Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Birthday

Today would have been my Daddy's 90th birthday. He died from cancer a couple months before what would have been his 64th birthday. Hard to believe he's been gone so long.

These Dutch Wooden Shoes he sent my first cousin, Betty, from Holland while he was overseas during WWII. Her daughter sent them to me last week. She's been so wonderful to me...her mom before she died a few years ago also at age of 63, left her a letter or letters of various things she wanted her to do after her death. One of the things she requested were various items she wanted me to have that had either been my Dad's or he had sent her or her parents...letters he wrote home from Europe and Africa during WWII, pictures, foreign coins, etc. Over the past few years she has sent me the various items as she has discovered them. I can't begin to explain how much these things mean to me...Tricia!

Happy Birthday Daddy!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

That's so special Elaine, what precious memories yo'll have, and so many stories to live. I love those little shoes!