S: Happy Birthday Grandpa, Love, The Boyd Kids
BC: Love, The Boyd Kids
FC: Happy Birthday, Grandpa! Love, The Boyd Kids
1: What better way to make a memory on your 80th birthday than by sharing our favorite memories with you. We love you! The Boyd Kids
5: Dear Grandpa~ Happy 80th Birthday! We are so lucky to have such a wonderful Grandpa! I wanted to share some memories I have involving you. One of my favorite things to do as a child was to go to Grandma & Grandpa Thayneâ€™'s house! We loved going in the basement and playing pool, playing with the kid Tupperware, trying on Grandmaâ€™'s jewelry, making washcloth babies, and watching â€œ"Breakfast at Tiffany'sâ€" & Faerie Tale Theater movies. | I was always excited to go in the winter so we could play in the snow & build snowmen in your backyard. I had so much fun when Shauna & I got to stay with you by ourselves for a week and we watched the â€œStar Warsâ€ Trilogy out of order. I remember being scared of the giant spider Halloween decoration hanging in the hallway to your bedroom. I remember watching the Suns & the Bulls championship game of the NBA Finals at your house and the fans were split in two.
6: We all yelled so loud that we scared little, baby Craig! I remember your 60th birthday party and how you got sets of 6â€™s. I remember going fishing with you, Dad, and Shauna, and I was the only who caught a fish. And another time, the same 4 of us went riding on the motorcycles that you brought to Winslow. I remember camping in your trailer and we were eating Kix and you said, "â€œKix are for kids!â€" and Shauna & I said, â€œ"No, TRIX are for kids!"â€ and we all laughed! I remember that you taught me how to do tricks with a yo-yo. | I remember you taking the time to help me do my chores and my homework when you were visiting. I remember when you confirmed me a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and asked the Lord to send me The Gift of the Holy Ghost. Most of all, I remember always feeling loved by my grandparents and seeing how much you loved Grandma. You always took great care of her and made sure she was comfortable and happy, even before she was sick. I hope we can be as happy as you two.
7: Iâ€™'ve always looked up to you and know you are such a great man, father, grandfather, and now, great-grandfather. Thank you for everything youâ€™'ve done for me and for all of the wonderful memories! Happy 80th Birthday! I love you! Love Always, your Granddaughter, Jessica
9: You have called me on | every single one of my birthdays. | I sure love you. Happy Birthday. | Love, | Shauna | I appreciate your love and support through the years. You never forget a birthday. You are there for every blessing, baptism, graduation and wedding you can possible attend. I know you are glad to be there, I hope you know how much it's meant to all of us.
10: I love the memories I have of you. Here are just a few: You have always been so funny and you also have the best jokes. While at Disneyland, you knelt in front of me and said, "â€œRepeat after me: o wa ta goo si mâ€" It took me three times of repeating it to realize that I was saying, "â€œOh what a goose I am!â€" I thought that was the funniest joke I had ever heard. It is because of you that I enjoy card games and board games. After playing many rounds of Sets and Runs, I think I can say that I have beaten you maybe once! But I do owe my wonderful math skills to you because you always took the time to show me how to add/subtract/multiply in my head and wouldn't let me give up and use the calculator. | Happy 80th Birthday, | Grandpa Thayne! | For 25 years you have been my Grandpa and I have to say that you have done a fantastic job at being the BEST GRANDPA
11: (...continue) | You love the outdoors. During our two-week stay with you and Grandma, Heather and I enjoyed being able to take the boat out with you one afternoon. While we stopped to eat a snack of cheese, crackers, and grapes, two ducks swam up to the boat. We began feeding them and before we knew it, we had attracted over 50 ducks, all surrounding our boat looking for food. We were all so amazed, and you safely got us away without harming any ducks.
12: I am especially grateful for your unconditional love and support that you have shown to Travis and I during our marriage.We are grateful for the advice you share with us each time we see you because it adds so much to our foundation. We know that we can come to you when we need any advice, counsel, and even a reality check. We are grateful for the many midnight walks and talks that we have had with you and Grandma Patsy because it reminds us of how important it is to take time to enjoy the little things in life. We are grateful for the time we get to spend with you and cherish every moment. We truly enjoy spending time with you, learning from you, growing from you, and laughing with you.
13: Thank you for everything. Thank you for being my Grandpa! | I love you! Melissa | You are the smartest and most righteous man I have ever known. You have set such a wonderful example for me throughout my life and I appreciate you so much for that.
14: I don't get to tell you enough how much I love you and love being around you. Growing up, I loved walking in and hearing you say "Hey Kid!" or "Hey Punkin'!" And you have one of my favorite laughs ever. Even though I feel like I don't get to see you nearly as often as I would like, I have so many precious memories with you. Most of my favorites were when Melissa and I went up to Colorado and stayed with you and Grandma for two weeks when I was 8. I'm pretty sure we watched | Grandpa, | 'Flower Drum Song' multiple times, you turned playing Dice into a much needed math lesson for me, taught me proper grammar "It's 'Melissa and I ', not 'me and Melissa.' Melissa's not mean..." :) I LOVED going out on your boat.
15: You have always been such a great example to all of us. Last year, Matt and I went to church with you and in Fast and Testimony meeting, I remember feeling so touched when people stood up and talked about what a great example you are, and how your testimony, the way you live, and the things you have taught people have changed their lives. I felt so lucky to be your granddaughter there with you that day. Thank you for your example, for always being able to make me laugh, and for being the best Grandpa anyone could have. | We took apples, cheese and crackers, and bread to feed the ducks. And somehow, I still remember when we had 46 ducks surrounding the boat waiting for food. We had so much fun that trip. | And let's not forget how we are the Reigning Ladder Ball Champs! Love you Grandpa! Happy Birthday! Love, Heather
16: Happy birthday, Punkin'! ;) You are one of my favorite people ever and one of the smartest guys I know! There are so many memories with you that are unforgettable; like when you guys would bring the RV on trips and us kids would always ask to go inside, that thing was so cool to me. And how we'd always play card games, especially sets and runs. That's the best card game ever! Grandpa, you have such a kind personality, great sense of humor, and sweet spirit. You're such a great example and an amazing guy, and I'm so grateful to have you as my Grandpa. Thank you for every phone call, letter, card, visit, and prayer. Every one has meant so much to me. You hold such a special place in my heart and I hang on tightly to every memory I have with you. I love you! | Grandpa Thayne,
17: Love Always, Alisyn
19: You'll always be one of the the smartest and most caring people i know, and you're a great example to all of us! I always have a good time playing card games with you even though you always manage to win somehow... I've never seen you in a bad mood, and you're probably the funniest old man I know! I'm thankful for everything you've done for me and I've always looked up to you a ton. | Grandpa, | Love you G-pa, Happy Birthday! | -Your favorite Grandchild, Craig