Sunday, June 17, 2007
Ice Cream Maker extraordinaire...among other roles
In honor of Father's Day, I give you my dad. At 82, he's more bent over than he was, but he's still a giant. He's patient, humble, kind, generous, wise, fun-loving, good, honest, gentle, and encouraging. Maybe he has, but I can't recall him saying anything bad about anyone. I can count on one hand the times I've seen him angry, though I've seen him cry on several occasions. As a teenager, he fought in the Normandy invasion and other battles during WWII, and evacuated Dachau after the war. He fathered three children (and endured the sorrow of having his son predecease him), and was a devoted only child to his own parents. He's been successful in business, is respected at church and in the community, has been married to mom for 60 years, and is a friend to widows and anyone who needs a hand. He's a great father.