And here's to the only Dad I've ever known, my Grandfather: The most kind, patient, sweet man I've ever known. I love you Papaw, and miss the days when we use to color together, when you'd let me sit on your lap and drive the tractor, and teaching me how to garden. I will always miss those warm, sunny days in the backyard of the home which you created by hand, with not a care in the world but to listen to the sounds of birds and locusts chirping under the canopy of trees that filled my little childhood universe. Thank you for providing me with a stable, magical place to grow, instilling in me your values, and loving me unconditionally. I love you, and you will always have your own special place in my heart.
Happy Fathers Day, Dads!
(My Grampy is the one on the right.. From waay back in the Army days!)