93 Years Old!

mohai32Today is my Pop’s 93rd birthday. The photo above is of him and my Aunt Anna who just turned 91.

f1589-img586In this photo my Aunt Anna is standing next to my grandfather and my pop is standing on the opposite side next to my grandmother. This black and white was taken in Persia sometime in the 1930’s.


My pop and mom at our daughter Katie’s wedding in 2012.


My mom and pop at our niece Debbee’s wedding in 2013. On this wedding weekend we also celebrated our mom and pop’s 90th birthday.

But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children,
 to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.

This celebration was at the end of April of 2013 and my mom passed away in September of 2013.

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My dad continued to live in his senior apartment after my mom passed away and these photos are from visits from my sisters and nieces and nephews.



pop and kathyMy pop and my oldest sister Kathy who just celebrated her 70th birthday on Monday.

My pop meeting his newest grandson in January of 2015. Andrew was adopted from the Ukraine in 2014. Early in 2015 my pop finally realized it was time for him to move in with my sister Kathy’s family.

At my sister’s home he’s enjoying his pastime from long ago and helping his days go by while putting together jigsaw puzzles again. This next photo is of Pop enjoying his favorite chair at his new place at my sister’s home.

I’m cracking up at his finger on the remote with the new puzzle in his lap. You can see the edge of the latest puzzle he is working on in the bottom left of that photo.

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Pop’s youngest great granddaughter born on Christmas Eve of 2015. This is a photo at their first meeting early in 2016.

TV +oldies 004The rest of these photos are from the past. The photo above is my pop and my mom’s brother. This photo was taken in Persia before my parents immigrated to the U.S.

That’s me with a pigeon on my head with my pop and sisters Kathy and Vera in the 50’s in Pico Rivera, California.

My pop on a camping trip in the 50’s putting together a jigsaw puzzle. That’s me next to him with the Buster Brown hairdo.


In our backyard in Pico Rivera with my dad’s yellowtail catch if I remember correctly.

Me and my pop at the airport on my way to England with our Christian Rock Band in 1973.

This is a mish mosh photo tribute to my pop. I love my pop and thank God for him and his love and care for me and our whole family over the years. His best support currently have been his prayers for each of us every night before he goes to bed, on his knees, next to his bed. Happy Birthday Pop!

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)

And here he is today at my sister’s home blowing out the candle on his birthday pie!


About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

20 thoughts on “93 Years Old!

  1. Love these photos of your family! Your pop is certainly a special guy and what a blessing that he prays for you all each day!

    By the way, how interesting is it that you were once in a Christian rock band? I don’t believe I’d ever seen that on your blog before and I’m a long-time reader. Maybe I just missed it, but I would like to hear more!

  2. Belated best wishes to your father. You are blessed indeed. I’ve enjoyed seeing the photos through the years. It’s good to look back and give thanks and also be happy that your Dad is well and enjoying his hobbies especially doing his jigsaw puzzles.

  3. This is the sweetest post, Ellen — I love it!!! May I say that you look just like your Mom? How wonderful to see all these pictures, old and new. It seems that your parents both have longevity in their genes. I’m sure your Pop must really miss your Mom, and I admire his courage and perseverance to go on without her. I can tell you have a very close extended family.

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Ellen, and “Happy Birthday” to your precious Pop!



  4. Oh, what a wonderful post…your dad is still a handsome fella…he looks like he’s a lot of fun.
    I really loved seeing all the photos and love finding out you belonged to a Christian rock band…how cool is that !!
    Happy Birthday, Pop…..

  5. Love all the pics. Especially the one of your pop and his sis at the top. Longevity must run in his family. Such precious memories of a life well lived! Happy birthday to him!

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