Today’s blog is going to be a little different. Part of my blog is talking about my family and that is what we will be doing today. Most of you, if you have read my blog before at all, know my husband, Joe. He is so supportive of my blog and I couldn’t do it without him. Just last night he brought home pizza because he knew I was going to be working late and be pushed for time. So, everyone, meet Joe.Today is Joe’s birthday!!! Wasn’t he the cutest little thing. He was quite the Dapper Dan. Look at that buttoned up shirt and those cool white shoes. He was a sharp dressed man even then.I swear he still has this haircut today. Lol! Don’t let that short haircut fool you, he is not an angel. When I first saw him I thought he was a fuddy-duddy because of that military cut. I think he has used that to his advantage with his teachers and parents. I wish I had loaded the picture of him in his later teens when they called him, “Hair Bear.” Then he had lots and lots of hair.This is the man I dated. This picture has been on my computer desk for years. I think this was when he was graduating from college, for the second time. Still a sharp dressed man. 💜I had to include this picture. This was made around the same time as the one above. He kept his bicycle in his apartment. We both lived in the same apartment complex. Can you believe those shorts he has on? I mean come on, gurls. Now you see one of the reasons I married him. Lol! Those were the OP corduroy shorts. Do you remember those???
This was his favorite jacket. You could sure see him coming. We still have this jacket somewhere in this house. I have no idea why it was so special, he just thought it was cool. You can just see the meanness oozing out of him. HahaTalk about babies. Oh my goodness, look how young we were. This was made about a week or so after we got married. It doesn’t look like I have on any makeup and that is probably my natural hair color. Even thought I was white headed as a child it got darker as I got older. This was Joe’s normal look. He almost always wore a white or blue button-up shirt and khaki pants. He still wears the khakis but he has moved on to polo shirts.And then the babies came along. Ashleigh looks to be close to three and Joseph close to one. I told you he kept the same hairstyle.I thought I would show you a few of his hobbies. He loved his ping pong. He always told me that he was pretty good at ping pong and one day he decided to prove it by beating me to smithereens. I wasn’t that much competition for him so this table didn’t get to hang around for too long. It is a little hard to play by yourself. Lol!And then there was fishing. He used to love to go with his friends to Putin Bay and fish. I never went but I understand that it is somewhere close to Michigan, Ohio, or Canada. Does that narrow it down for you? His other love is flying. When we moved to Grundy he decided he wanted to learn to fly. He took lessons and now has his pilot’s license. This was the first plane he ever bought. This is a V-Tail Bonanza, aka The Doctor Killer. He assured me that we had nothing to worry about because he wasn’t a doctor. Boy, that reassured me!!! He called me one day while I was gone to a festival and said are you sitting down. “I sold my boat and bought a plane.” Somehow I wasn’t surprised. Lol!Happy Birthday, Joe Stephens! I love you more than a farm in Georgia!
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