Saturday, June 16, 2012

Remembering Dad

Searching through images--
And coming upon a folder "Dad" -- I'd forgotten I had made sure it was transferred to this computer--
Images originally gathered and scanned for his memorial service-
Now smiling, remembering--

The engineer

The gardener

The Sailor
He loved the water
Even in his last years
Our father
When I was very young and he traveled lots for his job, he sent me a quote that has been with me all the days of my life--

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. --George Bernard Shaw
Thank you Daddy--

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