It started with breakfast: 60 pancakes, 60 strawberries and 60 blueberries.
Grandpa was very willing to share.
His gifts were some of his favorite things; 60 of each, of course.
60 golf tees, pieces of black licorice, pistachios, salt water taffy, were just a few. He even got a CD of songs from the 60's.
After dinner we put candles on 60 cupcakes and worked fast to get them lit.
Grandpa's birthday seranade was memorable and pretty hilarious.
The gift giving wasn't over yet. Grandpa got 60 personalized golf balls with phrases that the family thought up. He was pretty excited about the new rangefinder that he can use for golfing too.
After that each of us took a turn reading from a list we composed of 60 things we love about Dave.
Some were funny, like he does an amazing Donald Duck impression, and has a love of jumping into cold water.
Others were sweet, such as when he was a kid, he cried when the Yankees lost the World Series, and he loves playing with grand kids and making them feel special.
And many were just very telling about what kind of a person his is. For example, he always knows who your friends are and asks about them when you call, and he cares unselfishly for his parents.