By the numbers:
34,310 + = days alive*
25,550 + = days married*
Hundreds of family events:
The gold dress I wore in this family picture was a gift from my godparents . . .
Countless dinners and events across many states . . .
I remember presenting in Austin, TX and driving on down to visit Bob and Dorris. It didn’t seem right to be “in the same state” and not go visit! However, my favorite story is from my 16th birthday.
Old enough to drive with
Driver’s license in hand.
Five “drivers” in the family.
Mathematical improbability to get “drive time” as the youngest driver.
AND YET . . .
My godparents sent me a birthday card with a car key in it.
“When you find the car that fits this key, it’s yours!” was written inside the card.
My godfather and uncle . . . Bob!
You will be missed!
(* Leap years were not accounted for. The numbers are approximations for average years.)
You were a father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and filled so many hearts.
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