Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Father of mine

He would have been 84 today.  But he's been gone for nearly 5 years.  I could write a bitter, rambling post about the cancer that took his life, but today was his birthday and he deserves better than that.

I want to remember who he was.  He was a low-maintenance guy who needed very little to be happy.  He loved his wife, his kids, and his grandkids.  He wanted a cold beer when he came in from the field.  He liked to have a nap after lunch.  His favorite snack was potato chips.  He only cursed when he was dealing with a stubborn cow.

He was funny.......



He was handsome......


He was a devoted Husband....












He was a proud Father....












He was a gentle, patient Grandpa....












He was an incredibly hard worker....












He loved to eat.  And he loved my son.


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I love you, Dad, and I miss you.  Happy 84th...wherever you are.

6 comments:

  1. Such lovely pictures, Chris, and I'm sure very lovely memories for you. Thinking of you today!

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  2. What a great man and a great tribute to him. I too am thinking of you today!

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  3. Oh how beautiful. The pictures are so wonderful, the captions even better. And then I hit the last one. It could be MY father and MY son in MY picture. I have one almost EXACTLY the same. And your son looks like a twin of my boy when he was that age. And my father died of cancer. How moving...

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  4. CHRIS,, this is perfect, thankyou so much for doing this. Love you

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  5. Brought tears to my eyes, Chris. Your opening description could have been of my dad. I hate to think of the day when he will no longer be here. Thinking of you!

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  6. Beautiful. Aren't we blessd with such wonderful people in our lives? Thanks for sharing!

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