Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Father’s birthday, he would have been 81 years old.  My Dad was 67 years old when he died of undetected prostrate cancer.  But I’d rather not talk about how he died, but about how he lived…

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.

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About Mary @ a simple twist of faith

I am: a rookie at blogging, just started my blog in May 2010 when I became a full-time Mom. a child of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, a listener of the Holy Spirit, and a Catholic. Pro-Life, , Pro-Woman and an adoption advocate wife to a wonderful husband for 12 years proud and grateful mother to two beautiful daughters ages 5 and 3. a coffee drinking fool, so I can keep up with my little girls a home schooling novice using my kindergartener as a guinea pig a runner, it keeps me sane and in my size 8 pants an avid reader , now of Beatrix Potter's books a former workaholic & fashion follower a lover of chocolate, and wine, and the finer things in life, although I cannot afford them anymore!
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4 Responses to Happy Birthday Dad

  1. tricia sladky says:

    oh Mary, Your Daddy sounds like a wonderful man. It sounds like you are doing a great job keeping his legacy alive. I wish I could have met him. He sounds like a fine man. Your mom and dad are together watching over you and your family. Happy Birthday Mary’s dad!
    your friend,
    Tricia

  2. Deborah says:

    Came over from Mom to the Screaming Masses and enjoyed your blog! What a blessing to have so many warm memories of your father!

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