Monday, November 02, 2009

papa's big night

So this past weekend promised to be very busy and full of all sorts of fun things. Then My-Pie got sick which sort of threw a wrench in the monkey works. Luckily my Mom was nice enough to stay with her Friday night so I didn't have to miss Papa receiving his award at the fair's Appreciation Night.

This year Papa was selected as one of two people to receive their life membership pins. It's a big honour and I was so proud to be amongst our friends and family sharing Papa's special moment with him.

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Papa has a gift for saying the right thing at the right time and Friday night was no exception. His acceptance speech was sweet, sincere and brought a not so smallish lump to my throat. Abby was completely thrilled that the lady who gave Papa his award mentioned her (and the giant pumpkins she and Papa grow for the fair) by name.

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Mike did very well in his capacity as Second Vice President. He introduced the invited dignitaries and the current board of directors. He must have read and reread his list a thousand times. It must of paid off because there was no stumbles.

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Congratulations Papa on receiving your life membership.....

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it's well deserved.

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5 comments:

A big congratulations to "Papa"! That is very exciting news...and well deserved. Also, congrats to Mike for his flawless speech! Way to go!

And, ummm, don't look now, Shan...but little Abby is almost up to your shoulders!!! :-0
That is such a wonderful accomplishment! Congrats "Papa" :)
Congrats "Papa"! And what a great family pic. Too bad Maya couldn't have been there too.
wow, how exciting!

NICE family picture at the end, there. Photoshop Maya in and it's perfect!
Congratulations to your Papa and to your whole, wonderful family, Shan!