Happy 81st birthday, Pappa! His WWII 1942 birthday card and his latest VIKING drawing August 8, 2011 | Kat Thorsen I have posted this incredible card before, but appropriate to re-post it today as my Dad turns 81! It’s AMAZING! Birthday card to my dad from my grandpa, Gunnar Thorsen, and fellow Norwegian soldiers (in German concentration camp) Aug 8, 1942. Dad's latest drawing!!! I am determined to get his books self-published ASAP! Art is saving Dad's life! Out for one of our adventures with our beloved, Tobey! Tobey hanging out at my Dad's residential care centre, digging in the garden.