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Friday, June 7, 2013

happy (belated) birthday papa


Oh boy do I miss my Papa.  It would have been his (I think) 83rd birthday yesterday, and I was missing him all day.  I couldn't think of the right way to write this post, so I procrastinated it until today.  Here goes.  

I'm thankful for...

all the trips to McDonalds ... the freethrows ... the fishing trips ... the back to school dinners ... having the tallest Grandpa at all grandparents' days in grade schools ... cheese-its and keebler elf cookies ... having a fan at all my sports games ... birthday cards ... the colorful language ... trips to Kohls and Culvers ... knowing he would be there for every big event, every graduation, every birthday party ... the Michigan vacation ... his rendition of Moon River, marine songs, and Oh Danny Boy ... how much he loved Sammy and Blackberry (the cat, not the phone)... the smell of their old house ... how proud he was of all of us ... how much he loved Paul ... his love of coupons and deals ... forehead kisses and bear hugs ... his unique sense of humor ... always knowing I had someone in my corner ... my favorite Senior Olympian ... being told I could order whatever I wanted as long as I finished it ... the weekly college phone calls ... having someone who loved me unconditionally ...

Miss you all the time Papa and still love you so much. 

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