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Remembering My Father

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today is anniversary of my father's birth. If living he would be 90 today. He died suddenly at the age of 78, and I still miss him. He was born and grew up in Ohio. He traveled "overseas" in World War II as a Marine serving our country, but he was born a country boy, and he learned to drive horses behind a plow when he was very young. His father died behind that plow when Dad was only thirteen, and so he needed the help of his mother, his three sisters and neighbors to bring in the harvest that year. He dropped out of school and went to work. His mother then sold the farm and moved to town. Dad, the oldest boy, went to work in a foundry and machine shop to help his mother support his siblings. Following the war he was a foreman in the machine shop until he retired. When he passed away he left a daughter and son-in-law, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. We are blest with many happy memories. He was a good and kind-hearted man.
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
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  • ELSCO55
    a beautiful tribute.
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    Blessings to you in the memory of your father. My father grew up in northetn California and served in the navy in WWII. He was a hard working man and worked up to the day he died in July 2011. It was sudden and totally unexpected God less you on this day.

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  • no profile photo CD4212235
    Blessings to you in the memory of your father. My father grew up in northetn California and served in the navy in WWII. He was a hard working man and worked up to the day he died in July 2011 at age 82. It was sudden and totally unexpected God bless you on this day.

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  • MOM2ACAT
    emoticon He sounds like a good man. I lost my dad almost 3 years ago; he also grew up in the country, on a farm, and served in the army during WW2.
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  • ONTHEPATH2
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    What a great tribute to your dad! Sometimes it isn't all those huge great things people do, but the quiet way they face the world each day with strength, dignity and kindness. How awesome that you have wonderful memories which help keep your dad alive in your heart and life. Enjoy!!!

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  • PEACEFUL-SPIRIT
    That was really nice, what a great life he lived. I admire farmers as my Grandpa was one. Our loved ones live on in us, special post, God Bless. emoticon emoticon
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  • no profile photo SIOL55
    Thank you for sharing your father's life with us. It makes me fondly remember my own wonderful father who passed away 6 years ago. I'll always feel like dad's little girl. emoticon
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  • HAWKTHREE
    What a lovely tribute to your dad.
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