Saturday, December 29, 2007
Happy Birthday Dad!
Today marks the 86th year for our dear old dad, 'the King' as my mother referred to him. Here, Byron L. Reppert, the patriarch, is surrounded by his four daughters during a surprise birthday celebration for his 80th. Earlier this month he announced, 'don't do anything special for my birthday this year', to which we all agreed; only later to find out the Penn State football game was scheduled for Dec. 29th. A true Penn State fan, we then understood the reason why he didn't want any hoopla for his birthday as he would be firmly planted in front of his TV that evening. Penn State won the game, the Alamo Bowl, 24 - 17, against Texas A & M - a perfect birthday gift for someone who has everything he needs.