Friday, February 19, 2010
100 years ago...
..today, February 19, 1910 my father was born.
What a pretty baby boy he was!! All cotton top blond.
Born to his parents while they were in Texas.
Hard to think if he had lived past his 69th birthday till today he would be that old!
He was older than my Mama by 10 yrs. Not too much back in those days.
I do recall as a child some would ask if he was my grandfather;-)
I only ever knew him to have his snowy white hair.
Which he took great care to keep the 'yellow 'out!
My Aunts both told me he was a firecracker and prankster as a child.
This one makes me giggle.
Why did he have on an eye patch???;-)
When he was a young man he worked on the Panama Canal , swam with Tarzan, Johnny Weismuller, in Florida, wrestled alligators, loved to dance, rode an Indian Motorcycle doing handstands and was quite the ladies man.
Lived through the Great Depression and a lot of history.
Wish I had taken the time to learn more from him about his life.
Sadly I did not know time was running out to take the time.
Too young to know that some day I would understand things on a different level.
If I am to believe my Mama, she always said I was my father's child...more like him in more ways then like her. More him than my brothers.
I can see them both when I look in the mirror.
Well I hope I am the best of both of them.
I can truly say I miss them both more than words can express.
Wish I could have them back for just one more day.
So Happy 100th Birthday Daddy!
Hope you and Mama are waltzing across heaven today.
at 5:00 AM