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Happy 90th Birthday, Grandpa Rick

Grandpa Rick and his kids
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My Grandfather, Rick Williams turned 90 on September 7th and we celebrated that momentous occasion today. So many memories over his lifetime. My Uncles, Mom and Aunt gave him a great party. There were a bunch of posters hanging up with photos from over the years. There were also many photos of Grandpa from his days as a Horse Trainer, Owner and Jockey. There were photos of him spinning pewter, singing karaoke and more. I try to highlight all of them in a video montage. I also look at some photos that mean a lot to me and talk about them. It was a nice day to celebrate my grandfather. He and my grandmother are the source of my Transformers addiction, fond memories of being a kid on a lake and more.

We celebrated my Grandpa Rick’s 90th birthday today with a large family party. The party was at my Uncle Rich’s house. He had a bunch of tents, plenty of food and family. All the grandkids and great-grandkids were there, and even our newest addition to the family, although she was sleeping for the photo. We played in the pools, (kiddie pool, regular pool and hot tub), had great food and celebrated Grandpa.

I took grandpa aside and did a little mini interview with him before things really got going. Then I went through all the photos that were all around the yard. There were collages and also many photos of grandpa when he was a horse trainer. Then I put everything in today’s vlog.

Captain for a Day

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Eva was all smiles as she drove the Starfish, a boat that we took on a cruise on the Bass River. Bass River Cruises was a nice trip from Rt. 28 to the mouth of the Bass River in Dennis/Yarmouth, MA. We went on the cruise with my Aunt Cindy and my Grandmother and her friend. The kids loved the trip. We got to learn about all the houses on the river and who owned them over time and more. The kids even got to drive the boat. At first Eva was hesitant at driving the boat but she warmed up to it and was all smiles by the end. She got to drive a pretty long time, too.

Andrew also drove and he was so excited to drive. He was moving the wheel all over the place. He asked the captain if he could push buttons and turn the key. The captain kept a tight grip on the wheel and a sharp eye on the buttons. Probably a pretty good idea on his part. Continue reading Captain for a Day