Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Grandpa's 90th

Just spent a couple of days down at Sussex Inlet helping Grandpa Taff celebrate his... all those that read the subject header join in... 90th birthday.

And how did my Grandpa celebrate his 90th? What did he do on the day? Well, he kicked off with 9 holes of golf, followed by cake (from his mates at the golf course) and champagne (brought to him by Mum and Dad). Then we hit the RSL for a light lunch, followed by an afternoon of indolence and then back to the RSL for an extra special dinner. How extra special? Only extra special in that the Chinese restaurant at the RSL doesn't actually open on a Tuesday, but because they all think Grandpa's tops (cause he kinda is), they opened up for him special.

So Mum, Dad, Cal and I finally met some of his mates from Stuart's coaches, including Rhonda, the lady who keeps giving him PJs and undies for Christmas (who came with her husband...???). We also met a few of his other mates from down the coast and saw that he's a pretty popular young man, really. Stuart's coaches run a travelling club that Grandpa is part of and so far they've taken him to Norfolk Island and the Gold Coast and Alice Springs and all over the place.

The old guy also made out like a bandit, with Mum and Dad giving him a fantastic die cast model of a Catalina Flying Boat (with markings from the same squadron he flew with in the war), one of his Stuart's mates gave him an awesome picture of himself and he got a book and a groovy glass and wood petrol pump for decanting whiskey into. And it's a good thing too, cause his haul of alcohol running to:

  • 3 Bottles of Johnny Walker Red Label

  • 2 Bottles of Glen Fiddich 12 Year Old single malt Scotch

  • 2 Bottles of Drambuie (a whiskey liquer for those that don't know)

  • and, from Cal and I, an extra special bottle of 18 year old Macallan single malt Scotch

Anyone'd think his mates (and family) reckon he's a piss-pot. : )

The day was great, and went almost without a hitch (one or two needless stress-outs don't count) and the trip overall was also great. Who doesn't like flexing of two days to duck down to the coast and have some fun with the fam?


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