We have a neighbor.
His name is Frank and he’s amazing.
Yesterday Frank had a birthday.
He was born 96 years ago!
He is a WWII veteran; still lives in his own home; he mends his clothes with his
sewing machine; he installed new cabinets in his kitchen; he
shovels snow from his roof in the winter; he makes a deliberate
effort to get exercise every day. . .It is not surprising to
see Frank in the woods chopping wood.
We decided to make Frank a card and bring
some chili, bread, and jam and wish
him a happy birthday.
We knocked on the front door a few times and began to
wonder if he was home.
I decided to check the back yard.
And that is where we found him. . .reading the owner’s manual
in the front seat of his new Ford sedan!
“All I need to know is how to open the
door, open the trunk, and start the car. . .none of the other fancy
stuff they have in cars nowadays!”
He was disappointed that his sister and brother were unable to
come for his birthday due to an unexpected illness in the family.
I’m glad we stopped.
God bless you, Frank.
As we continued about our day I couldn’t help but take my camera along
and shoot the beautiful scenery along our mid-west roads.
Happy fall Friday and 1st day of October!