Monday, May 31, 2010
There are so many people running through my memories today, but the one I have the most memories of and miss the most is by Dad.
He joined the Navy when he was only 17 and was a radio operator on a destroyer for all of WWII. After the war, he thought that he would finally be able to be with his family, which now included not only Mom, but also my brother and me. Then he was called back to serve in the Korean War.
When he returned from that war, he went to work for my Grandfather as a partsman in the Ford Garage. He worked 10 hour days, but always had time and energy for my brother and me. He would take us fishing, swimming, on vacations, etc.. He was also the Village Clerk and I remember him working for hours on the huge "Books" which took up the entire dining room table.
He was very much a family man and made sure that we knew our family history. Before he died in 2000, he wrote our family history in book form and gave a copy to my brother and me. It reads like a story and is fascinating to me.
Every Memorial Day, Dad marched in the Parade and worked in the Veteran's stand. He was very proud to be an American.
We still love you Dad and miss you very much.