The Year the Dragon Roared – Happy Birthday Dave! 8/09/1988

August 9, 1988 ~ Notice the numeral 8 in that date, almost 8/8/88. The numeral “8” is considered lucky by the Chinese.  Extremely lucky if you were born on a date with an numeral 8 in it, and in 1988 which is the year of the “Dragon”.

On August 9, 1988 – our little family of three, Amanda, Sue and moi, lived in the lower mainland of Richmond. This location, actually Lulu Island, is heavily influenced by Chinese.

Sue was pregnant, and very excited about the imminent birth, as was the whole family including 4 year Mandy who was soon to be a big sister.  David Christopher Folstad took his time arriving this sunny day, unlike his sister, who popped into the world without hesitation. DCF hung back and made us spend the day wondering how long he would make his parents wait.

The doctors found a way to coax him and soon Sue was trundled into the delivery ward. DCF finally arrived, and appeared to be a chip off the Folstad block, big head and all.

23 years have passed but I remember that day etched into my mind. My little family of four, my Christmas day arrived August 9 that year ~ and what a fabulous gift our whole family was given!

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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