Tuesday, March 31, 2015

REPOST: FATHER


THIS IS TWO PREVIOUS POSTS
TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN MY FATHER'S 80th birthday
1935-1993






6-21-2009 4;50;56 PM



This is a picture of my Dad, or technically "step-dad." But my sister's and I actually always called him by his first name - Lenny.

This isn't a very good picture of him, but the best I could do at short notice. Lenny was the best dad in the world. My mom married him when I think I was in 5th grade.

He was a man who wore many hats. He was a Korean War Veteran, a Firefighter, a Plumber, an Electrician, a Mason, A Shriner and a Shriner's Clown! (someday I'll post some pictures of him dressed as a Shriner's Clown). And so much more!

Sadly Lenny, passed away almost 16 yrs. ago from ALS - better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. I miss him like crazy, I loved him so much.

So Father's Day is a little bittersweet for me. My husband had a good Father's day, and received gifts from the kids. But in the back of my mind I am always wishing my dad was here too.

Happy Father's day to all the Dad's out there!


2nd post:

Thinking of my Dad on this day, who passed away in 1993. He was a Shriners Clown. He would do a lot of activities with the Shriners and also visited sick children in the hospital.

Here's a picture of him as a Clown. He went by the name of "Bows." He had a few different looks over the years. Taken around 1984.

Bows - 1984