Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dad's Birthday!

Happy 50th birthday Dad!

50 fun and interesting facts about Dad:
1. Has a dry sense of humor
2. Is a firstborn in his family
3. Used to play violin (many years ago)
4. Likes to garden
5. Has led Family devotions approximately 3,750 times!
6. Dislikes getting dirty
7. Ran Heritage Building Services for 3 years
8. Has a younger sibling - a brother
9. Loads the outdoor wood boiler at least twice a day in the winter
10. Was The North Wind in a play
11. Likes to be out in the forest and cutting wood
12. Favorite dessert is cheesecake
13. Always loved to mow lawns ever since he was 1 year old, when he got a plastic lawnmower :)

14. Has been happily married for 24 years tomorrow!
15. Mowed down the Christmas trees that his father had planted
16. Used to play clarinet (a VERY long time ago)
17. Went backpacking in the Adirondack Mountains in NY
18. Used to eat 10 tacos at one time (Grandma made 36 - 10 each for the guys, and 6 for Grandma)
19. His first new car was a Datsun 310
20. Met Lorie on Mackinac Island
21. Loves Outback Steakhouse!
22. Has worked for Ford Direct for 5 years
23. Was Zacchaeus in a play at church
24. Took Lorie in a limousine and proposed to her.....she said "YES!"
25. Favorite nut is cashews
26. Worked for Chrysler for 21 years
27. LOVES Iced Tea - consumes 2 whole pitchers each week by himself!
28. Hates to go camping, because he gets rained on every time
29. Graduated from Romeo High School in 1982
30. He likes caramel or anything with caramel
31. He got his first job at Alwards Grocery Store as a stock boy
32. His favorite hymn is "A Mighty Fortress is Our God"
33. Favorite ice cream is Heath bar
34. Graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a degree in Computer Science after 14 years of school and 4 children
35. All he can play now is the radio :)
36. Originally wanted to be a truck driver
37. He learned many hymns by heart from Al Smith tapes
38. Is a Dad to his 10 crazy kids :)
39. Hates coffee
40. Learned all of his classical music from Bugs Bunny
41. He's a visionary
42. Dislikes soup on hot days
43. He works from home 3-4 days a week
44. He has a heart for encouraging other fathers
45. Loves chili and chips
46. Is a driving instructor to any of his kids that are learning how to drive
47. His middle name is Michael, which is also his Dad's first name
48. He babysat us kids when Mom taught piano lessons
49. Always guesses a present by putting it on his head and saying "Water skis!" like his father :)
50. His favorite verse is 3 John 1:4 "I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth."

We are so thankful to have Dad for our father and protector!
We love you Dad, and may God bless you with many more years to come!


  1. Happy Birthday:) Mr. Mieczkowski:) May God richly bless you and protect you this year, as you continue to be a faithful father and friend to your family.
    In Christ,
    The Smythe Family

  2. It's our father's birthday today too! Happy Birthday, Mr. Mieczkowski!