Tomorrow is a big day, the day Blog Daddy turns 92 years young and this is his Birthday Card!  Happy Birthday Dad! Here’s some MUSICA just for you.

Birthday wishes


And here he was at the very beginning. John Patrick Stewart Jr.  Cutest little baby in the world.  I love his outfit! Such a sturdy little sitter!



See those itchy fingers? He can’t wait to get out of that contraption and into the garage where all the good stuff is kept!  I can just imagine how blue those eyes were.



These photos are from a page in my dad’s baby book, and that’s his dad’s handwriting at the top where it says, “Our darling baby.” 

birthday party

Dad, home from Iwo Jima

That’s Blog Daddy in Hawaii during the war . . . bottom row, second in from right side.  Looking like Frank Sinatra.  It’s still two years before he meets my mom. And I don’t get introduced to him until a couple of years after that.  



Fireworks for you dad!

Dad's Birthday

Here he is with the first four of his eight children in the backyard of “Smallville” on his 32nd birthday.


I hope you have a wonderful day, Dad, wishing you the very best Birthday . . . and here’s one last little thing, something I know you’ll want to sing along with . . . MUSICA

Love you dearly Dad!  Wish I was with you . . . but see you soon! XOXO

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  1. Ooooh! Happiest of Birthday Days to Blog Daddy!

    Ninety Two Years Young ~~~ up there with my three Aunts, 90, 92, and 98! They must be doing something right.

    Such lovely photographs, all of them, but especially the baby ones, and then the one in Hawaii, and the one with you in it ~~~ oh! wait, that’s all of them, right?

    Sending Birthday Hugs and Wishes from Across the Pond ~~~ Deb in Wales xoxo

  2. Joy B says:

    Happy 92nd Birthday to your wonderful Dad! Cherish every moment you have with him and please tell him your readers send him birthday wishes as well as thanks for his service to our country! My dad was also a WWII veteran. Theirs was a very special generation!

  3. Barbara Thomas says:

    Well happy birthday Pops! Mine is long gone so Sue is very blessed to have you healthy happy and wise and hopefully for many more years to come! Good health to you, kind sir.

  4. Susanb says:

    Happy Birthday to Blog Daddy!!! Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for the beautiful gift of your daughter. She brings joy to so many girlfriends. You both are treasures. Enjoy your special day doing whatever makes you the happiest! And eat lots of cake. 🙂

  5. Jean Burns says:

    Happy Birthday Jack (all the girlfriend’s “Blog Daddy”) Wishing you a wonderful day! Jean 🙂

  6. Cindy Maulin says:

    Hi Blog Daddy!!! and HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! what a great guy! loving, supportive, inspiring, funny, and 92 years young!!! I think we can all take a cue here! Have a wonderful day celebrating and thanks for sharing your special daughter with us… YOU ROCK!!!!
    love, cindy

  7. Sandra Mailey says:

    The very Happiest of Birthdays to your wonderful dad!! The pictures are fantastic. They bring tears to my eyes.

  8. Happy Birthday to you Blog Daddy–It’s a privilege to have the chance to wish you a happy 92 years, and thank you for your service to our country- and, of course raising such a wonderful daughter whom we all treasure and love. Hope you have a wonderful day, and enjoy lots of cake and laughter. Virtual hugs–

  9. Amy says:

    Happy Birthday Blog Daddy!! The pictures are just wonderful!! Thank you for serving our country!!! God bless you on your special day!

  10. Joan says:

    Happy birthday to your dad. Enjoy him which I know you do. So wonderful he is healthy and can’t believe 90+. Bless him. Dad’s are great. Miss mine every day.
    And you, take care and don’t worry about us out here. Have a cup of tea on us!!

  11. I’m so glad I didn’t miss his birthday! Happy Happiest of birthdays Jack!! I know your day will be filled to overflowing with blessings abound! ! This is a beautiful tribute, Susan ♡♡♡
    Denise of Ingleside

  12. Trisha K says:

    What a spectacular birthday card, Musica and all. So glad to have the opportunity to know you and your special daughter! Have a very Happy Birthday!

  13. Kristina says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Blog Daddy!!! Greetings and best wishes from Nebraska!

  14. Mary in Phoenix says:

    Happiest of birthdays to you BD. My dad was “going for 100” but got cut short by lymphoma at 91. Mom is 97.5 and counting 🙂 Love your posts here on the blog … especially when you give us your words of wisdom. Such a wise old sage you are. Hope the stem cell treatment is working and you are feeling younger than ever. Stay cool (literally and figuratively) and wear a crown today. The image of your daughter’s “discernible slightly pink halo” says so much about the father you are and the amazing girl you brought into this world 🙂 Thanks for always being there for her girlfriends. Your kind and caring nature are what make you so special ♥♥♥ Love and best wishes coming your way from one of your fans 100 miles south … where 102 degrees sounds cool (esp compared to our 112+ degree forecast today). xoxo

  15. Laura Jenkins says:

    Happy Birthday wishes…92 years young! Your beautiful daughter has allowed us to get to know you here, through stories from the past and present….Yours is a special bond and we can feel the love when we read about you! I hope that you have plans to make it a special day…something wonderful for the memory bank. When you blow out your candles, know that we are there hoping for the wish to come true!!

  16. Pam says:

    Happy Birthday !!! Hope it’s a super day!

  17. Christie says:

    92 Happy Birthday wishes to you, Mr. Stewart!! And an extra one ‘to grow on’ as my own daddy used to say!

  18. Pam says:

    Happy Birthday Blog Daddy. Hope you have a super birthday. I loved the photos, a cute baby and very handsome young man 🙂 x

  19. sandy says:

    Daddy Jack, you make me happy, so I pray today you have special happiness celebrating the day of your birth. What a wonderful life you have lived, and the blessing you have passed on in your children. That makes you happy, yes? hugs and kisses from me, sandy 🙂

  20. MerrieSherrie says:

    Wishing you a wonderful 92nd birthday to a wonderful man!! You raised a great family, gave them tons of love, and worked hard to give them a terrific life. May you be blessed with many fun times ahead!! Happiest of birthdays!! Sending love, Sherry

  21. Shannon (Pennsylvania) says:

    Awww, Blog Daddy, happy birthday to YOU! You were a darling baby, an adorable sailor, a handsome young father, and at 92 you are still all that wrapped around a beautiful soul! Hope your day and the year to follow are exactly what you wish it to be. Blessings to you 🙂

  22. Jane Franks says:

    Such great memories, Susan. Happy Birthday to your dear Dad. I know you are enjoying every minute. I did too, and have no regrets!!! Love, Jane xoxo

  23. rachel says:

    What a lovely tribute to your wonderful Daddy! I love looking at the pictures of old times in the family, and yours could have come right from one of the big old black-paged “scrapbooks” on the shelf. My own Dad would be 95 this year, and my Chris’ Dad was exactly two weeks younger than yours—one of those jaunty young sailors in 1943, slim and handsome and brave—we’ll never know if they might have crossed paths way out there in that big ocean.

    And I’ve been sitting here, immersed in the unparalleled voice of Miss Patsy, with the speakers louder than any lady should, on a weekday morning. I may just crank them back up in a bit, and hit one of those hour-and-a-half “Best Of” listed over on the right side, instead of a books-on-CD as I polish up the house for company.

    Thank you for sharing your memories (I do believe I’ve seen that exact baby-cap on someone in the albums), and the wonderful song.

    Happy Birthday to your Lovie!


  24. Rae Ann R. says:

    Happy Happy Birthday!!!…enjoy every single minute of your special day…

  25. Linda Michael says:

    Happy birthday, Blog Daddy! What cute baby pictures (love the pram!), and great military picture – handsome guy!
    I enjoy your occasional responses to posts. You said something recently to one of the girlfriends – “Be good to yourself.” My dad would always tell me the same thing at the end of our conversations – I loved that special “instruction” from my dad.
    Here’s hoping you have a terrific birthday tomorrow!

  26. Becky says:

    How blest you are to still have your dad. He was indeed a beautiful baby.

  27. Jack says:

    Hi and thank you to each and every one of you girlfriends out there in Blogville , from the
    Blogdaddy here in Smallville .
    In that picture of the flight crew we were in Kaneohe , Hawaii . We were training for our eventual submarine patrols during the battle for Iwo Jima arriving on Feb. 19 1944 . We landed just off south beach , tied up to a sea anchor and were transported to our seaplane tender the “Cumberland Sound” Due to our proximity to the black sand beach , we had to have someone on board for plane watch 24/7 , to resist having the enemy swim out and destroy the plane. One night I was sure I saw someone coming so I got the machine gun and waited for him to show while in the open waist hatch — heart beating 60 mph— he disappeared behind the wing float — finally he came out and turned out to be a floating five gallon drum ! I was so happy – I probably would have sunk the plane myself if I had to start shooting that gun .

    • sbranch says:

      HAHAHAHA! Oh Dad!

    • AngieTink says:

      🙂 Happiest Birthday Jack! I’m So Joyful That Your Sue (Our Sweet Sue) Shares You with Us! Make~a~Wish & Celebrate Being “92” We L♥VE Y:-)U Happy Birthday “Pretty~Baby” xoxo Poof! 🙂 😉 ♥

    • Carol On the farm in Iowa says:

      What a great story, I wish I had pulled some of those out of my dad! One He did tell me was while they were in New Guinea (sp?) the Red Cross was also present. There were aborigines there and all the women were topless. The R.C. Folks decided they should be covered, so passed out T- shirts. All the ladies were thrilled, went away with their new shirts and showed up a little later with two holes cut in the appropriate place in each shirt!

    • CarolK from NJ says:

      What a great story….you really should write your memoires. Call it The Tales of Happy Jack or Jack of Hearts and the Eight Diamonds or……Any who, Happy, Happy Birthday from the Garden State and here’s to many more……

    • Susan P. says:


      My Uncle, Ensign Daniel Laner, was a Navy Pilot. His ship was the Intrepid. I never knew him for he was lost in the Phillipines. But we have his Navy Picture all dressed up in his Blues. What a handsome young man he was. When I saw your picture in Hawaii it made think of all the pictures my Uncle Dan took when he was in Hawaii on the beach. Something to be said about a Navy Man!!! Thank You for your service! Love, Susan P.

    • sandy says:

      so glad that drum did not hurt you! xox 🙂

  28. Sandra says:

    What wonderful baby shots and such a handsome dad he became!

  29. Chris Wells says:

    Happiest of all Birthdays Blog Daddy! I hope your day is spectacular!!!
    Sending you HOT HOT Birthday wishes from West Texas!! And I mean hot!
    Stay cool and celebrate in style…..

    • Jack says:

      We know hot –110 today in Phoenix , probably around 103 here in Cottonwood …..
      However , that is a dry heat …. No high humidity ! Plus we have two big air conditioners — one with refrigerated air, tied into the Forced Air System and the other
      On a separate distribution , that is a swamp cooler type , so we can add a little moisture as needed . At times I get cold and go out on the deck to warm up a bit.

      • sbranch says:

        You’re in the right place for that!

        • judi says:

          Happy belated Birthday, to our our wonderful blog daddy! Have so enjoyed hearing your great and important memories.

          Living in Florida it is interesting your need to add humidity … Wish we could send you some. Was 80 degrees with dew points in the mid 70’s at 5:00 a.m. When I went out for the paper.

          Hope you ate your favorite foods! Xoxo judi

  30. Marcia says:

    Happy Birthday to Blog Daddy!! Enjoy your day!!

  31. Ann Woleben says:

    Happy Birthday to a very handsome gentleman and member of the Greatest Generation. Sadly, I think it is hard for our younger generation to understand that era. Best wishes for many happy days ahead.

  32. Kathy Fletcher says:

    Happiest of Birthday wishes are sent to Blog Daddy!@!@!@ Many more birthday wishes still to come in the future years! Take care and have a nice cake and ice cream lunch!@!@!

    Susan- love you -can’t wait to get the new book- i have mine preordered from the first week it was offered!@!@!

    hugs from Kentucky

    • sbranch says:

      Won’t be long now, my fingers are crossed it all comes home from the printers the way we hope it will!

  33. Charissa Stover says:

    Hip hip Hooray! Happy birthday, Mr. John Patrick Stewart! You raised a wonderful family, Blog Daddy and out of that came Susan, who we all adore so much and who adores you so much, so we adore you so much too. (hee hee that made me dizzy) Thank you so very much for your service. We owe you so much more than gratitude! What a beautiful baby you were and what a kind soul you are now. AND STILL a cutie patootie I might add. 🙂 I hope your health continues to improve you are able to have a wonderful birthday and wishes for many more.

    Birthdays hugs,

  34. Jack says:

    Thank you too Susan , you always know how to make my day – even a day ahead-of-time .
    And good luck on your next step with the book — getting the printer to do it right — you have to watch every move they make so they use the proper paper , remember to insert the ribbon , do the proper binding , include all the pages , etc , etc. A tedious job of oversight
    from miles away! Dad We like each other huh!!

  35. Peggy Cooper, Pueblo, CO says:

    Aaaahhh, so cute! Hope Blog Daddy has a most wonderful day, and a fantastic year to come! Cake! – It’s time for cake!

  36. Lori C. says:

    Happiest of Birthdays – with warmest wishes from Prescott (just over the hill from you)!

  37. pat addison (cave junction, OR) says:

    Happy Birthday Blog Dad, congratulations on being 92 years young. on that story, my dad was in a similar situation, but they discovered the 5 gallon drum had alcohol in it and proceeded to round it up and then cut it with pineapple juice for cocktails. they had a great time with that, he was in the Marines!!!! wishing you a very Happy Birthday from me and from my dad, have a wonderful and enjoyable day. hugs….. 🙂

    • sbranch says:

      Did you have the can-opener feature on your pocket knife at the time, Dad?

      • pat addison (cave junction,OR) says:

        I don’t know how they got that drum open, but I am told they had a good party afterwards…. LOL!!!! daa said they cut the C.O in for some and didn’t see him again for 4 days after… wonder where he was? LOL!!!! 😉

  38. Ann Jane Koerber says:

    Happy Birthday, Jack! You and Susan are so very very blessed to have each other (and all of those other “little ones”)…….I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating. Brenda Lee and Patsy Cline………….two of my favorites and the Tennessee Waltz is classic! This blog made me cry like a baby, because I miss my Daddy! Bless you!

  39. Judy in Ohio says:

    Happiest Birthday, dear Blog Daddy!!
    Wishing you all that YOU wish for on
    this very special day…and always!!

    ( ******* ) <—Birthday Cake for YOU!

    P.S. Thanks so much for all of the contributions you
    make to our dear Susan's blog…You are a real gift! 🙂
    (And thanks so much for raising such an angel of a daughter…
    She is just so precious to ALL of us!!)

  40. Mary-Agnes says:

    Happy Birthday to your wonderful Dad. My dad was a medic in WWII; he was so proud of his service. We marched together in the local Memorial Day Parade every year I was a Girl Scout and he was a member (and chaplain) of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He died when I was 20, at the same age I am now. Seems so strange.You’re so lucky to have your dad in your life still, and he’s so lucky to have you.

  41. Donna C says:

    Wishing someone special a very Happy Birthday. Eat lots of cake and ice cream!

  42. Elaine in Toronto says:

    Happy birthday, Jack. So many reasons to celebrate. Wishing you lots of birthday blessings from Canada. Thanks for sharing Susan with all of us. She must be the keeper of the family photos. You were cute, still are.

  43. Deborah in Odessa, Tx says:

    Beautiful. 92 Congrats!!!!! The baby pictures are wonderful. All the pics are.

  44. Robin in New Jersey says:

    92 years young! Happy, Happy Birthday, Jack! (My dad’s name was also Jack!) Hope your day is full of love and surprises!

  45. pam clingan says:

    Oh, thank you! Today would have been my dad’s 95th birthday. He used to always sing to me and “Pretty Baby” was one of his favorites (and mine). I feel like he sent me a little hello through your blog. Again, thank you, Susan..

  46. njean says:

    Happy Birthday to you Jack! Many happy times ahead.

  47. Debbie says:

    Wishing your Dad a very happy birthday! My Dad & I shared a birthday and I thought that was the best thing ever. I especially miss him on our birthday, but in a good way, I have only good memories!

  48. Deb J says:

    Hope you have a wonderful day (ps…I would’ve guessed 10 yrs younger!)

  49. Susie says:

    Happy Birthday! Congratulations on a long and happy life. My father, Col. W. H. DeLacey, served in WWII as well, as a pilot who flew “the hump”. He had six children and loved us all. Unfortunately, he died of a sudden heart attack at age 47. I will miss him the rest of my life.
    You and your generation are an example of a life well lived through both the good and difficult times of life. Enjoy your family and your special day. You are truly a part of the Greatest Generation.

  50. Elly says:

    What great photos of your dear Dad! Happy birthday to him! May he have a wonderful day celebrating another milestone birthday! How thankful you must be Susan, for having had him in your life for so many years! Both my Dad and Dad-in-law have been gone 30+ years! Your Dad is a handsome one alright! And still is!

  51. Donna Klein says:

    Happy, happy birthday to the blog daddy! I especially like the comments written by his daddy on his baby picture. Nice to see a sentimental man.

    • sbranch says:

      I loved that! Mostly it’s mom’s in baby books.

      • Jack says:

        I’m just like “Debbie” I was also born on my dads birthday . He was 21 when I was born and became a fireman for Long Beach , Calif . I remember he used to take us for rides around the Rainbow Pier.

  52. Linda Pintarell says:

    Happy Birthday, Blog Daddy. I feel a special kinship with you since my Auntie Pop and Uncle George were residents of Cottonwood for a long time and my father lived with them during off baseball season while working in mines in Jerome. All long gone but such beautiful memories.

  53. Lori Loree says:

    Wow, my Father was born in March of 1924 and was also in the Navy, I was almost looking to see if he was in the picture with your Dad, wouldn’t that be something!!!! Unfortunately, we lost him in 1977, I so wish we had more time with him!! Happy Birthday to your Dad!!!!

  54. Sharon says:

    When she was little, my granddaughter used to say “Happy to you,” without the birthday in it, so that’s what we say in my family now. Happy to you — on your birthday and every day. (My dad LOVED Patsy Cline and was also a WWII vet.)

  55. Paula says:

    Happy 92nd Birthday Mr Stewart!!
    May your day be filled with love , happiness ,cake, surprises and blessings.

  56. Susan P. says:

    Happy Birthday Blog Daddy

    You have a great day and be blessed with a wonderful year! You always bring a smile and a good laugh to me…keep blogging! Love, Susan P.

  57. Laurie Walt says:

    Happy Birthday blog daddy! You raised a wonderful daughter!

  58. Lori says:

    Precious! Happy birthday Blog Daddy!❤️

  59. Happy Birthday to Jack, aka Blog Daddy! I hope you have a marvelous day and year! Thank you for giving us your wonderful daughter, we love her and thus you, too. I love reading what she writes to you! I have already pre-ordered her new book. It will be a beauty!

  60. Carol On the farm in Iowa says:

    Happy Birthday Jack! My WWW11 veteran dad would have been 93 this August31st. God Bless you!

  61. Bernadette Gibson says:

    Susan, Susan, Susan! I don’t know if you got my last email. On my 79th birthday last week my very precious daughter, Nicole, gave me the present to beat all presents. We are going on the Queen Mary to England. Then we are going to spend 11 days in the Lake District! I bought several of your books and gave them as presents to my sister and my daughter. Nicole knew how much I want to go, so for my BD she went and made reservations on the QM. We are booked in a room only 3 doors down from where you stayed going over. I can’t believe it! We are re-reading your book and watching your videos to help us. Our biggest fear is driving on the left. The other day I practiced screaming at her so she wouldn’t be too surprised when she is driving. She thinks I’m crazy. I will keep you posted. We are going in May of 2016! Happy Trails!

    • sbranch says:

      Oh yes, I wrote you back because I’m so excited for you! What a thoughtful amazing perfect wonderful GIFT — not just the trip, but NICOLE!! I love the practice screaming. I should do that for Joe. Get him ready! I’m really thrilled for you Bernadette!

    • Terrie from Atanta, GA says:

      Bernadette, all of the Girlfriends are so happy and excited for you! What a wonderful birthday trip this will be on the magnificent Queen Mary. You’ll have to keep us posted, okay? And, I loved the “practice screaming” lessons ~ you girls sound just like mothers and daughters everywhere: kinda crazy!

  62. Jackie P says:

    ♬♪Happy Birthday ♬♪blog-daddy!
    Hope this birthday is the best one ever!
    92? — NO WAY! ☺

  63. Nellie says:

    Happy to send wishes for a happy birthday to Blog Daddy! Serenades by Brenda Lee and Patsy Cline are a special treat, especially The Tennessee Waltz!

    Thank you, Susan, for letting us know! Loved seeing the baby pictures of Blog Daddy!

    xo Nellie

  64. Sherry Moran says:

    Happy Birthday to your Dad! Today is also the birthday of my Mother, Bettye Walker Barton! We’re having a big party for her on Saturday, August 8, wish you could come.

    My Mom was born at the family farm outside Bullard, Texas. Married my Dad in 1942 and once the War was over, followed him throughout his miliatry career. She is a wonderful woman and has been a great Mother.

  65. Nancy fron Iowa says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. S! What a lovely blog
    birthday card! A fitting tribute to a wonderful man!

  66. Pat Mofjeld says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JACK! (and many more–sing that…. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Your photos remind me of my dad’s photos when he was young, although you are a little younger than he. What a time to have grown up in, considering all that has occurred in the past 92 years… 🙂

  67. Marianne says:

    Happy happy birthday to you! Happy happy birthday to you! Happy happy birthday, dear Jack. Happy Happy Birthday to you! With hugs and kisses to you to match your years!

  68. Troy Louise says:

    Wishing your Dad a very happy birthday. I lost mine last August at the age of 92. He too served in the Navy during WWII. Miss him dearly. Hope you have a chance to visit him soon!

  69. Connie Deyette-Klein says:

    To “Our” Darling Blog Daddy,
    I hope all of your birthday wishes come true.
    You and your very special daughter are a dream come true for all of us. XO

  70. Gloria says:

    First off, Happy Birthday to BLOG DADDY, may you have many more ! Susan, you are so lucky to have your father , mine had passed a few years ago, just short of 90 years old. He was in the Army and missed my first two birthdays. I still have the cards he sent to me,written in his perfect penmanship. I so miss him, as I was an only child, so losing him and my mother was a huge loss ! I know you appreciate every minute with him and vice versa. Life can change so quickly, so have the best birthday ever BLOG DADDY 🙂

  71. Ilene Gavenman says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday to Blog Daddy! Wishing him many more years of good health and joy! My dad will be 92 in October and I cherish each moment we spend together, just like the two of you!
    Wanted to tell you that we are off to England on Monday to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary! It is truly a dream come true and reading “A Fine Romance” inspired me to make it really happen. First on the agenda is Hilltop Farm! Thanks for a beautiful tribute to your darling dad!

    • sbranch says:

      So happy for you Ilene, what a special way to celebrate your anniversary! Bon Voyage!

      • Vicki says:

        Without giving too much away, and also because she is a sweet and humble woman who probably would never call attention to herself, I happen to know who Ilene Gavenman is, and she is a wonderful person who works hard (tirelessly, over decades) at a small-town library as Children’s and Young Adult Librarian. Two years ago, Ilene was the Grand Marshall of the town’s Christmas Parade! Happy Anniversary to you and Howard, Ilene! Have a glorious trip!

  72. H❤️PPY BIRTHD❤️Y!

  73. JoEllen Bendall says:

    Happy Birthday, Dad! We appreciate all you’ve done for us! (Having Susan and all. ..)

  74. Virginia says:

    The happiest of birthdays to you, Mr Stewart! I am sure that among your joys is having a daughter who can and does create such wonderful things as this birthday card. You were the most adorable baby, that’s for sure, and your WW2 photo and memories bring tears to my eyes for all the young men who served so bravely, including my own father and four uncles, two of whom were POWs.

    Susan, the book will be perfect and I’m so glad I pre-ordered–can’t wait!

  75. Darylene says:

    I could listen to/read Blogdaddy’s stories all day. I hope this birthday is his best one yet! Susan, this blog made me teary (and I don’t often get teary) – it’s SO filled with love. Thank you for sharing.

  76. Jude says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Blog Daddy! My Dad was in the Navy during WWII. He was on a destroyer in the Pacific. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and I wish you the best always!

  77. Cindy Z says:

    Happy Birthday Blog Daddy!
    My grandfather was in Hawaii during WW II also — thank you for your service. I looked for him in your photo – but he’s not there – that would have been a great coincidence!
    Have a great day!

  78. Trudy says:

    Blog Daddy a very happy birthday to you and may there many years to come for you!
    What a lovely pictures of You as a baby and the picture of You in the Army.
    Susan is right-you are a look-alike of Frank Sinatra.
    Have a wonderfull day with a huge birthday cake.
    greetings from the Netherlands

    • Jack says:

      I had a guy get kinda mad at me one time at the airport in Dallas ,Tex. He thought I was lying to him by denying to be Frank Sinatra….. I should have just sang to him — that would have done it!

      • sbranch says:


      • Christie says:

        Haha!! That sounds like something my dad would say! He was 16 the year you were in Iwo Jima, but the next year he was in Marine boost camp near SF. I have lots of photos that look so much like the one with you and your four oldest. I love the memories it sparks of outdoor family fun in the summer. Dad barbecued a lot of hamburgers and hot dogs while I and my three younger siblings slashed each other with the garden hose, or mastered the hula hoop or watched fascinated with all our neighbors as Spunik, the first ever satellite, sailed overhead. Great photos and wonderful memories! Thank you!!

        LOL. I want to edit my last comment SO Much!!
        1. Marine Boot Camp. 2. SPLASHED with the garden hose. 3. Sputnik ! Ah well…..

        • sbranch says:

          I put them together for you Christie, but I have to say, “slashed” with the garden hose is writing truly not to me messed with! LOL

          • Christie says:

            Yes, alright 🙂 …..but three together! And ‘boost camp’! (So sorry, Dad!). The worst of it is that a large part of my job is proofing!! Ow! LOL!!

  79. Brenda Caldwell says:

    Happy Birthday Blog Daddy! And I wish you many, many more! Thank you for bringing us a wonderful lady (as I’m sure all your children are!) into this world…Big Hugs!

  80. Rachel Lucas says:

    Ah you darling man! You probably won’t remember but we had a lovely conversation about Susan’s lemon trees during her 60th birthday celebration weekend! I was so thrilled to meet you, her beloved Daddy. I lost mine a couple of months ago, and I really KNOW how precious they are. Happy happy birthday from Olde England and both of us xxxxx (and hello Sue!! Love you xo)

  81. Susan from the Allegheny Highlands says:

    Happy, happy birthday, Mr. Stewart! And many more!!

  82. Nancy says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Jack….and many more!:-)

  83. Candice says:

    Happy Birthday to Blog Daddy! Thanks for giving us your wonderful daughter! Reading her blog perks up my days.

  84. Deb from Dixie says:

    Celebrate Blog Daddy!!! 92 ya-hoo!
    Wishing you a Birthday filled with laughter, joy, and all the things you enjoy most! ( maybe a nice big Pork Chop birthday dinner, yummy cake and ice cream from the D.Q. … 🙂
    You bring us smiles, make us laugh or give us pearls of wisdom every time you post to the blog, thanks for sharing with us girlfriends!
    Happy….Happy…Happy Birthday!

    • Jack says:

      She does have a unique gift that fills so many lives with a special feeling of warmth and comfort when they read her messages . It all comes from within herself and I do not claim any credit here . I am simply happy to see these results as depicted by so many girlfriends responding on her blog . I think you guys are all in for that same kind of treat when you get to read her new book .

  85. Patty in Redlands says:

    I’m adding my best wishes to you too, Jack! I always enjoy your contributions to Susan’s blog and think you’re inspirational. How fun to get so many birthday greetings from around the world! Thanks, Susan, for sharing so much with us, including your Dad and his story.

  86. Debbie P says:

    Happy Birthday to you, Jack! Sending you loads of good wishes for your happiness and your health. Birthdays are such a wonderful opportunity to reflect, count our blessings and start out into the next year. At 92, I wonder what you dream…what you wish for? No need to answer that. I pose the question with the greatest respect. I’ve long admired your stories, your humor, your wisdom and especially the loving relationship you have with your daughter. It’s quite a priviledge, really, to be acquainted to both of you through this blog.
    Thanks, Sue, for sharing so much with us….even your dear Dad!

  87. Lynda says:

    (Singing) Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Mr. Stewart, Happy Birthday to you and many more……..

  88. Lynn says:

    Happy Birthday Blog Daddy! He might just have the perfect baby lips in that first picture.

  89. Cathy from Golden Co says:

    Ah Jack! You were a beautiful baby!!! Good gene pool! Happy HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! My daddy will be 93 next month. He’s in great shape too! Strong men 😉

  90. Cyndi in NC says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Stewart. Hope you have an extra great day!!

  91. Sharon at The Farm in South Carolina says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♪.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸Happy Birthday to you ♪.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG DADDY ♪.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♪.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♪.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    and many more ♪.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸

  92. Mary Brehm says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Dear Blog Daddy! Susan is so lucky to have you. You remind me so much of my dear sweet dad. He had lots of fun stories and made growing up so much fun for us. Wishing health and happiness always!

  93. Cathy from Golden Co says:

    I love your name – a good strong name. My dad’s name is Harry. When I was little I’d laugh till I cried every time I heard his name. I wondered why Grandma would name my daddy, “Hairy” !!!!! We lovingly call him the “Hairball” started when we were teenagers. My brother’s would come swinging in asking Mom where the Hairball was. And he answers to it!!!! Once a friend of mine thought I wad talking about our cat! The Hairball was BLESSED with a good sense of humor ……

  94. Carmen Mays says:

    What beautiful pictures.
    Tell blog Daddy Happy Birthday.

  95. Marianne in Hidden Meadows, SoCal says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BLOG DADDY-O !!!! May you have golden sunshine, the love of us all, your favorite cake and many, many more!!!! xxx’s & ooo’s

  96. Nancy B says:

    Happy Birthday to your dad, Susan. It’s always fun to read his comments. I get so much enjoyment from the stories of your childhood. I can see how beautiful handwriting runs in the family….loved seeing the comment by the baby picture. What a treasure!

    Have a good rest of the summer!
    Nancy (from Bakersfield)

  97. Jack says:

    PS— my son Brad is coming to share ice cream cake and bringing his daughter Heidy , plus my daughter Shellie’s twin boys. The boys spent the summer in
    Durango working for Brad and he’s taking them home to Calif now.Family is as family does!

    • Terrie from Atanta, GA says:

      Daddy Jack ~ how can those “little” twin boys of Shellie’s possibly be big enough to spend the summer away from home, much less working on a ranch? The years do fly by … we must get Susan to post new pictures of those cuties! “Family is as Family does” is right, and to think this whole madcap crew started with a twinkle in your eye, as they say. Bless you, Birthday Boy, today and always … you are loved (and adopted) by all of the Girlfriends. ❤️

      • sbranch says:

        The are twelve now! This was their first summer away, up in the high mountains, fishing and camping under the stars with their uncles and cousins all summer — pretty fabulous!

  98. Susan Martin says:

    Happiest of birthdays, Blog Daddy! Have a wonderful day!

  99. Joan S says:

    Happy Birthday Jack, what a blessed guy you are to get this beautiful card and all these wishes from your adoring “girlfriends”.

  100. Blessings and best wishes to the wonderful man that raised such a cool daughter and now we all get to reap the benefits! I can read the love in every word by Susan and it speaks volumes about the man you are good Sir.
    Happy Birthday!!! xoxo

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