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Draplin Design Co., North America
February 01, 2004
Dad: 61!
Posted at 12:16 PM


Dad turned 61 today.

Wish more than anything I could have been there to spend it with him. Last year’s ‘Surprise 60th Birthday Bash’ was the best.

The man is solid gold.

He has always been there for me.

I miss him, and well, the big ol’ crocodile tears that fall from my eyes don’t lie.

Happy 61st, dad…see you in a couple weeks.

(And listen up, all you cold-hearted pricks (as well as couple “easy on the eyes” young ladies) who read these sad words: Leave the man some birthday wishes in the comments section below. Don’t let him down. He loves the press.)

There Are 14 Comments

Happy Birthday Daddy….I mean Ass-a-hole!

(for all you out there…this is our favorite name for each other!)

For those of you who see him soon….call him this one…he loves it!

You’re the best, Dad…wish we could have thrown you another party this year….

Maybe when you hit 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love, Ass-ahole (aka Sarah)

Posted by: Sarah on 02/02/04 at 5:52 AM

Happy birthday, Mr. Draplin.

Now get that tractor fired up.
Snow’s coming your way. It ain’t pretty.

Posted by: Ryno on 02/02/04 at 6:17 AM

Happy B-day Mr. Draplin. I’ve got some cold ones in the fridge just in case you show up out here in Oregon again. I’m digging the enclosure on the J.Deere rig, looks like fun. Have a great birthday. Rod

Posted by: rod on 02/02/04 at 6:38 AM


How does it feel to have done such a wonderful duet with the lovely Dolly Parton? She’s got big ‘uns, eh?!


Posted by: Andrew R. Jenkins on 02/02/04 at 6:45 AM


I’m no “easy on the eyes” broad, but I wanted to shout out a big ol’ Happy Birthday to you. I hope the have a Heineken with you when your globetrotting son shows up. Until then, have one for me. Take care and give that wife of your’s a big hug for me, too.


Posted by: Eric on 02/02/04 at 9:19 AM

Happy B-day to the good father of a good son.

Posted by: Naz on 02/02/04 at 9:25 AM

Good work, troops. Just what he needs. Thank you.

Posted by: Draplindustries Public Relations on 02/02/04 at 10:00 AM

Happy Birthday Uncle Jim, it’s been a while since i’ve been back to Michigan, i’m overdue for a good asskicking, hope to see you soon!


Posted by: Scott on 02/02/04 at 1:50 PM

Hope your day was bitchin. You must be catching up with Santos Claus in age by now But, you could’nt tell by your baby face and great head of hair. Keep up the daily hair folicle stimulation.
You have not changed one day since I met you. Cheers to beer drinking and shootin the shit. See you soon as your first born shows his face around these parts again. I’ll bring you a belated present to add to one of your many collections. Posted with love. Daddy Aleshire
P.S. Hi Mama D.

Posted by: Bry on 02/02/04 at 4:29 PM

happy day from your son’s old homeland. all the boy’s and girl’s in bend wish you well. kp

Posted by: kevin p on 02/03/04 at 9:10 AM

I thought all mug shots came with an identifying number along the bottom…….guess that number is “61”…..

Great picture; your dad will love it! We are counting down the days to holding you in our arms, wrapping you in swaddling clothes and feeding you and watching you sleep (just like when you were a baby)……



Posted by: momma d. on 02/03/04 at 1:54 PM

Pappa D,

Happy Birthday to ya! Looks like 61 years hasn’t fazed you a bit. I hope day of celebration was a doozy.

Posted by: -=CLEMENS=- on 02/03/04 at 3:51 PM

Happy Birthday, Jim

Just wanted to thank you again for stripping for me on my birthday. Sorry I can’t do the same for you. You know, “Company” rules….

Best Wishes

Posted by: hot mamma on 02/04/04 at 9:03 AM

Happy belated Birthday from a tc native.

Posted by: Jeremy on 02/17/04 at 11:01 AM