Good Morning All,
I have been blessed to have had and still have a one of a kind Dad. I know many of you feel the same way, as I do. I am an only child and my Dad has done so much for me in the way of teaching, loving, being there for me, more than I could have ever asked for. He made life fun for me growing up and when he walks into a room, it becomes energized with happiness and spirit. His Mother, my Grandmother was the same way. He is a man's man with a gentle side and love for his family, that I have never seen in anyone, as I have in him. He and I have a very special bond and I admire him more than anyone I know. I will have to stop, as tears are filling my eyes. I love my Dad, more than I can say. A special man. This is a pic from his 80th birthday, last January at the Inn.
He taught me the game of tennis, which he and I are still hitting the ball on the court together today. How special is that? Grant Park, Chicago 1980
My Dad was an outstanding basketball player. He did not got to college, but had a scholarship to go. He opted to go to work and became an outstanding electrician in his field. We have another electrical job to do together at the Cape house when we move back. He and I will put a 200 amp service in to handle the new addition and garage. Did I mention he was 80? I would trust his work over anyone I know. When I was a teenager, I was his helper in the summertime on electrical jobs. He completely rewired The Daisy Inn 8 yrs ago, he was 72 then.
Dad played in many championship teams including for the city of Springfield, IL and in the Army his league won many championships. This is his senior basketball pic from 1947 from the same town I (as well as he and my Mother) live in today. He scored 29 points his last home game. Alot of points in today's game on any level.