Thursday, December 29, 2011

Honor Thy Father

Thank you dad, for teaching us the value of community, for giving of your time as Mayor of Mechanicsburg, for sharing history, and for documenting it in your book, Mechanicsburg.
January 2011~Booksigning
We are grateful dad, for teaching us the importance of friendship, and for sharing a good story and enjoying a good laugh with friends near and far.
September 2009~Hawaiian Luau Party

September 2009~Welcoming my Japanese penpal
 Thank you for encouraging us to save, but understanding the importance of a special outing!
August 2009~Birthday Tea for Nancy
 Thank you dad for your dedication to your country as a proud and courageous Marine, and for teaching us about honor, loyalty, and dedication to God, Country, Corps, Family, and Self.  Once a Marine, Always a Marine. We are grateful for your honorable service during WWII.
February 2009~Marine Museum with the Grandkids
Thank you for loving your family, protecting your family, guiding your family, and teaching us about our family roots, our past, present, and future.  Simply, Thank you!  We love you and miss you!
January 2007~With Granddaughter and GreatGranddaughter

September 2006~Go Penn State!
Forever in our hearts!


Lemon Verbena Lady said...

A special human being! I felt special when he told me I could tell jokes for him on one of The Rosemary House bus trips.

Steph said...

A beautiful tribute!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Yes...what a beautiful tribute! It made me cry!! I am sure this day was hard...what a blessing your parents were...and what great daughters they made!! HUGS - Donna

Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely tribute! He was a special man.

Carolynn said...

Thank you, sister, for your wonderful words and photographs. We were so fortunate.

Your Big Sister

Angela McRae said...

How lovely! Your dad sounds like he was definitely one of a kind. (Sounds like he'd be touched by your sweet tribute, too!)