My Dad was an artist. His artwork could be seen on backdrops for local theatre productions, on posters for local events, on canvases depicting scenes from Monterey County, California and in his collection of carefully crafted pottery. He also loved the environment. He especially had an interest in birds. He was involved in so many things that it is impossible list them all. Suffice it to say, he gave my sister and me a love of learning, and appreciation of the arts and nature.
Dad was a gentle and kind father. He was a loyal husband, he stood by my mother through her 9 1/2 years battle with cancer. Although, he was only 49 years old when she died, he never remarried and still maintained a love for life. He had an impish sense of humor, and enjoyed a good joke. Dad LOVED Christmas, he made it magical with his artful home decorations, and special family traditions.
Happy Birthday Daddy. I wish my girls could meet their “Opa”. I hope I can keep you alive in their hearts by the stories I tell them.