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Dad's Birthday

Today is not only Groundhog's Day, but it also would have been my dad's birthday. It's hard to believe that another year has already passed. Time flies so quickly it is almost impossible to keep track of it. This is the forth birthday that has passed since he passed away.

As I cleaned my craft room today I came across my dad's slides. I really think tonight will be a good night to look at some of them. I'm sure that most of the pictures I'm sharing with you were once among my grandpa's slides. I'm sure glad that some of them were made into pictures or we wouldn't have anything left since my dad's landlord so rudely threw out everything in the trailer that I had given to my uncle after my dad passed away.

This picture is a picture of my grandpa and grandma on the steps of the Tyler hospital on February 10, 1942. I assume that was the day she was discharged. Wow, 8 days in the hospital? That would NEVER happen with the insurance companies of today!

He sure was a cute little baby, wasn't he? Grandma was pretty good looking too I think. I feel sad sometimes that I never got the chance to meet her. I don't even remember my dad ever sharing specific memories of her with me. I suppose it was a bit painful to talk about since she died so young. Dad was in college when she died so my mom never even met her.

Dad was the oldest of the three children. My uncle was middle born and my aunt was the youngest. There were also a couple of foster sisters that show up occassionally in some of the pictures. My dad is the one sitting on the arm of the couch wearing the tie. He sure looked a lot like his dad, didn't he?

This is the last family picture of the four of us that I have. It was taken on my wedding day in 1996. I wonder why we never thought to get a picture of all of us and their grandchildren. We had a little over 10 years between the time this picture was taken and the time he left this world.

Happy birthday Dad, I love you!

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