My dad. It's been 3-1/2 years since he's been gone, but I miss him every day. Love you, Dad!
This photo must be from a long ago Christmas or birthday, there was no date on the back of the picture. I can tell you exactly what he was doing. Everyone else in the room would have torn through their packages and paper and ribbon, and Dad would have calmly pulled out his pen knife and he was most likely carefully cutting through the tape, untying the ribbons very carefully, and he was probably still opening his first gift. He would have been intent on saving the wrapping and ribbon, and would have saved the tape if he could. The man was a recycle nut before that was even a word. It used to drive us crazy!!
The newspaper at his side was another constant in our home. I think it helped make us all better readers, the example that he gave us.