Willie's Birthday


Sunday 23rd March was Willies third birthday. Harry left for the war when Willie was 9 months old. Since then, he has only seen his baby son during his four day leave at the end of basic training and during a leave home from Italy last September.

Coincidently, my father, Bill senior, celebrated his 93rd birthday on Monday 23rd March in a nursing home near Sudbury, Derbyshire.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming Willie = Bill senior.... or I am I missing a generation? Happy birthday anyway!

Anonymous said...

How fantastic, I hope he is well enough to appreciate this fantastic blog. Happy Birthday Bill

Linda

Anonymous said...

Yes, Bill senior must be Willie; Age 93 in 2009 means he was born 1916, making him 3 yrs old in 1919. Happy Birthday Willie!!!

Dave in blustery Massachusetts, USA

Marcy said...

How wonderful to hear! I hope he enjoyed his day, Bill!

:)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to little Willie/Bill Senior! I hope the years between the two birthdays have brought you much joy and contentment!

Janell said...

Ninety birthdays between then and now--quite amazing, when you think of it that way. I wonder if he remembers the day that Harry came home...........

Ken said...

Happy birthday to Bill Sr.!

I celebrated my 50th birthday on March 23rd as well!

Doctor Pion said...

Happy Birthday to your father.

Has he learned new things about his father from your project?

Kittybriton said...

It's wonderful to know that Willie is still with us - another belated Happy Birthday to the grand old man! I'm sure he has a few stories of his own to tell.

Nick said...

I just found your grandafther's blog and have been reading his letters through from the start. Thanks for sharing them. This post more than any other brought tears to my eyes. It really brought the story home to me when I realized that your father was the living link from WW1 to www.