I joined a gym with a pool this week-yay! Nothing feels more like "summer" than the smell of chlorine and the gentle lapping of waves.
Check out 1:13 where they have faux-fringe bathing caps. Cracks me up.
Even better...the stern, stuffy faces of the ladies-who-lunch watching the fashion show.
I looked up 'retro swim caps' on YouTube and stumbled across this. I didn't get it at first. I thought..."But those swim caps aren't ugly at ALL!" I thought they were saying that the caps would keep you from getting pregnant due to their unattractiveness. Then I smacked myself on the forehead.
Adam's grandfather, Otto Roderick Irrgang, passed away last week.
We were glad to have the opportunity to see him one last time at his 100th birthday party back in March. Both girls got to meet their great-grandfather, which is a luxury most people don't have.
Otto, or Grandfather as Adam and Eric call him, was a career officer in the Navy. He was a Lt. Commander and served on the U.S.S. Ormsby during World War II.
He retired in Washington State after countless adventures in the Navy and beyond.
Adam got him a plaque for the big day. I thought that was an odd gift, but Grandfather loved it.
He seemed really happy to get out and celebrate.
I think Adam came by his love of lawn mowers naturally.
Grandfather loved to swim-here he is in Guam. My grandfather, Oliver Smith, also served in the Navy in Guam during WWII.
Violet was quite happy about the delicious 100th birthday cake.
Piper giving Uncle Eric a hug.
Grandfather had a small family, but here we all are, minus his wife. Grandmother Nina wasn't able to join us for the party, but she still resides in the Belfair area.
Make a wish!
We hope he got lots of honks on the way home.
Here are Nina and Otto in Bahrein in 1955. Aren't they cute? Adam remembers being in high-school and being unable to keep up with Grandfather's swimming at age 82. Grandfather swam regularly into his nineties.
Adam's grandparents with Adam's father, Michael.
Otto Roderick Irrgang, 1914-2014