Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My dad is a funny man


I don't mean in an odd way. I believe he is where I get my love of laughter, and laughing.

Dad has been a member of the Masonic Lodge for well over 50 years. Being a Mason is a passion of his. Dad is also a member of Eastern Star, and was an "Uncle" to the girls in Jobs Daughters.

Dad was an over the road truck driver until our baby brudder was born, then he went into management. He also drove Greyhound bus for sometime, well before I was born. Dad loves to tell the story of how he drove the team bus for the Green Bay Packers. After the first year, the team requested Dad be their driver.

If Dad had his way, all five of his children would live at home. I think that comes from his not being home but on weekends for the four oldest. Earning a living and making good for his family, meant being away during the week. Home only on weekends. He would give of himself for all of us, and that is an awesome kind of love to experience.

Dad loves Mom like nothing he has ever loved in his life. Still to this day, he says he never believed he could love anyone as much as he loves Mom. I truly believe that if Mom passes away before Dad, that he won't be far behind. Not because of frail health, but from a broken heart.

4 comments:

Fram said...

Outside of being associated with the Packers, your "old man" sounds like a great guy. Just teasing. I'm sure you know how fans of the Vikings feel about Green Bay.

And, yes, mid-air seems to be a good way to describe my jump. At the very least, one foot in the doorway and the other well into the wild blue.

its_me_in_montana said...

Fram,

My dad was born in Minnesota, and would rather see the Vikings win than the Packers!!

Wave as you go over Big Sky country!

Fram said...

For sure, I will wave ...

Fram said...

Your parents look like a pair of All-American, good looking, really nice "kids" back when .... really nice of you to honor them like this .... go Navy ....