Remembering my Dad

Mom and Dad at my wedding

Mom and dad at my wedding

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If my father were alive, he would be celebrating his 100th birthday on December 21. Sadly, he was taken from us much too soon.

My father was a kind and gentle man. He was friendly and optimistic and he enjoyed being in the world. He saw beauty everywhere and he had an insatiable curiosity which led him to be constantly reading and learning. Deprived by poverty of an education, he became self-educated and took great pride in seeing me, my sister, and even later, my mother, graduate from college.

His grandchildren were a special blessing and he prized the time he spent with them- flying kites, telling stories, taking walks, and slapping high-five with the youngest. I am not sure he ever stopped smiling when he was with them.

In my mind’s eye, I imagine him embracing and interacting with the great-grandchildren he never got to see. I know how proud he would be of each of them. I can see him getting out his camera and taking endless photographs, freed from the cost of film!

I see his handsome face in my children and grandchildren and I see the kindness, the optimism, the love of beauty in them. He lives on in our hearts and his essence is part of us always.

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