Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Birthday Tribute to Dad!

My Dad was born April 22, 1916 and was a railroad engineer but his most important role in life was that of husband, father, and grandfather. Those titles brought him his most memorable and happy times!

It was an honor to be his daughter and when my husband and I provided him with two beautiful girls to love as his grand-daughters the smile never left his face and he loved them dearly!

So many memories of a man I called Dad, a fellow that was a gifted gardener, the best engineer the railroad ever employed, loyal husband to Mom, and I believe he invented "ditties" and interesting names for everyone.

I have heard from my husband that Dad taught him a know "the big boys told me so" stories!

Our dear golden retriever knew that Dad had become a different person, one with alzheimer's disease, quite unpredictable to say the least. Dad stomped on Vinnie's tail one day and that dear dog just looked at Dad and never budged!

How blessed to have had Dad in our lives and what an example he set!

Happy Birthday Dad...wish I could bake you a cake!!! I love you!!!


  1. Dale , You are so thoughtful, I love you.

  2. Ol' Heavy Evy!! Not a day goes by that I don't have one of his ditties in my mind.

  3. It was a privilege for me to have met your father. I remember many nights coming down to the corner to sit and talk with Ev and Sis. Even though Ev was very sick and not the same person as he once was, I knew that he was a wonderful and caring man. I will never forget those times and I am glad that he and Sis have such a wonderful family that will always keep his memories alive. I am proud to say that I am a part of this family!

  4. Bubba, we are thrilled to have you a part of our family and thank you for being a loving husband to our daughter!