Daddyfishing This is a picture of my daddy (in the forefront).  Doesn't he look like Huck Finn?  Or Tom Sawyer?

Yesterday was the 6th anniversary of his death and always a sad, melancholy and reflective day for me.  I pondered not even posting anything about it but then, why not?  I *want* people to know how wonderful a daddy he was and how blessed I am to have called him mine.  He was sensitive and funny and gentle and strong and dedicated and loyal and loving.  He loved the outdoors – bringing home little pine tree saplings that *should not* have lived here in the Texas Panhandle; he would nurse them and baby them until they grew – and they're still alive in the backyard right now!!  He loved his animals.  He loved Texas Tech (and hated it when they lost – especially to the Aggies).   He loved his old Suburban.  He loved The Beatles and "Hooked on Classics."  He loved to listen to marching bands and loved scary movies (even though my mom didn't).  He loved God and he loved to read his Bible.  He loved to eat BIG peanut butter sandwiches (remember Jessica??) and loved cookies and cake and brownies and ice cream.

I wish that Colin and Benjamin knew him.  Looking at this picture of him, reminds me of them – and that makes me smile.  He is *in* them.

By | 2017-02-06T10:58:29+00:00 June 15th, 2005|


  1. Carmen June 15, 2005 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Ah, Bethany… I’m thinking of you. Thanks for sharing these stories of your father. I’m so glad your memories are sweet. E-mail me, ‘kay? ­čÖé

  2. Elizabeth June 16, 2005 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Sending you a big hug, Bethany. I miss my Daddy too. And we always will. But I see him in all my children. He lives on. And in posts and memories like you shared, your Daddy lives on too. -E

  3. Heather June 16, 2005 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Your dad sounds wonderful Bethany and what a great picture! So glad you can remember such sweet fun things about him and share that with your boys! Keep the memories alive for them! My dad died when I was 4 and I often think of how he would have loved Kiersten so much!

  4. O June 25, 2005 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    My memories of my dad are almost entirely rotten. I am so grateful yours are not. This photo is a treasure. I hope my kids look at photos of me someday and feel like you do about your Daddy. God bless. ::thrive!, O

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