Today is a day of "Remembrance" for me. It's the anniversary of my dad's death in 1998. - It's hard to believe that 14 years have past since that day. Sometimes it seems like only yesterday. So much has happened in the 14 years that he's been gone but one thing remains the same. That is that I still love him and honor him as my father even though he is no longer physically with me.
Below is a picture of my dad taken in 1996, just 2 years before he passed away. He's attending a Potluck dinner at the Bowling Alley. He and my mom both bowled on a Senior League at that time. He would have been 75 years old in that photo.
My dad loved bowling, hunting, fishing, model trains and yes, Potluck dinners!
"Dad I miss you."- I cherish all my memories of you, the good ones and yes even a few of the bad ones. You were a great dad and I'm still your "little girl". I know you are enjoying Heaven and someday I'll see you again. Love always., Ida"
Below are a couple of photo's of the flowers my mom & I took out to the cemetry today. Normally we take flowers from our gardens but it's January and there are no flowers blooming. Well there are a few hardy Snapdragons in Coleen's little flower bed still bravely blooming away but not enough for a good bouqet so we bought our flowers at the store instead.