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Double birthday celebration – yay! (But not triple – Boo!)

20130717-090446.jpgYesterday was an important day in the Wislock family – My dad and I celebrated our birthdays during our annual double birthday celebration! Whoooo!

We each get our own cake, since my father is a little bit of a Grumpy Gus and wants his own cake. A mistake only made once, on my first birthday.

But it was a little disappointing that my sister, scheduled to have a baby any day now, did not give birth to my little niece yesterday (booo!).

But I figure as long as she has it this week, we can count is as a triple birthday extravaganza, right?!

So if you’re in the mood for cake, swing by Danville, we’ve got multiple! And happy birthday to everyone celebrating this week, definitely the best week to come into the world!

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Newspapers – Preserving family history for posterity. Just ask my dad.

Recently, my father brought home an old copy of the News Item he found in his childhood home. It was pretty cool to see how wide old newspapers were and how much things were back in the 1970s – I believe bananas were 9 cents per pound.

Here’s the front page to get a sample of how big that is:wpid-20130531_104448.jpg

That’s eight columns. Most papers today are six, and a skinny six at that in some cases.

But even though that is cool, we wondered why the newspaper had been preserved. Something special had to have happened that would cause my Mam and Pap to save the paper.

After we flipped the front page over – we didn’t have to guess any longer.

wpid-20130531_104440.jpgSee that handsome devil to the far right? That’s none other than Greg – in his about 16-year-old glory. He was newspaper boy of the year.

And he still looks exactly like that. Just with more gray hair.

So there it is, newspaper preserving these precious memories that would have been lost for all eternity – so that your kids can look back and laugh at you.

Just kidding – we only laughed a little bit…..OK, a lot.

Love you dad!