11 years ago today my one and only left this earth...and I wanted to take some time today, as I do often, to look at pictures and remember all the neat things about him.
Always the life of the party! A real extrovert and entertainer, he loved to make people laugh and was always making funny faces and strange noises...and boy could he "strike a pose"! A showman his entire life. When I was a kid, he would have his nightly "tea and ice cream"...he would jump around with excitement and do all sorts of ballet moves, namely a pirouette, which he would then end facing you in a perfect stance...and of course with a big proud smile which said, "See...this old man can still dance!"
Did I mention he made funny faces and was always up to something? Oh yes, I did. He was also a food lover and was always snacking on nuts, named Beer Nuts...remember those?! Here he's downing a pizza with his brother...another really funny man, is humor genetic? Speaking of genes, thank you dad, for your Cherokee olive skin which tans easily and doesn't burn...unless you fall asleep face down on a raft while floating on a nasty cattle pond, but hey...we're not really talking about me here today! (yuk...I can't believe some of the things I used to do...)
There are a million other things I could write about today...but this last pic reminds me that I have my own kids now, and they need me to spend time with them in the same way that my dad spent time with me. I'm so fortunate to have had such a cool dad that took me everywhere he went, did fun things with me and kept me close to his life in all ways. He gave me the gift of time well spent, and I plan to pass that on to my children. I love you dad!