I'd like to share a few photos of him.
This is Dad in 1944, he was 22 y.o. had a wife and a daughter and was serving in WWII in the Navy. He used the GI Bill to attend Purdue to become a mechanical engineer, while having another daughter. After a couple of jobs, the family started out in Louisville in 1954.
He was a wonderful craftsman and could truly fix almost anything. Boy, were we ever spoiled. I can't tell you how many things I've thrown away knowing if Dad were alive, he could fix it. He was an Eagle Scout and worked as Scoutmaster for many years. His hobbies, interests and activities are so varied and inclusive, it would be easier to say what he didn't do that what he did! Just kidding! I have developed a very thorough time-line of his life on Ancestry.com which tells most of the highlights of his life.
It is clear to see which of my parents I looked like. In fact, I've been known to see him in the mirror upon a really quick glance! I miss this guy, especially today! Don't know why this is a significant year, but it for me, it is.
Happy Birthday, Dad!