BC: ""In the end, it's not the years in your life that count... It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln
FC: 90 Years Young
1: ~Write Your Birthday Wishes Here~
2: It takes a long time to become young ~Pablo Picasso | Dad, as I reflect on my own childhood, I am reminded of the countless times I saw you exhibiting the youth and vibrance of someone far younger than you. I grew up listening to your treasured truths of my Georgian heritage...time and time again retelling of the Georigians strength, generosity, and passion for living life. So, today, it comes as no surprise to me that we are celebrating your 90th birthday....I expected nothing less. I must say, you are definitely not 90 years old but rather 90 years young! I am forever grateful to call you my dad. You have carefully, lovingly taught me the value of honest hard work, to always give a smile, to help anyone and everyone...and above all, to love and serve God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. These are priceless gifts. You will always be my daddy... and I will be forever catching up to your Youth. Happy 90th Birthday Dad ...with ALL my love ~ Christina
3: It takes a long time to become young ~Pablo Picasso | Happy Birthday Dad!! 90...it's amazing to think that you could even be that old! You've always been so spry and young at heart that you've enabled time to seemingly fly by. However the calendar tells us that this August 2011 we're celebrating the Creator's having blessed you with the experiences, travels, memories, knowledge, family and friends of nine decades on this planet. I'm glad that God in His wisdom decided to have me be a part of such a rich and interesting life. Though you're known for your energy , it's always been the quiet moments with you that I've treasured the most. Especially the times you sat down with me to draw. So, to my dear father from whom I've inherited my creativity, I've included one of YOUR drawings that I always enjoyed. I wish you a very Happy Birthday! May you retain a joyful heart, your boyish charm, and remain in good health. With God's grace, may we be blessed with your presence for another decade so that your family and friends may celebrate your 100th birthday with you in August 2021. Gaumarjos! Love Always, Nadia
4: Father Jeremiah Putkaradze & Mother Nadia Tsertsvadze | Grandfather Ephriam Putkaradze | Grandmother Maia
5: Alexander & Brother Vladamir Putkaradze | Sister Tinatin Putkaradze | Alexander Putkaradze | That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. ~ Emily Dickenson
7: Friends are Flowers in the Garden Of Life
17: San Francisco Russian Ball
18: "Anything Can Happen"
19: 1952 movie of George & Helen Papashvily's book | Starring Jose Ferrer & Kim Hunter
22: A thank you from actress Janye Mansfield after building a naugahyde room in her home.
23: Left: Shota Dumbadse's Station , Right: Alex & Shota Margve's Mobil Gas Station - M & P Freeway Service
24: The Wedding of Alex Putkari & Stella Lucia Stadler
26: Nadia Madelane Born 4 - 23 -1963
27: Family Man | Christina Maria Born 5 -14 -1964
28: Landale Street, North Hollywood, Ca
29: Landale Street, North Hollywood, Ca
30: Shota & Raquel Margve's sons Gabriel & Dario
32: 5158 Parkhurst Drive, Santa Rosa, Ca. | Friendly Neighbors : The Hammers
33: 5158 Parkhurst Drive Santa Rosa, Ca. | Visit from North Holywood friends The DeMario Family | Lisbet's daughter Inger
34: Georgians Stick Together Through The Years!
35: Guests are family ~ always treated royally!
36: You can take the boy out of Georgia... | Before Dad's Trip To Georgia with Pastor Robert A. Graves Jr. | Alex, Valodia and Robert Graves
37: Dinner in Valodia's home. | Valodia, Tina & Alex (2 KGB agents on left) | But you can never take Georgia out of the boy. | 1972
38: Junior Bridesmaids | Junior Bridesmaids | Junior Brideslaids | Jun
39: The gift of a Georgian Dance at the wedding of Sharon Cornelius and Mark
40: ~ Rosenbergs Department Store ~ | Dad worked for Rosenbergs Department store from 1968~1981
41: ~ 4th & D Streets, Santa Rosa, Ca ~ | Dad was a great helper & friend to Mr. J. E.McNeany
42: Always ready for trips to The Beach, Mt. Lassen, or RVC 6th Grade Outdoor Ed.
43: Visit from Aunt Klara and cousin Michelle Wakeham
44: Alex & Carolyn Putkari ~ Christmas 1979
45: Carolyn's Family ~ Gary & Betty Cooper, Megan & Kelly
46: ~ Father Of The Bride ~ Father Of The Bride ~ Father Of The Bride ~ Father Of The Bride ~ | Alex, & Carolyn Putkari
47: Father Of The Bride | ~ Tather Of The Bride ~ Father Of The Bride ~ Father Of The Bride ~ Father Of The Bride ~ | David & Christina June 9th, 1984 | Alex & Stella Ozzie & Anna Massie
48: I like to walk with Grandpa, His steps are short like mine. He doesn't say " Now Hurry Up," He always takes his time.
49: I like to walk with Grandpa, His eyes see things like mine do - Wee pebbles bright, a funny cloud, Half hidden drops of dew. Most people have to hurry, They don't stop and see. I'm glad that God made Grandpa, Unrushed, and young like me. ~Poem by Thena Smith~
50: Taking a break, to climb something | Jon, eating Georgian Style with our bus driver. | Little Georgian Winemaker | Family Trip to Georgia ~ September 1991
51: Geogia is filled willed 7th & 8th centuries old architecture | Anthony, Maia Purkaradze Gvalia & Jonathan | Anthony meets cousins Ketie, Sophie and Kahah
52: Visiting various churches & monuments throughout Georgia | Turkish Sulphur Bath Domes Old City Tbilisi, Georgia | Statue of King George | Overlooking Old City Tbilisi
53: Statue of Mother Georgia | Babua's Childhood Home | Georgian Pride
54: Cave cities of Vardzia | Home of Jeremiah Putkaradze | Dad dances at a 40 day celebration
55: A Taylor made to fit Georgian dance costume for Anthony | Anthony & Jon at Great Grandparents Gravesite | Enjoying time with an old buddy.
56: Dad will be visiting his beloved Georgia in September 2011! Have a wonderful time Dad ! Love, Nadia & Christina
57: Always ready to help someone in need.
58: Babua's Are The Best!! | Babua And The Boys | Dear | Dear Babua Congratulations on hitting 90 years of age! That is seriously impressive! I hope I inherited that trait from you! : ) This birthday marks a point in your life that very few people have the privilege of attaining. You will always have a specialplace in my heart; you will alwaysbe my Babua. Happy Birthday! I hope you and I can make many more great memories in the future! Love, Cameron
59: Dear Babua, We are so glad to be your grandsons, because it means that some of those awesome Georgian genetics made thier way down to us! Hopefully we can make it to see 90 as well! You've always had the craziest wonderful stories, and you've given the most memorable toasts at family dinners which makes YOU the coolest grandpa around! We love you Babua! Love, Jon & Anthony
61: The Salvation Army Georgia | Doing The Most Good"
63: Always a super outdoorsman...Dad enjoyed camping, fishing and hiking.
64: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts."
65: MAKING MEMORIES
66: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts."
67: MAKING MEMORIES
68: Alex Putkari is a Champion in Everything! Alex congratulations on your 90th birthday and I wish you good health and to beat your grandfather's record to live longer than he did. I want you to know that I have the 3 hour long video record of the story of your life. On the 16th of August we will be celebrating Alex's birthday here in Georgia. Best wishes till the time I see you in Georgia. ~ Tariel Gvalia
70: I was immediately reminded of the wonderful effect that the mere mention of Alex’s name had around our house. ‘Uncle Alex is visiting’ meant good things. My father loved Alex dearly and on more than one occasion mentioned what an uplifting and positive spirit he had; someone who always knew how to see the silver lining and, he was a dancer! Furthermore, Alex was instrumental in getting my father to revisit his beloved Georgia one last time before he passed. Alex had already been back many times and saw no
71: reason why my dad should not visit one more time; an act for which I will always be grateful. Actually, that reminds me that whenever I think of Alex, I’m always struck by how he is truly a man on the go; someone who doesn’t sit still and will probably be growing a little bored with this text by now. So, Thank you again Alex for all you’ve done and all the happiness you have brought to the people in your life. Happy 90th Birthday, ~ David Galashvily
72: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share.
73: Dearest Alex, I so wish I could see you again, especially on your birthday. I have spoken often and fondly of you to my children and so wish they could meet you. You share the same birthday with my beautiful Jenna. I want you to know that I have always had the fondest memories of you. You were always so kind to me. I will always remember your radiant smile and kind eyes. You were my favorite "uncle" from my father's side of the family and I have always considered you to be one of my favorites; someone special and to always be remembered. God bless you. Love, Tamara Dumbadse-Fakhoury
74: Alex was a Godfather To Ross Dumbadse
75: Ross With Son Luke | Dear Alex, you were an important part of my early childhood and I have nothing but wonderful memories of you and your family growing up. I wish I could be with you on your birthday. Happy 90th Birthday! I send you my love, Rostomi. | 90 years young!
76: BIRTHDAY WISHES
78: BIRTHDAY WISHES | Happy 90th Birthday Alex!! One of the greatest things I appreciate about you is your love for life. You are like the Energizer Bunny....always on the move, and you are usually helping others. You are quick to share a smile, a toast, or a georgian dance. Your enthusiasm for family and for Georgia is something I will always remember. So here's to Alex!... May you enjoy many more enthusiastic years with us! Love always, Your SON In Law, David
79: To my "Uncle Cookie", I will always remember you as sort of a Santa Claus who always had a big smile and hugs for everyone. You always seemed to have answers for everyone and took me into your home when I was sick and had to stay home from school! The homemade soup and care from Stella will forever be a cherished childhood memory. The Georgian language lessons you tried to give us will also be a funny story that I will pass on to every Georgian who asks if I know how to speak Georgian. You are such a blessed man with an amazing family and I am fortunate that you have also been a part of my mine. I thank you with all the love in my heart! Happy 90th Birthday! ~Diana Marie Dumbadse
80: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen | Happy 90th! | Happy 90th!
81: Happy 90th!
83: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter
84: Father's Day 2011
86: Alex's secrets to Longevity | Smile | Play | Have A Good Attitude | Help Others | Honor God & Country
87: Be Active! | Stay Active! | Eat Healthy | Accept New Challenges | Keep Going...Just Do It!
88: HAPPY | 90th Birthday!