Monday, January 26, 2009

Dad, I hardly knew ye

Happy birthday, Dad. Winona born, Lawrenceville class of '42 (Raymond), WWII vet (Fifth Marines, Peleliu at age 19, Okinawa at age 20, post-war duty in China), Carleton grad, Yale Law School, husband for 43 years, father of six, ethical and activist lawyer. I have missed you ever since 1986 when I was a mere pup of 34 and you were only 61.

4 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! (you actually know more about him than I do about my dad)

Susan said...

And what a handsome young man!

I have my dad's "soldier photo," also, and cherish it.

Just_because_today said...

touching.

Dori said...

Your dad went to Carleton? So did Hal Higdon (also Peter Tork, but that's another generation.) I worked there for a few years before I went back to school to finish my degree. I'll bet you miss him; he died very young.