Some days, rather than writing about the world, I need to write about what’ and who are all the world to me.
My father would have been 100 today. That’s a righteous number of years of which he lived 93.
He was a good man. He was a gentle man, a gentleman. A bit stern, a chemist, so very thorough. He was a Christian in all the ways that mattered. He was thoughtful, stood for what was right, served on committees, school boards, municipal boards, pool boards. He helped start the day care center and the women’s shelter.
I’m proud of him. Proud to be his daughter and follow in his lineage. Proud of his grandkids for him and in his way… Grateful for him.
Oh, we had so much fun in the last years of his life.
So Happy Birthday Daddy. I’ll try and find some lemon meringue this weekend and lift a forkful to you in celebration. I’ll call my brother and tell him I love him. And write his grandkids and tell them I’m proud and that he would have been so proud.
Peace. I was a lucky woman with a good father. I miss him, but mostly I’m just so happy I had him and that he had the raising of me. I’m a better woman for it.
Lucky me. Lucky Peace. Thanks Pink Moon, for a great Daddy. And wow, a whole century of him!