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When I saw this idea on Pinterest (here’s the inspiration), I knew this would be a special way to celebrate dad’s 60th birthday.  Living in 4 states over the last 30 years, we have made lots of wonderful friends.

Mom sent emails and letters to everyone asking them to write a memory they had of dad.  We were amazed at all of the letters that started coming in from old friends, past bosses, relatives…

We put them into 60 envelopes …

..and watched as he opened them all (it took a while!).  We heard some funny stories and special messages that brought back great memories.

Then we enjoyed some Texas Roadhouse and cake (complete with 60 candles).