he died peacefully this morning surrounded by love. it’s hard to ask for more.
a few memories…. (click for more pics)
eating huckleberries out of his hand
watching him fix the family cars
visiting the shipyards
listening to the tapes he recorded and sent the family while he was working in Vietnam (bombs going off in the background)
delivering homemade christmas candies to friends from the back of the Hillman Huskie
watching him build and fix …anything
watching JFK’s funeral on TV-the one that he built
shaking his head and scratching it at the same time
Peanuts and anything Charles Schultz
explaining engineering stuff
helping me with math
Donald Duck and anything Carl Barks
being practical, dependable, steady
wondering how the heck i’d ever make a living at this but going with it anyway (see shaking his head and scratching it at the same time)
-the last time i was able to talk to him he kinda summed it up…..
it was regarding something particular but just the same it meant a whole lot more.
thanks dad-much love