Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today would have been my father's 81st birthday. He passed away three years ago from esophogeal cancer. He and I got along really well and I miss him so much. He was never one for much adventure, but if I asked him to do something with me, he always said yes and he always seemed to have a good time.


Dad in his early 20s, while serving in the Marine Corps


I miss the sparkle in his eyes when he smiled, and the way he teased my mom. I even miss the way he used to crab about things behind my mother's back, swear, and stomp off to the bedroom.

Just a few years before he died. Just look at the mischief in those eyes :)


Dad seemed closer to me than my three sisters. Maybe because they didn't live there, but I think it's because we understood each other.

Happy Birthday, Dad. I love you so very much.

4 comments:

Crowzma said...

On July 5th, it will be 17 years since my father passed at the young age of 65. It was too young, too soon, and 17 years later, I still miss him just as much. We only have one, so they're always special, but when we have a good one, who's close to us and sparkles with live and wit and love, we remember every birthday, and miss them every day.

Your dad looked like a wonderful man, Penny.

PenDaisy said...

Thank you, Ginny. I've thought so much about him today.

Connordog said...

We're remembering your dad with you Penny.

Cherry said...

Hi Pen,

I always loved both pic's that are posted. Now I have one of Daddy in a different form.

He'll always be with us in one form or another.

Love Ya,