Happy Birthday Pop ~ 84 Years Young!

This photo is from 1974 so my pop is only 51 here.

I am so thankful to God for my father, Moisi (Moses) Timothy Bagdanov because…

He loves the Lord wholeheartedly.

He has paid the cost to follow Christ with joy.

He gave up retirement and his home to be a missionary to his hometown village in Russia.

He seeks reconciliation no matter what it costs him.

He loves and sacrifices for his family.

He loves my mother as Christ loves the church.

He calls a cellular phone a cellkular phone. 🙂

He still cares for the fatherless and those who have no one else to help them.

He is a faithful man.

He loves jigsaw puzzles.

He loves me.

Update: I just have to add two more Moisiisms to the list from September 2001. Yes I’m trying to keep a running list. Hey, brothers, sisters, nieces etc.  If you can think of your favorite Moisiisms add them in the comments! 🙂

“Michelle [his granddaughter] got 3 crackpots for wedding gifts”

“Fireman is outside checking the hydrogens”

12 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Pop ~ 84 Years Young!

  1. He is very handsome! And the tribute is very touching.
    Are you in the picture?
    Happy Birthday, Mr. Moisi Timothy Bagdanov!

    Hi Kim, I’m the one sitting next to the puzzle. My sister Kathy is standing. Blessings!

  2. Hello, from Texas! We finally made it! This is great picture. We were wondering where you found that one! Happy Birthday Pop! Cellkular 🙂

    Lana, Glad you are finally in Texas. I have my stash of photos that I’m willing to share…

  3. I just think the picture is beautiful. What a wonderful tribute to your dad. What a blessing it is to have a Godly dad.

    Thanks Lovella, Have a great weekend!

  4. One of my favorite Deda-isms has to be when he talks about God loving us and “take care-ving” (taking care of) us. I LOVE IT!! Ellen, that was a really special (and true!) birthday dedication.

    Hi Michelle! Thanks.

  5. My father is 84, too. He is a WW II veteran. I really enjoyed this photo and your tidbits about your father. What a great man, to return home to spread the love of Christ. You are indeed blessed.

    Linda C, Blessings on your veteran Father this Memorial Weekend and always…

  6. “Lana hurt herself on those razorblades” (rollerblades)
    “You want some mackadonian macaronis?” (Macadamia nut macaroons)
    I also like when he told me “I love you just the way you are, if you get tattoo maybe I not love you so much anymore.” Said with a smile of course. 😛

    Katie dear!, thanks so much for sharing these. 🙂

  7. Hi,
    I don’t know how I got to this site. Have you done any geneology? I have Bagdanoff in my family. Just wondering. You have a nice site, oh and thank you for putting up the recipes for borsch, lapsha, and shashlik!
    A Molokan from SoCal.

    Hi Cathy, I haven’t done any geneology to speak of. All of us spell our names differently depending on when we came through Ellis Island and how it ended up being spelled there. There aren’t many written records of my family. I’m glad you enjoyed my site and you can find the recipes to enjoy. Blessings…

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