Another Father’s Day and I am blessed to still have my Father. He lives a thousand miles away but I think about him all the time. He is my personal hero. Dad is getting better at the group selfie thing.
He grew up in the plains of South Dakota but somehow became a Forest Ranger with the US Forest Service.
We lived in some really out of the way places. This was Coyote, New Mexico. In case you are wondering, I am the good looking kid. It has been years since my brother and I have held hands like that. It may be a few years before it happens again.
He fought forest fires for a living.
And suffered from the same photography frustrations as I do now. Left to right I think that is me, sister Ellen, and brother Bob.
Dad was always student of history. We took a journey to Fort Sill, Oklahoma several years ago and found Geronimo’s grave in a very out of the way place on a very cold day in November.
Here is a publicity still by the Forest Service with him and me and my Smokey Bear on the Santa Fe National Forest. I am still waiting for the royalty check.
Here is Mom and Dad in Ireland back in the 80’s. They had lots of fun together.
This is Dad with my sister Ellen, brother Bob, and me at a church reunion in Payson, Arizona.
Dad even tried a little geocaching, here with me and sister Ellen. Mainly trying to be a good sport more than a love for the sport. He was always a good sport.
He has slowed down a little bit but is still sharp as a tack and is still living life.
Happy Father’s Day Dad, I love you.