Can you imagine your Dad being 99? This is how I perceive my Dad being 99 today. It would be incredible to still have the love of my life still around. He would see his baby girl at the ripe age of 67 all grown up not withstanding the bumps and bruises he told me I would face in life.
My Dad had a way of putting me on his knee and telling me in his kind loving voice about the ways of life and people. People might not always be what they seem. To always smile even though I might be crying inside. Laughing would keep the wrinkles away as people did get lines if they frowned. My Dad had no wrinkles. If I could learn to listen well I would be able to amass a great knowledge of information. He also told me that if I heard something that was not true I should excuse myself and interrupt and tell my thoughts on the subject. My Dad always assured me that as long as I treated people with respect I could expect the same in return and not to accept anything less. If I could look in the mirror and like what I saw then I was doing a good job of being a good person. He told me to love with all of my heart and to give with all of my heart. I would like to believe that I have passed this legacy from my wonderful Dad to my three sons.
And to my wonderful Daddy Happy Birthday from your little girl.
MY DEAR WONDERFUL DADDY. SEPT 5 1905. YOU ARE STILL IN MY MIND MY HEART AND I LOVE AND MISS YOU ALWAYS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. YOUR BABY GIRL MILLIE