Thursday, December 6, 2012


My father would have been 87 on December 5.  Unfortunately he passed away on October 15.  The asbestos lungs he had contracted from a navy ship  when he was nineteen just couldn't keep his fragile body going.  As you can see from this photo, he was such a handsome man who loved his God, his family, and his country.  He and mom had been married for 65 years and, as you can imagine, his death has been very difficult.
One of the best decisions Dad ever made was to keep my brother Mark with his family. We all gained from knowing and loving our special brother.  Thanks, Dad, for your many gifts, but especially for the gift of Mark.