Tuesday, February 2, 2010

PAPA

A wonderful man came into my life, or rather I came into his life about fifty-two plus years ago. He was dad, aka Lauren, Corn, Papa. Today it has been five years since he passed away so I wanted to post a little tribute to him.
He wore many hats,
a father
a husband
a friend (he never met a stranger)
a machinist
a fisherman
a hunter
a fixer of almost anything
lover of classical music
a golfer
and the most wonderful grandpa to eleven grandchildren
He was "PAPA"
These were the only pictures I was able to get my computer t0 accept. It is not the computers fault, it is the operator.
He was a big kid at heart, always up for fun.
He built my brother a go-cart when he was little,
built a tree house for the grandkids to play in,
he made kitchen knives and hunting knives,
he grew and sold raspberries,
he love spending time in Alaska panning for gold and fishing for salmon.
He loved riding his four wheeler in the deserts of Arizona.

He was not a mean person in any way, shape, or form.
Nope, he refused to make anyone feel unimportant.

He always loved a good joke,(sometimes a little off color) he seemed to always have one waiting in the wings to tell.

Was he perfect? NO
Was he loved and adored? YES!!

Knock, knock
Who's there?
Miss
Miss Who?
I Miss you Dad!


8 comments:

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

What a sweet tribute. He must have been quite the man. The 13th of this month marks 16 years since my dear FIL passed away. He is greatly missed.

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

What a beautiful and loving post. He sounds like a great and wonderful man. What gret memories to have. Sending lots of hugs your way....

Sissy

Janiece said...

What a wonderful post to remember your dad.
Thanks for sharing.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Beautiful. I am blessed to have mine at 89 years old. ♥

Thanks for popping in tonight on my Man Rules...I laughed at them myself!

tammy said...

What a sweet post. Brought tears to my eyes just reading this and thinking how special my dad is to me. How glad you'll be to see yours again one day!

Amy said...

I bet he's smiling down on you right now Connie. :0)

Rainy Day Farm said...

Sheesh, you got me going now! I will never forget the time he tried to blame the earthquake on grandma walking around the corner! That was too funny. By the way, I still have the knife he made me.

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Such a wonderful tribute to your dad! I lost my father this past December, and I miss him very much!

Jane