Grandpa Murphy

Grandpa MurphyMy grandfather, William K. Murphy (Bill), is turning 100 on May 6th.  While it’s becoming more common, it is still quite the accomplishment.  If you’re around Culver on Sunday, we’ll be having a Open House/Party for him at the VFW from 2:00 to 4:00.  My Grandma Murphy hit this milestone before passing a little over a year ago.  I think this would have been their 79th anniversary too since they were married on Grandpa’s birthday.  Grandpa jokes that was so he would never forget the date!

Grandpa is a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy servicing ships in Puerto Rico.  He taught school for several years, owned and operated a Shell Service Station and was an accountant with the Indiana State Board of Accounts, which is where he was when he retired.  He and grandma had a good life spending their summers in Culver and their winters in Lakeland, Florida until grandma turned 95 and began having health problems.

You don’t meet a lot of centenarians, so if you want to come out and wish MY centenarian a happy birthday, please do.  I”m pretty proud of my grandfather and I’m happy to share him with you.

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