Well - he sure does not look 81 does he!...nor does he act it. May I introduce you to my Father, Dr. Milam Leavens. He is holding his first Great Grand Child, Madison.
How did we bring in his 81st birthday you ask? Well, Dad accompanied me to the Emergency Room the night before. He spent much of the time reading the short stories of Oh Henry out loud, while I laid on the gurney and we were waiting for many test results to come in. As it turns out, I had an ovarian cyst. As we were filling out the release paper work, I asked him what time it was.
"Seven minutes after midnight" He replied.
"Happy Birthday Dad. I am sorry you rang it in, in the ER with me." I said.
"I am not." He said with a gentle look in his eyes and the slightest smile.
My Knight in Shinning Armor!