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Monday, December 3, 2012

Saying Goodbye

My father-in-law said goodbye to us last week. 
 
We already miss him.
His gentle, easy-going manner
His optimistic outlook
His ready smile
His calm, level-headed thinking
His gleeful and jubilant laugh
His firm, thoughtful opinions
His careful consideration
His at-the-ready support
His confidence
His encouragement
His strong work ethic
His gusto at embracing life
His love of people
His easy way of socializing
His subtle guidance and teaching
His youthful enthusiasm
His pride and commitment to family
His respectful considerate-ness toward others
His devotion to young people
His loyalty and dedication
His exuberant sense of humor
His generosity
His outspokenness
His wonder of life
His strength
His presence
 
The world has a hole in it now that cannot be filled. 
We can only try extra-hard to follow his example. 
 
We will miss this southern gentleman.