This is my lovely Grandfather. I took this photo of him today, on his 80th birthday.
No matter the occasion, this man is always dressed in a suit and tie. This getup is an everyday thing for him. Always dapper.
As I get older it becomes more apparent to me that longevity really is a blessing and not to be taken for granted. His long life is testament to staying active, working for as long as you enjoy it (he retired aged 78) and having a healthy social life.
My grandfather is truly one of the most kindhearted and genuine people I know. He always has positive things to say and never complains or gets down on himself. Something we could all learn from right there.
As Granddad says to us all on our birthdays, "congratulations and I wish you many more".