That is the day a most wonderful human being was born......my Daddy.
Today is his birthday and he would be 86 today, I can not even imagine it. You see, he died when I was only 18 yrs old some 32 yrs ago. I only remember him as my beloved full of life Dad and friend. We were always getting into trouble on our adventures. I was always up to go with my Daddy! Whether it was buying a camper, new car, our first color TV or a goofy Christmas present for my Mother, I was the one that was at his side. Oh, but one time he did leave me at my Grandparents house some 20 miles away. When he got home my Mom asked "where is Ann?" He forgot me! Oh well I spent a great weekend with my Grandparents!
|Dad loved being with his kids and neices and nephews|
No one had a better sense of humor than my Dad. I can see him turning up the volume on the stereo and dancing to Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass....he would grab me and twirl me. He was our HS science teacher, and most every ones favorite teacher. He loved teaching and started the football program at our High School.
He was a product of the depression. At one time at 1515 he and his parents and two sisters had to welcome his grandparents and uncle to live with them. My cousin told me the story of how during the depression my grandfather sent him into the attic of 1515 to get some old gas light pipes they could use to repair the plumbing.
He was drafted before he graduated HS, but was allowed to finish. He served his country in the Pacific. Before he left, he proposed to my Mother in her yearbook....it is one of the most treasured things I own.
|Mom and Dad on the steps at 1515|
For his birthday every year they would put up the Christmas tree at 1515 and his Mother made him a White Coconut Cake.
I know God makes so many great people, but to me my Daddy is right up there at the top.
Happy Birthday my Dear Daddy,