John Addler is one of those "rare" people. He is an amazing person. He was born in 1920, one of 4 kids to Mabel & John Sr. He graduated from Manual High School in Peoria IL in 1938.
Bill & John 1944We've had some great stories from Grandpa John over the years. A few years ago, Grandpa made this comment that we've shared many times since then. He said, "I always thought computers were going to be a fad; but, then again, I thought that about cars too!" Our kids never laughed so hard when he told them that! Several years ago, a friend of Grandpa's cancelled his week, but called from the hospital to re-book the cabin for the following year...this guy, Perce, was approaching 90 at the time. Steve was amazed that he was concerned about his cabin at his age...when Grandpa commented, "At my age, I won't even buy green bananas!" The stories just never end!
These pictures are 2 of my favorites...these little guys love their Grandpa "ADD"eler, as they call him...
We think Nathan & Great-Grandpa look so much alike with their glasses on!
Ben and Great-Grandpa at the beach
He also became the Master at "playhouse" building...reading the instructions for this playhouse and becoming the "Head Contractor" for building this popular attraction at the resort this summer!
How can I say enough about this wonderful man?? He's a gift from God that we have been blessed with...and we can all only strive to be like him! He takes such good care of himself, but he knows these physical bodies don't last forever. He knows where he's going and he's not afraid. His faith is an example to his entire family. We all love him and his kids all got to share his 90th birthday cake with him! And it was a yummy Dairy Queen cake...
The John Addler family - November 21, 2010
Happy Birthday, Dad! We think you'll be celebrating with many more
Dairy Queen cakes!
We love you!