Today would have been the 85th trip around the sun for dad were he still with us. I had a conversation with my doc one time on a return trip from a remote clinic. He mentioned being an orphan as both of his parents were gone. I had not thought of it until his comment, but technically, he is accurate. He further noted that even though he was grown and had a decent number of years, there was still that hole which only the parents could fill. I still have mominbox with us, so are not to that point, but especially on a day like this have to recognize his point. We have moments when something occurs and I muse on the question, “what would dad do?” That then allows comparative memories to churn while applying the present situation to the character revealed in the past. Today, what I will note is that siblinginbox and I had a good dad. Thank you, God, for the time we had with him.
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