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December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

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So this picture was taken last year on christmas.....He would always come down in his robe and with his long tube socks up to his knees.. Why do people wear socks like that, and at what age will I start liking that style..lol.....
My father loved christmas because he loved to see his family so happy. When my brother and I opened our presents, he had almost as much amazement as us kids because my mother did the majority of the shopping. He would get several nice presents for my mother and my mom would make jokes about whether he had wrapped them himself.
I remember the feast that would follow later in the day... My father would take care of the turkey and it would always come out perfect.....We would all eat a little bit too much and I would usually go take a nap..... such good memories
This year I am spending christmas with mother and brother...a nice small christmas.... and even though this is the first christmas without him.....I know my father will be there to join in on the fun, tubesocks and all....

From everyone at ForMyFather

Merry Christmas and have a safe holiday

October 06, 2006

Story #1 The Strong One

IMG_1425Copying.jpg This is the last picture that I took of my father. He is standing with my brother and mother , on my brother's graduation day. We had to push him around in a wheelchair because he had gotten so weak. He did not let my mother know how sick he really was because he didn't want to miss my brother's graduation for anything....It just meant too much to him...That is how I always knew my father....The strong one..If there was a task at hand he would complete it no matter what obstacles were in his way........

Up until a month before this picture, I couldnt remember the last time my father said he was in pain. This picture was taken in May and my father worked full time up until April...He was 72 when he passed and he worked crazy hours for the majority of his life.....He always wanted to provide for his family..always going without so that his children could have.......He fought his battle to the very end, even after he had accepted his fate, because he wanted to take care of us all...............To Be Continued........