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Father's Day - 2014

Another year has passed and another Fathers Day is already here. As I am sitting here eating leftover pizza this morning I contemplate Father’s Day. The pizza is from last night when Jacob and I went out to dinner. We had a good day yesterday going on a hike and then to dinner. Even after […]

Happy Birthdy Dad

Just thinking of Dad on his birthday. He passed away the 24 of June, 2009 just days away from his 75th birthday.

Father’s Day – 2013

Another year has passed and I am not getting any younger. It has been almost four years from the passing of my father. I was not around when he was a kid. However, I took a little time this morning to look at the few old photos I have of him.

It is […]

Father's Day - 2012

Another year has passed and another Fathers Day is already here. Father’s day always brings memories of dad. He passed away a few days after father’s day three years ago. This year thoughts are also turned to Grandpa Rogers, who turned 100 this month. Unfortunately, he took a sudden turn for the worse and is […]

Another thought on Dad's.

I saw this cartoon this morning and it brought a smile to my face.

by Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner

Father’s Day - 2011

This Fathers Day weekend was a little difficult. Two years ago, on the Friday evening before Fathers Day Jacob and I were headed out for a Boy Scout overnight campout at Blue Ridge and then a hike up Mt Baden Powell the next morning. Dad passed away just four days after our trip up to […]

History Contained

The year was 1977 and our family was putting together some food storage so that we would be prepared for any possible disasters. There were several other families that were doing the same thing. My father put together a large purchase of the white storage buckets. Another person put together a large delivery of wheat. […]

Father’s Day – 2010

As it is father’s day, I had time to look back on father’s day just a year ago. My brothers Alan, Wayne. And Eric and I gathered around our father’s bedside. We talked about the years that had passed, the fun that we had. We talked about the river trip that we took together in […]

Transitional Balls

Today was a day of transition. Eric, my youngest brother and I moved things that belonged to our father who passed away this past year. It was strange. There were also many things that belonged to our grandfather, Cecil Palmer that we moved as well. It was a day of remembering for me. I contemplated […]

Dad and the Mystery Gift

It has been about five months from the day that my father passed away. There are some things that defined my father and were just who he was. He was frugal and did not indulge himself unnecessarily. To what extent was he like this? Today I stopped by to visit Natalie. We talked about dad. […]

Dad and His Boys

In 2005 dad turned 70 and we four boys took our Dad river rafting. Other than this past Fathers Day, and January 1st of this year, there are not many times that we have been together. I have put the photos taken while we were on our river trip here as a memory of that […]

Dad has gone home

Just a few minutes ago Dad passed away. We will all miss him.

Dad at Home – Day 9 – Surreal Sights, Sounds and Smells

I stopped by Dad’s this morning to give him his medication. He is deteriorating quickly. Nyla let me know that Eric, my brother stopped by last night and said that Dad may not make it through the night. As I looked at him this morning, I do not think he will make it through the […]

Dad at Home – Day 8 –

When I arrived at Dad’s house it was quiet. I came into the room he is in, his sister Nyla was sitting in a chair next to Dad. She said that Dad had a rough night and had waked up the house around 4:00 am because he sounded like he was choking and was coughing.


Dad at Home – Day 7 –

I stopped by at 6:00 am to give Dad his medications and check on him. Dad had woken up an hour earlier in pain and had been given pain medication so he was comfortable. He was awake and said good morning. It was my first time to give all his medication, hang a new feeding […]