More 90th Birthday Memories of Carl from his Family

Carl Grieb turned 90 this year and his family and friends celebrated with a gathering. Friends and family wrote tributes and memories. Here are several of those tributes from his loving family.

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Dad always tells me he is doing paperwork.  But really he is reading his Louis L’Amour books.  He has over 100 books in his collection and reads the books and then writes his name and date in each one and he has finished reading it.

Carl is a kind and loving Man.  Whenever I am leaving to go on a road trip Papa always says, “in case of emergency don’t hesitate to call me and I’ll be there.”  I love to share western novels with him.  It is such fun to talk about what we’ve read. – Niece, Sandi

I have learned so much from my Dad.  Mostly by his example.  The most important thing he ever taught me was to treat everyone the same.  Rich or poor; no matter what color or race.  He is a very kind and wise man and I’m blessed to be his daughter. – Daughter, Margie

I have had a lifetime of good memories and adventures with Dad.  Working, hunting, fishing, gathering cattle and branding.  Pack trips and road trips.  Cruising around the ranches, checking cattle and water.  Family gatherings, Sunday outings, and afternoon drives.  He taught me a lot and even made work fun.  I am blessed to call him Dad. – Daughter, Wynetta

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My Dad is the energizer bunny at 90 years old.  He is still working from 6 am or so each morning feeding his pigs, goats and cattle.  He recently passed his written driving test and last week he drove nine hours to pick up livestock.  His tractor is his life-feeding, tilling, hauling, and cleaning-up tool.

He is an amazing friend; an incredible man who is always there for people.

So many memories of too many times of sliding backwards down our unforgiving ranch roads on a wet and slippery night feeding cattle . . .  My dad came out in the rain with his tractor to keep me from sliding off the road.

At the moment it is 9:00pm and I am waiting up for him to help unload the cattle he just picked up.  I was late this morning to his 6:30 am breakfast with my sister. – Daughter, Connie.

Have you ever heard?  “Behind every GREAT man there is GREAT women and that would be our MOM.

We thank God for 90 years of impact Carl Grieb has had on his friends and family.



Carl Grieb’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Carl Grieb’s 90th Birthday Celebration

July 28th 2018 was a great day to celebrate Carl Grieb’s 90th Birthday (7/27/1928)

The day was celebrated at Biddle Park near his home in Arroyo Grande, CA. 190 of his closest friends and family came to help celebrate Carl Grieb’s 90th Birthday.

We asked people to write down fond memories memories for Carl Grieb’s 90th Birthday. Here are some of those memories . . .

“I remember hunting bobcat with hounds with Carl and my Dad Lee Collins.  We would stay out all night going up and down hills.  It was a lot of fun!” – Kirt

“Chasing cows at 166 and Stan Chasing cows down Lopez Dam.” – Cindy M.

“Carl taught me to ride and convinced me to be a cowgirl!” – T

“I met Carl through my wife Teresa.  He put me straight to work and had me grab some chickens out of the coop – I got stuck in it.”

“We’ve always appreciated you and our fond memories.  I remember the dairy in Guadalupe.”

“Carl has always been so generous and kind every time I’ve been to the ranch, sharing all his abundance.  I loved the video he did at Grace.  His legacy, family has blessed ours.” –  Andrea

“Getting my first speeding ticket driving for Papa on our way back from Visalia Livestock Market.” – Josh

“Papa-you have taught us so much over the years!  We have fond memories of Team Penning/gathering cattle/ Brush Poppers!  We loved the hours we traveled in the saddle at your place & 166.  Thank you for being such a good friend!” – Mark & Marge

“So many memories!  Gathering cattle, pack trips, branding…just don’t put the condiments on in the wrong order!” – Nancy

“Thank You for taking this city girl and teaching me about cattle, tracking, packing, cow dogs, fishing, short cuts(NOT!).  I have done more with your family then my own!  Love you all very much.” – Jo Anne

“I was riding in the truck bed when I was about 5 or 6 and Uncle Carl shot a deer and threw the dead deer in the back of the truck with me.  My mom was real impressed that he shot the deer at the top of the hill and it rolled down the hill and landed right next to the tailgate.” – Julie

“Uncle Carl, Thank you for being such a great example and Godly man and for being there for us and our family over the years.” – Randy

“The most memorable time is with Carl, JR & I gathering the longhorns.  We got all the cows up to the iron gate.  Carl and JR told me to hold the a spot next to the water trough (which was broken) & hold it while they ran the cows through to the pasture.  Anyway, the longhorn cow had decided she was not going to be held back.  She put her head down and charged at me.  I WAS supposed to make sure she stayed in , but her horns were large & I didn’t want to get horned.  I moved out of the way. Both Carl and & JR yelled, telling me not to move…..But the horns were SO BIG!”  – Vickie

“You gave my daughter her first horse.” – Sue

“When God created you, he blessed a whole lot of other people.” – Dr. Bill

“It’s not a matter of the years a man has been around, or the trail in life he chose to take…but it’s the things he does for everyone that make a man so great!” – Janice

Thank you family and friends for making Carl’s Grieb’s 90th Birthday such a special day!