My family and I have had a tough couple of weeks...the toughest we've ever had. We have suffered a devastating loss. My Dad passed away...suddenly and unexpectedly. Although we missed him terribly, we have to be thankful for the 75 years he graced this earth. He was a good man...actually an exemplary human being. He loved his family deeply and we all knew that. He loved his neighborhood, his community...he loved life. My Dad was kind and gentle, smart...a consummate teacher, loving and fun. You couldn't find a more devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend or neighbor.
Dad probably wouldn't like this picture I've posted...but it was the most recent. He came to my house to do a few "jobs" for me. My son took this one of Dad in one of his signature flannel work shirts. Dad was smart and skilled...there wasn't a problem he couldn't fix or job he couldn't do. I will miss Dad everyday and can't possibly explain the emptiness I feel.
More pictures of my Dad are listed under Sept 7, 2007 entry. We went on our annual family vacation and I posted a few photos from that trip.