I will forever be searching for a person who is more optimistic than you. The glass is always half full and you can do whatever you put your mind to and more.
Although you will be hitting 80 next month, you have the heart and soul of a teenager. And could you please bottle up some of that energy for me? I guess that pot of coffee a day is working for ya ;)
Who else would literally give you the shirt off their back? You'd give the shirt, shoes, hat, without a second thought. Need some cash to go with that? No problem.
You might be a bit accident prone (falling from the attic floor to the garage below...breaking ribs while going uphill on the riding lawnmower on wet leaves...) but its no accident how much you love and care for your family.
One of my favorite memories from my childhood is the silly songs you use to sing to me and big sis Brandy. "all I need to make me happy is two little girls to call me pappy...". And who can forget when you accidentally drove off and left mom while we were trick-or-treating. hehe.
Father, grandfather, great grandfather...you are all of these wrapped into one. You are such a special person to so many people and I a so lucky to call you "Dad".
I love you, Dad!