Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

My dad, pictured on the right turns 71 today. He has had a rough year dealing with my mom's illness and his own. Growing up, I remember him working 14 to 16 hour days. He never took a vacation and unfortunately did not get to really enjoy his retirement. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's about 5 years ago. He is an avid fly fisherman and ties some mean flies. He also used to love making stain glass windows. The one below he made about 30 years ago. I think my creativity comes from his side of the family.

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