Thursday, February 24, 2011


My father’s yahrzeit began at sundown this evening. Dad passed away twenty-three years ago tomorrow, at the age of 68. This photograph was taken in 1942. Dad survived the army, World War II and raising three daughters only to be felled by Alzheimer’s Disease. He was funny and proud and complicated and handsome. He was an excellent storyteller and a terrific singer. He loved the heck out of his family. We, not he, were the center of his universe. He would have adored Isabella Rose.

Zichrono liveracha
His memory is a blessing...


Sue said...

Thinking of you today as you remember the great man that helped bring you into the world and raise you to be the woman you are today. What a man!!

Sue X

GAIL said...

Jesus God, I hadn't stopped to think until this morning, he was only 7 years older than I am.

And yes, Isabella would have been the newest apple of his eye!!!


Pink Granite said...

Hi Sue -
That is so lovely!
Many thanks...

Hi Gail -
Yes, he was so very young.

Mom said today that they were married just 42 years and that she has now been a widow for 23 - more than half of the number of years they were married.

Irene said...

What a wonderful photo and memory to your father!

Karen said...

Oh God he was so handsome. I am so grateful that we had a chance to put all the bad memories and hard feelings behind us after Joe and I got married.
I was finally able to tell him how much I loved him.
Thanks for this post Buttons!