Sunday, January 12, 2020
1/12/19 Happy Birthday DDD
1/12/20 Happy Birthday DDD
Dear Rita Mae Brown,
Today is his 85th birthday. On January 12th in 1935 a baby boy was born who would one day become my father.
This memory stands out. Some fifty years ago he carried me upstairs to bed after I fell asleep in our family’s Pennsylvania living room, nestled in the middle of a military housing complex.
He has taught me a lot of things by example and by his words. I’ve matured enough now to absorb those lessons more than before.
As a Marine he fought for his country in 2 wars and now helps recognize and show appreciation to Wounded Warriors for their service.
We refer to him as Dearest Daddy Darling, said with endearment and a bit of over the top humor. It seemed important to say something today. Memories flood in. I am fortunate to have a chance to express gratitude to the father that carried me up those stairs and who has carried our family in his heart these many decades.
Happy Birthday Daddy Darling Dearest!