It was my uncle Jaime Baca's 90th birthday today. Many of his friends and colleagues from St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Rio Rancho gathered for a luncheon for him at the Chamisa Hills Country Club. My brother Tom and I posed with him before the event.
Jaime has been a Deacon at the Church for many years and is greatly respected. You can see it in this birthday cake produced by one of the parishioners. It was a thing of beauty.
Jaime is a retired Bernalillo Public Schools teacher. He had many harrowing experiences as a gunner in a B-24 Liberator Bomber in the 5th Air Force in the Pacific during WWII. He escaped many brushes with death. He is one of the finest men I have ever known.
It was a bright, sunny and breezy day in Rio Rancho. A bit to cool for a round of golf but the beautiful Sandias made up for that!