Saturday, March 12, 2011

2 years gone by now.

Well it's been two years since Dad passed away. I can't believe it's been two already. I really miss him. I miss his crazy ways. His inappropriate dirty jokes. His cooking--no matter what it was it smelled like butter and onions. His smell of coffee cigarettes and paint. His layers of flannel shirts that he wore as a jacket. His over stuffed velcro wallet that I'm pretty sure myself or one of my siblings bought him at that secret santa shop. How his eyes lit up when he saw his grandkids. His mustache that was turning "blond" though he knew it was grey. I even miss his stinky feet that would actually leave their Oder where ever they were resting! I miss calling him for stupid cooking questions. And him calling me just to "check in" and listen to the kids laugh or cry. The way that he make any day ok by going fishing.
My hubby took us all to the beach today. The ocean just makes me feel close to my Dad. The sounds the smell. I did ok till we were walking and saw an old man using the metal detector. It was at the same spot that you could really smell the cold salty ocean air.
He is the reason I love the beach and could never be far from one.
I miss you Pops. You really have left me with wonderful memories and so many things to cherish. Thank you.

1 comment:

MicheleLPearce said...

Your dad was such a great guy. He would have done anything for anyone. I will never forget the way he laughed hysterically at that movie "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" When I worked with him at Rondale he took such good care of me when he was working. I am so glad that you have so many happy memories of him -- they will be what keeps him alive in your heart. <3