Middleburg man receives hand-signed photo from president on 100th birthday
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A beloved Middleburg man celebrated a huge milestone in 2019 with friends and family, and also received a once-in-a-lifetime gift.
Robert (Bob) Kimmel turned 100 on Nov. 4. He celebrated with his family and neighbors, who surprised him with a party.
During his party, he proudly showed off a hand-signed picture of President Trump from The White House wishing him a Happy Birthday. It was a gift very few receive.
When a neighbor asked Bob how he knew the president had personally hand-signed the photo, Bob said: “It helps to know when you have a grandson who works there.”
His grandson works in the White House alongside the president. The photo wasn’t the only icing on the cake!
Publix donated a portion of his cake to help celebrate the momentous day. Family and neighbors also brought balloons, gifts and placed a sign in his yard that read: “Happy 100th Birthday! ‘I may be 100, but I’m still kick’n!'”
Mr. Kimmel survives his wife, who was married to for 76 years. Kimmel told friends she also lived a long and happy life, passing away at the age of 99.
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