It's a day to celebrate Fathers,
and the place they hold in our lives. . .
here and gone
very much here,
with my sons
He's blessed with great curiosity,
wisdom, a lively mind, still-quick-reflexes,
and the gift of grandchildren
and great grandchildren to enjoy.
There's the father of my sons. . .
blessed with a zest for adventure, a love of sports,
and the ability to turn the "game" of golf
into a quest for perfection.
My daughter's father, Jon --
brilliant, caring, musical, a great conceptual thinker
There's my elder son,
great, systematic problem solver,
tender, loving father. . . .
and there are fathers that have gone before,
blazing a trail,
leaving their genetic material
as a DNA ladder for us to climb
My mother's father, with his bride
Lela Emmoline Lile
(my mother's mother)
my father's father Loren Lloyd Arnett
(with his bride, my grandmother Mafie Marie Arnett)
and of course,
the fathers of my grandfathers
Immigrant Swede, Samuel Miller (born Bengtsson)
father of my mother's father
Anvil James Arnett, father of my father's father,
and Mary Biggs Arnett, my paternal great-grandmother.
Happy Father's Day
to the Fathers in my life!