President George H.W. Bush turned 90 years old today. (He is the father of President George Bush). Even though he suffers from Parkinson's disease and uses a wheelchair, he still jumped out of an airplane to celebrate! What a guy! He first parachuted from a plane when he was in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Read about his heroism here. He also jumped in celebration of his 75th, 80th, 85th and now...his 90th! Again, I say...what a guy! He IS a jolly good fellow, that nobody can deny!
One thing I always remember about him...he was expected to be seated next to Bill Clinton at some kind of gathering and basically just refused to do so, he wanted nothing to do with him. Bill Clinton learned of this and contacted Bush and spoke with him. After more time spent together, the two became good friends and they remain so to this day. There is just something about that story that stays with me.
Bernard Jordan, a former Mayor of Hove who served in the Royal Navy during World War II. What a guy! I read on the BBC that the folks at the nursing home welcomed him back with a rousing "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow"! And so say all of us!
I have a better photo of the British flag but doggone if I can find it for you! These are some Union Jacks flapping in the breeze on the Eastbourne Pier, it's not far from Hove!
And I just spoke with my father-in-law in England today, speaking of a jolly good fellow!
Lovely to speak with you today, PEEDER! No, wait, I will say it with my fake English accent...PEE-TAH!! xx Hope you have a lovely Father's Day this Sunday, you are the BEST father-in-law EVER! And I hope all your jolly good fellows have a lovely day. ( And in Bexhill, England, I am thinking of YOU, Henry G.!)