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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy !!

Today would have been my fathers 92nd birthday. He was born April 30,1919 in Cisco ,Georgia.He died December 26,2005..he joined my mother who went to Heaven before him in March 1998. He proudly served as an officer in the United states Navy during WW2 in the Pacific Theater.He was a Lt.Commander and retired from the Navy Reserves after 25 years..  He worked for the Los Angeles Times as an advertising executive and retired after 58 years with the company.
My father meant the world to me. He was my knight in shining armor. He was smart,funny,giving and happy. I only saw him mad twice in my life. He never complained..went through life taking each day as it came.
My mother always said that if my sister or I would have said to him "Daddy,could you get me that star in the sky?" he would have gone to find the tallest ladder! I could go to him with any question or problem. He loved my mother deeply and was a true Southern Gentleman. I NEVER saw my mother open a door if he was present. 
My father was the standard that I held to every man I met to. They had to have the same qualities.
He was a wonderful husband,father,grandfather and great-grandfather!
Daddy,Happy Birthday!! i know that you,mom and Jan are celebrating the day..I'm with all of you in spirit today! I'll be having a piece of cake later to celebrate..and I know you wil be with me. I miss you all! 

6 comments:

Mina said...

Oh Anne, what a beautiful tribute to your father, your mother and the blessings you had as a child. Your family photo is magnificent. Happy birthday to your dear father.

Ann said...

Thanks Mina!!! I thank God every day that my parents adopted us!! I may not have been a "birth child" in the traditional sense, but I was certainly "born from their hearts" !!
xo

artistamyjo said...

What a lovely post Ann.
Your Dad must have been a terrific fellow.
Hugs, Amy

Ann said...

Amy, he was!!!! xo

Phivos Nicolaides said...

This is very nice and lovely tribute to your beloved dad!

Ann said...

thanks Phivos! I miss him so much!