Thanks, Dad.

Dad holding me. Sandy and Yvonne behind him.

  Dad holding me.  Sandy and Yvonne behind him.


THANK YOU for living up to your responsibilities as a father, a husband, and a man.  You left your home to find a job in a part of the country where people called you "hillbilly" and worse.  I appreciate it that you didn't leave your family when times were tough.  I appreciate it that you worked some bad jobs -- and a few dangerous ones -- to make sure we had enough to eat.  I wouldn't be where I am now if you hadn't sacrificed as much as you did.


In an old Pontiac

With musical instruments

THANK YOU for trying to teach me about what you loved: cars, playing music, and hunting.

The car is a 1954 Chevrolet.

After pheasant and rabbit hunting in November 1961.

THANK YOU for showing me something when people visited that you worked with.  They were white, black or Latino, but you treated them all the same.

THANK YOU for all you did to teach me how to do the right thing, regardless.

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