Thursday, July 02, 2009

"Dad" - 1920-2009

My wife's father passed away today. He was 89 years old. I called him "Dad." My favorite memories of him are the many times he and his wife would take my family and me to the various amusement parks in central Florida when we came down for vacations: Disney, Sea World, Circus World (no longer there), Busch Gardens, etc.

In his prime he looked a lot like Gene Kelly, the actor. He was a physician. He attended Yale, where he was a member of the diving team, and would have been an Olympic diver had it not been for WWII. He spent most of his life in Orlando.

So part of my sabbatical will be walking with my wife on the path of grief. Pray for us.

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