Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Flag Day....Happy Birthday...


To My Dad!





Today would have been my Dad's 84th birthday. He passed away suddenly of a heart attack while at work back in 1981, he was only 57.

I can't help but wonder how different mine and my childrens life would have been had he lived to be a part of it.

My Dad had his faults, and his temper, but he had mellowed so by the time I grew up and got married and we were just starting to become so very close, when I got that fateful phone call in the middle of the night.
Time has healed the wounds, but I don't think I ever got over the shock of how quickly one of our loved ones can be taken away from us, and without warning.
I know he would have been so very proud of his Grandchildren, and would have been a big part of their lives.

Happy Flag Day and Happy Birthday Dad, and thank you for your time serving our country!


I miss you.

7 comments:

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Happy Birthday Daddy Dogpatch!!
Not only would he be proud of his grandchildren, he'd be very proud of his talented daughter too. Remember, he is always with you in spirit. :> )
~Peanut

Wings and Paws Primitives said...

What a special way to remember your dad...My father too served his country and has a temper... LOL... but, we have grown so close in the last few years, now that I am more mature and so is he... LOL... I would miss him terribly if he were taken away from me but, memories go a long way... Peanut said it... he is always with you....Hugs, MO

Doreen said...

What a wonderful tribute to your dad. I'm so sorry that he was taken from you too soon.

I am sure he would be VERY proud of you.

Hugs,
Doreen

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Great tribute to your Dad Patty. Your son looks so much like him.Im sorry you lost him so early in life.

The Crackling Crows said...

I just read about your Dad...I'm so sorry to hear that he had to go sooo early! That is so sad Patty...

A lot of people are telling me that I look a lot like my Dad :) I don't have very much from my Mom...but my sister does...

hugs Ivonne

Nancy Lee Malay said...

What a beautiful and touching tribute to your Dad, Patty. (Of course, it made me cry!) I can't believe how much Stevie looks like him.

I'm sure he would be so proud of all of you, but especially you!

Nancy

Cookie said...

Wonderful tribute - I loved my dad so... and miss him to extreme like you!

Love this, buddy! What a handsome pop :)