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Draplin Design Co., North America
February 01, 2009
Happy Birthday, Dad!
Posted at 11:22 AM


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD: Today is my dad’s 66th birthday!

The last couple months have been tough for the guy, with the leg thing and all. He’s bouncing back, healing up, venturing into town to see movies and doing his route around Northern Michigan supplying tool shops with tooling. When asked how he was feeling on his big day, he had this to say: “I feel old.”

“That’s all you got to say?” I ask.

“That’s it. I feel old. But I am still alive. I talked to Uncle Bob today and he said, ‘You are just a kid, Jimmy.’”

Uncle Bob is 72. Uncle Tom is 70. Dad is 66. The baby of the family. “They saved the best for last!,” is all he had to say regarding those numbers.

“You know Gramma Josie used to dress me up in dresses. Who knows.” I don’t know where the old man was going with that one. Hard to say.

That’s the dad I know. Here’s to the next 66, you beast!

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HERE’S ONE FOR DAD: Get a load of this guy’s rig! Awesome horns, man!

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ORANGE, AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING: Field Notes takes on some serious color, just when winter wraps it’s white, cold fingers around the throat of America. Going fast!

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GREAT MATCHBOOKS HERE: Ben’s collection of Matchbooks on Flickr. Go through each and every one of them. Way recommended.

And here’s the best one of the lot. So good.

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HIGH ART GARY: Ade from Tinyteam.com comes in with a beautifully sculpted Gary. Thanks, man. Good eye.

There Are 6 Comments

Happy 66 Big Jim! Love you, man!

Posted by: Cory Grove on 02/01/09 at 1:02 PM

For his 66th - you should repeat the Route 66 tour…this time in the opposite direction!

Happy Birthday to my favorite ass-a-hole! Love you Dad!

Posted by: Sarah Draplin on 02/01/09 at 6:58 PM

Happiest of days to you good sir!

Posted by: Kurt Halsey on 02/01/09 at 10:38 PM

Happy birthday. When are you coming out again? We are awaiting the opening of “Jim’s Junk” in Portland.

Posted by: Roderick Snell on 02/02/09 at 10:59 AM

Jim enjoy Route 66, you’ll love. Happy Birthday Big Man! love, styk

Posted by: styk on 02/02/09 at 7:27 PM

Actually i read about that couple days ago on other website

Posted by: Bryan Fatula on 03/04/13 at 8:45 AM
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