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Dad loved his woodworking projects. He made special cases; one for music boxes and one for decorative eggs for two of his grandgirls.
The tee shirt he’s wearing was a favorite. It’s from the “Beer Caucus” which showed up at the National Education Association Conference every summer. I attended several and made a point to visit the New Jersey delegation, home of the “Beer Caucus”.
I think as Dad aged and realized that he didn’t have the stamina to create wood projects, a little bit of him died. His father was an incredible engineer and the genes were passed onto him as well as my brother.
Today would have been his 92nd birthday. I miss his ability to tell jokes, his irreverence, and his love of teaching.
What a nice tribute. I think I would have enjoyed sharing a beer with him. Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday to your dad. He looks like a kind man, kind and creative. It isn’t any man who can wear a red and white striped hat. Do you have any photographs of the special cases he made?
I would love to see something he made.
Sending you hugs as you remember your father today.x
Oh somewhere, there’s a photo of the cases. If I find, I’ll post.
So nice to hear about your dad, Jone, and to see his picture, learn about the things he could do, and his favorite tee-shirt. Those are the memories that really make us miss our parents.
Such a nice tribute to your dad. I just sliced remembering my dad a couple of days ago. Our fathers are so very important to us. Their loss leaves a huge hole in our lives. Thank You.
Woodworking is a work of art and a work of heart. What a lovely slice for your dad!