prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dan Falin. 100 years old on 1.23.2013.

Yesterday the Ruston, Louisiana VFW Post hosted a birthday party to honor the 100th birthday of Dan Falin. Dan drove an ambulance for Patton in World War II and he also served in the Korean War. He is a long time member of the Ruston VFW Post and was Post Commander for several years.

I arrived at the post early and took these pictures of the decorated hall.

You can see the fine work of the present Post Commander JD Harper in the preparation and conduct of the birthday ceremonies. I would like to compliment him and thank him for all his good work. Lots of good things happen because of his efforts.

JD hard at work.

These ladies arrived early and  did much additional decorating.

Dan arrives.

Several hundred people attended.

Pretty cake.

A hight light of the day was the appearance of Dan Hollingsworth, Mayor of Ruston who read a proclamation and presented it to Dan. The proclamation said many nice things about Dan.

Congratulations and best wishes to Dan on his 100th birthday. A great guy!


  1. This is so wonderful, thank you very much. I never imagined I would get to see pictures of the party. This has made my week!

    1. I am so happy that you enjoyed the pictures. Dan is so photogenic!

  2. Thats amazing. He looks awesome for 100 years old! And what a beautiful display of his war memorabilia.

    1. It was a very enjoyable affair. I have known Dan for six years. He is a nice, wise, southern gentleman.


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