Friday, June 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad!

Dad
Dad on the Wannsee

Dad at an Elks function.

Today would have been my Dad's 86th birthday.

He's been gone now for four years.

Four years...

Sounds like a long time ago.

Feels like yesterday.

I miss you Dad...

Happy Birthday.

24 comments:

  1. I understand how you feel, at least as much as one can in these circumstances. My father has been gone for over 20 years now and I still miss the man.

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    1. That comes across in many of your posts Buck. Your Dad must have been a helluva guy.

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    1. Thanks Greg.

      (And where have you been hiding?)

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    2. Been on the lam, looks like the heat's off, so I should be ok!

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    3. I figured it was something suspicious like that, you sellers of ice cream are always one step ahead of The Law.

      ;-)

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  3. Never knew mine ...and I miss him.
    Four years at this point in my life is almost a blink, to my grandson it's 80% of his life.

    I'm going to have to find some pics of my father so we can celebrate his 100th in July.

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    1. Today I read your post about your Dad, Skip. Heartfelt and poignant.

      At least I knew my Dad, I have that.

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  4. I know that feeling. Rest in peace.

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  5. Excellent tribute to your Dad. Even though he's in uniform, he looks like he's about 16. A lot like the young airman I knew on the Rock! I never really knew my Dad. He was a field medic in the army in WWII and made it back home but died of leukemia when I was 2. My only real memory of him was when my Uncle Kenny carried me up to see him in his casket. But I do wish your Dad a happy birthday and am glad that you can cherish the great memories of your years together.

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    1. I have more than a few friends who lost their Dads when they were very young. I thank GOd everyday that I got to have him around so long.

      You're not the first to mention I look like my Dad. The older I get, the more I act like him too. Not always a good thing. But the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

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  6. Your dad and I share something in common! And as for Russ's comment, while we've never met, that picture of your dad and other pictures of you look remarkably similar! Happy Birthday to your dad and Rest in Peace.

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    1. Oh no, another quiz Juvat? (Same birthday? You both have a picture of yourself in uniform on the Wannsee? You're an Elk? - In that case you have something in common with me other that both of us being retired airmen.)

      Thanks Juvat.

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    2. In that case, Happy Birthday Juvat!

      (Should be easy enough to remember...)

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  7. Good tribute to your dad. I miss mine, too.

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    1. Thanks Rev.

      There are days I just want to talk to him, you know. But I'll see him again. In the sweet by and by.

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  8. Funny, my Father died when he was 82 also...he was old going into WW II drafted at age 26 in 1940. (The OHIO draft) Later went to OCS and was a 27-yr-old 2nd Lt....always the "old man" in most units he was in, lol.

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    1. Wow. Good story Virgil. My great-uncle went into the Army even though he was "old" compared to everyone else.

      We had a guy in tech school who was late twenties, gray hair. Of course, we called him "Gramps." Good guy.

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  9. May he rest in peace, knowing you're carrying on for him.

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