Happy Birthday Dad from 10,000 Miles Away in Uganda

Larry Fillmer Watching Auburn Football

So today is my dad’s birthday. He was born the same day as Dottie West and Eleanor Roosevelt, (but just a few years later), is an aficionado of all things Auburn, a lover of clean cars, freshly cut pasture grass, is great at being a grandfather to many, and today I want to wish him a long distance Happy Birthday! I just happened to be in Africa today, so, sorry dad, I’m going to miss your birthday party, but I didn’t forget it (as I’m sure your thrilled to see haha). I looked through all kinds of different shots from way way back like the Throwback Thursday photos from the 1950’s but I couldn’t find anything any more appropriate than this photo above. There’s always something about fall when our family can just hang out on a Saturday and watch Auburn football.

It’s so hard for me to even understand or describe the difference between being here in Uganda and being at home in Auburn, but my dad is a big reason why I am able to do what I’m doing right now and I’m so thankful for that gift. Happy Birthday, can’t wait to see everyone again when I get back home.

🟢 Cat:

3 responses to “Happy Birthday Dad from 10,000 Miles Away in Uganda”

  1. Dad Avatar


    Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. We all miss you greatly but know that what you and the mission team are doing is so important to so many you are touching in Uganda. We all send your our prayers and our love and will look forward to having you home on Friday.

    Love, Dad

  2. Frye Avatar

    Happy Birthday Mr. Fillmer. You have a great son, and a cool shirt. War Eagle.

  3. Mary Hyche Avatar
    Mary Hyche

    Happy birthday, Mr. Fillmer. Today would have been my dad’s birthday, as well. My son Bart is in Uganda with the team and it has been great to keep in touch through the blogs!

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