ Kathy

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday Jack! From Beth in Reno

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Sending many warm wishes your way and may your day be filled with countless blessings.....Ashley from Northen California Xoxoxo P.S. Have a lovely week Cindy! Xoxoxo

Judy Santiago said...

Happy Birthday Jack, hope you had a great day. My home is filled with many beautiful things from you and Martha and you both will always have a very special place in my heart.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jack!! I hope you have had a wonderful day and your feel the blessing of being loved!!!
Beth from Kentucky

shari said...

Cindy's Dad - Jack!! I may not be from your hometown in PA, but I still send you many good wishes for the very Happiest Birthday!
Shari (Cindy's fellow hiker)

Jill said...

Hi Jack my name is Jill and I grew up in a house on a hill in PA. Not Pittsburgh (Gooooo Steelers)but close (Butler) Happy, Happy Birthday.

Susan said...

Happy birthday, Jack. My father-in-law's name was Jack.

I'm not from Pittsburgh, but I've driven through it a number of times - does that count?

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy Birthday Jack...I hope you have a fantastic day celebrating. Not Pittsburg...but sunny and HOT Arizona!!

mgster said...

Happy Birthday, Jack! Hope it is a great one! You are a true craftsman...that birdhouse table is wonderful!

mitzi said...

Happy Birthday Jack!!! I hope you
had a fabulous day. I only know your
daughter through blogland and from the very beginning I could tell how
much she loves and admires her dad.
Wishing you good health and happiness.

Mary E.Dadds said...

Happy Birthday Jack,
You have a wonderful Daughter,and I bet that makes your Birthday really grand.

Ali said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Love all of your woodworking and have enjoyed hearing about you via Cindy on this blog. Any girl would be proud to
call you "Dad"-

--Ali

Judi said...

Sending a special Pittsburgh "YINZER" Birthday greeting to Jack! Any guy from Pittsburgh is a great guy in my book!
GO BUCCOS, STEELERS, PENGUINS and PANTHERS!
I'll bet you'd love to get some Islays chipped ham, a Klondike and a Iron City Beer for your b-day!

Onward!
Judi

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Jack. I hope you had an amazing birthday.

Glimpse of My World said...

Happy Birthday Jack!! You are super talented!! My wish for you is a day of happiness and celebration!! Smiles to you...

d e l i g h t said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Your daughter said there was no one in this world she trusted more than you...that's how I feel about my dad. You have been a good father to have earned not only the love but the trust of your daughter! I'm sorry about the loss of your wife. I hope you find the coming year a good one for you!

Mumzie said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Love your wood work! My dad also makes beautiful things out of wood...his name is Albert. He does birdhouse benches, similar to your table and sells them. My mom passed away three years ago April and it is still very hard; especially after 59 years of marriage. He'll be 85 next April and says his shop and woodworking keeps him going. May God Bless, Mumzie

Wendy said...

Happy, happy birthday, Jack! I can see now where Cindy gets her creative talent! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
Wendy who never met Cindy except for flying pass her on 680 when she went to visit you on Father's Day : )

GirlishGuy said...

Wow It's so beautiufl. Happy birthday to your dad and hope he had a great one!


http://girlishguy.blogspot.com

<3
Girlish Guy

Lludria said...

Opss! I'm afraid I'm late but... I hope you had had a great day. I send you Warm wishes from the sunny Spain. Happy... "no" Birthday, today! (^^) ♥
Cindy's Bird Table is so cute!! Great Job!!

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday Jack. You have raised a wonderful daughter who is so inspiring to many. I hope had an absolutely wonderful day!

Kathleen Mann

Lynn said...

Happy Happy Birthday Jack! Our neighbor, who's yard back yard meets our back yard, reminds me of you. I have never met you, but I picture you being about the same in age and very talented.

You have made some very beautiful things for your daughter out of wood. My father is a carpenter and wood finisher too. Now my husband and I watch our third youngest son, desire to be a carpenter and in the trades someday as well. We hope he does. It's an art that only a few seem to have been born with.

Anyway.....we hope you have the most wonderful birthday ever....filled with lot's of laughter and great memories.

Anonymous said...

happy birthday Jack....and many more!

Catrinel said...

Happy birthday Jack! I hope you had an amazing birthday.

Rose H (UK) said...

Happy,happy birthday Jack - best wishes winging there way across the pond just for you!
What BEAUTIFUL furniture, I'm green with both your obvious talent and that Cindy has such gorgeous pieces :o)

detektei said...

Jack, I hope you had a great day. Birthday is best and most memorable time for everyones life. Giving a perfect gift to anyone is very hard. But your daughter shared a unique and best idea with us. It will helpful information for me.
detektive

Jilly said...

Jack, I hope you had a great day. Birthday is best and most memorable time for everyones life. Giving a perfect gift to anyone is very hard. But your daughter shared a unique and best idea with us. It will helpful information for me.
detektive

southern girl said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Daddys are so special to their little girls no matter the little girls age! You have obviously done a great job cause Cindy is great. Enjoy your day.
Wanda from South Carolina

Linda C. said...

Happy Birthday Jack!

The world needs good fathers like you...

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Jack! I am fairly close to Pittsburgh...Zanesville, Ohio! Have a wonderful day!~Patti

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wishing you a Wonderful and Blessed Birthday Jack -- hope your year ahead is filled with love and joy.

CaraRose said...

Happy Happy Birthday Jack. Hope your day is very special. My beloved Daddy is from Myersdale, PA.

Terri Weston said...

Happy birthday Jack and many more!

Laurie said...

Happy, Happy, Birthday and many more. It is wonderful to hear how played such a big role in your daughters life.

Arlisha said...

Happy Birthday, Papa Jack!

Your Cindy keeps us all very happy with her blog. I don't have one now (I hope to soon - maybe when I retire)but know I've seen anything and everything about that Cindy has ever posted.

Have a good week .. and thank you for giving us Cindy!!

Arlisha

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Happy Birthday dear Jack,
I am the one that made Cindy the glass house that you made the table for. I have such a connection with you.... you sound so much like own dear Dad..... he use to make furniture also. My Dad turned 90 this year....My prayers are with you... Your daughter loves you so..... Dads have a special place in daughter hearts..
Hugs and kisses to you on your birthday
Linda

Elsie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JAAAACK!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUOOUOUOU!!!!
It's a good thing you couldn't hear me sing that...I sure hope you had a very good birthday.
You are a very talented woodworking
man. You have a very talented daughter. Happy Birthday from Central, Louisiana.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jack, from an old gal from Florida who used to live in SC Ca! Have a blessed day.
Susie H.

Donna said...

Dear Jack, a very Happy Birthday to you. The words your daughter used to describe you are the same words I always use to describe my dad (also named Jack) who turned 88 in July. You both belong to the greatest generation this country has ever known and we, the children and grandchildren, have so much to learn from all of you.

My dad also had a very tough time when we lost my Mom in 1996. He would be the first to tell you that the intense grief and sadness does give way to wonderful memories which, in turn, lead to smiles and laughter.

I hope you have an incredible birthday filled with love and family.

My best wishes to you, Jack....

Jack's daughter, Donna

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Jack,
Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!
You have a wonderful daughter who is so very proud of her father!!!

Regards,
Laura

PS You have amazing talent!!! The things you have made are just beautiful.

Suzann said...

Happy Birthday Jack!!

Love the pieces you made for Cindy they are beautiful!!!

Hope your birthday was wonderful!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

marshamellow said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Love your daughter's sight. She says you are from Pittsburgh Pa~~~well that is where I am, born and raised here! So a "special happy birthday" from Pittsburgh~~ Go Steelers, Pirates & Penquins!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Jack. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Happiest Birthday wishes, Jack. You have inspired your lovely daughter and she has, in turn, inspired us all. Thanks for that gift.

i hope you are continuing with your woodcrafting as your talents are abundant.

Fondly,
Linda from Mebane, NC

Gayla said...

Jack, it is wonderful to get to know someone using the "modern marvels" as our messengers! I feel as if I know you through your daughter's beautiful blog. You have made her so many pretty things, and I know you have been such a treasure and strong support for her. I am so very sorry about your wife. Life's so short, and it brings such joy... but at times I have lost loved ones, too... and it is such a sharp blow to the soul that we can scarcely breathe.

Enjoy your birthday. I think about all my friends in blog land as if they are truly people I have come to know... I find myself talking about them, saying, "My friend Cindy...." and her dad!

Happy Birthday from the hot and humid Midwest!

Marcia (One Heart) said...

Happy birthday, Jack! Enjoy your birthday. Wish my dad was still here so I could tell him face to face but I still celebrate his life each and every day because he lives on in our hearts. Celebrate life today, including your very special daughter. Sending many blessings your way.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday from Roanoke, Virginia Jack!
I visit your daughter's beautiful blog every day. It makes me smile. My Dad passed away 8 years ago and I miss him every day. Here's hoping the good Lord blesses you with good health in the coming year!

Gloria

Ms. Bake-it said...

Happy Birthday Jack! You are extremely talented. I have been admiring your handiwork ever since I began reading Cindy's blog a few years ago. From many of her posts, it is also very apparent how much Cindy loves and admires you.

I hope you have an absolutely fabulous day!

~ Tracy

lambs and ivy designs said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Jack!
You are very talented and a blessing to your daughter!
Have a wonderful day!

Joyce's Journey said...

A happy birthday to you, Jack! Hope you are having a wonderful day! Your daughter is amazing and so sweet to want to be sure you have a great day! You are so blessed to have each other! Enjoy!!

Gina said...

Happy happy Birthday Jack. You have to be a great and proud guy to have a daughter like Cindy. She is such an inspiration to so many. Best wishes and many, many more! Gina (from hot, hot Texas)

Anonymous said...

A very happy birthday to you, Jack! I live in PA, but nearer the Nittany Lions than to the Steelers. I lost my Daddy 10 years ago and still think of him nearly every day. Cherish the time you have with your daughter, that's the best gift anyone can have!
Barbara

sactovlr said...

Happy B-day Jack! Wishing you many, many more wonderful days like today....from Sacramento, CA

NanaDiana said...

Jump Back Jack-oh..wait..I got sidetracked...I was supposed to say Happy Birthday Jack! I hope you have a wonderful day..and you certainly have a wonderful daughter. I know this has been a rough year for you-I also know that there is a bright future for you-you just have to seek it out and find it. Hmmmm...maybe YOU should start a blog.

I can see that you are very talented-the furniture pieces you made are just wonderful.

Birthday blessings and wishes to you! Diana

fixitfaerie said...

Happy Birthday, Jack! I hope you have a great day.
Blessings to you and your family.

sharing1 said...

Hope you had a great birthday yesterday Jack.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Jack!! Cindy talks about you the same way that I speak of my dad - so you must be very special indeed. Cindy and I are nearly the same age and it sounds as if we are each a big "Daddy's Girl".

Hope your day was a great one!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Happy Birthday, Jack! With Cindy sharing stories of how you've created beautiful items for her, it reminds me of my dad and his never saying I can't create that for you... I'd take him to look at it and somehow he'd always end up making it even better than the item I'd loved at a store. I can tell and see you're like that too!!

Have a beautiful day!
~Tracie up in Healdsburg (love your post, Cindy)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jack! I hope you had some fun on your day.

Sue said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jack!!! I hope you had a wonderful fantastic special awesome grand fun birthday!!!

Carol N said...

Happy Birthday Jack!! You sound like a wonderful father! Many people would love to have such a great man as a roe model :)
Have a great day!

Charlene said...

Happy Birthday Jack! I hope your day was wonderful!!

Best wishes from Vancouver, B.C.

Susie Q said...

Jack, Happy Belated Birthday. I miss my own daddy so very much...so have a wonderful birthday and hugs from me...lots of them!

Emanu D said...

Hi Jack, Happy Bday!!! I am Emanuel, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. You made an incredible person of Cindy, I really admire her, she is so talent and nice. I am sure that you are the same kind of person. I hope both of you come to my beautiful country some day!!Kisses from here and enjoy your day!!

Evelyn said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Hang in there...I know how it feels to lose your spouse. It's been 4 & 1/2 years for me. It does get better. Best wishes.
Evelyn in Philly.

Lydia said...

Happy Birthday Jack- I'm sure I don't have to tell you what a lovely daughter you have.

My husband took up woodworking not too long ago. I can't wait to show him how much such treasures mean over the long haul.

Tanya Anurag said...

Happy Birthday, Jack :) You sure are very talented. Those things that you have made will be cherished forever!! May you go on to celebrate several wonderful years.

-Tanya

Cassy said...

Happy Birthday, Jack!
Your daughter has a very high regard of you being her father.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Essay Writing said...

Happy birthday Mr.Jack!
GOD bless you....

Lisa Walker said...

What a wonderful post! I was actually looking for some ideas for birthday wishes for dad on his coming birthday this June 29th and came across to this. This is so sweet... thanks!