Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy-0!

This is a picture of my dear old dad and my bff Kathy. At the time this was taken, she was a stewardess for Pan Am and Elmer was enjoying life being retired.
I was always Daddy's little girl - anywhere he was, you could bet I would be right by his side.
My dad was my hero and I respected and trusted him completely. He was the type of man that everyone loved and trusted immediately. He could make strangers feel welcome in an instant, he could calm a frightened child with a kind word and a twinkle in his eye and he could fix ANYTHING that was broken! He was so knowledgeable and such a resourceful man, too!
My husband loved him like his own father and learned so much from him. We moved back to Missouri from Colorado in 1987 to spend more time with him - and I'm so glad we did. He passed away in 1991, but we have so many wonderful memories of life with Elmer....
Today is his birthday and he would have been 86 years old. He will always be my hero and I will never stop loving or missing him.
♥ Happy Birthday Dad ♥


Dogpatch Primitives said...

awww Cookie, happy birthday to your Daddy! He sounds like such a sweet man.....I know you miss him terribly!

Bittersweet Pastimes said...

Happy Birthday to your dear Dad, Cookie! Your post made me cry, both happy and sad tears. XO

kat449 said...

Hi Cookie, Happy Birthday to your Daddy...I lost my Daddy this past Sept... Thanks for sharing him with us...I miss you Cookie. I love ya too. Hugs, Kat