Midland family throws parade for 93rd birthday

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – While the corona virus pandemic continues to disrupt our way of life, Barbara Lozano wanted to make sure her father Isabel got a proper birthday celebration with his family.

“We had planned it right up until the last week and we decided it’s just getting worse its not getting any better, Lozano said “So we decided to have a parade because we’ve seen alot other parades.”

Turning 93 years-old, Isabel’s daughters say he wasn’t worried about the pandemic keeping him from seeing his family for his birthday.

“He was not worried about that at all,” they said. ” He’s not concerned at all about that, he say’s he has his mask.”

As cars drove by his home with all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, he was over joyed. A life-long Midlander, Isabel Lozano got to be a part of a lot of history in the tall city.

“I was one of the first oil workers to work here in Midland.” Lozano said.

Isabel admits, he’s lost count of how many grandchildren and great grandchildren he has, but he always makes light of it.

“They call me cheaper by the dozen.” Lozano said.

With all of the birthday signs and well wishes from family and friends, Barbara Lozano says she’s happy she was able to make her fathers day special despite the uncertain times we are living in.

“He hasn’t seen everybody in a while so just driving through and seeing everybody, I think he was happy.”

At 93 years old… Isabel Lozano say he still has a lot more things in life he wants to accomplish and said he knows he’ll make it to one hundred.

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