Saturday, June 14, 2008
A Father's Day Memorial
MY FATHER ~ "Windy" and "Spooky"
MY FATHER-IN-LAW ~ "Steve"
Naturally, these two men are my children's grandfathers. They grew up together and so, therefore, knew each other their entire lives. When you live in small little towns just 3 miles apart, everyone knows everyone! Steve would always stop by my parents' home on his way home from the cemetery each week, and sometimes they would have coffee, and sometimes they would just sit in lawn chairs outside and visit and watch people go by.
I do believe my children are well-molded young adults due, in part, to the genes they received from both of these great men. They got their love of animals from my father and their love of God and the Church from my father-in-law. Both grandfathers had a strong work ethic which was also passed on to my children. Their influence played such a big role in my children's lives for many years, even still.
All we have now are the memories of them etched in our hearts forever. I know they are reading over my shoulder as I write this, so I want them to know that they are missed by so many who loved them. Happy Father's Day, Dad and Dad! We miss you!