Friday, April 21, 2017

A Day of Remembering

April 21st is a bittersweet day for me. For most of my life it meant celebrating my Grandma's birthday: Grandma Washburn, my maternal grandmother. She died in 2003, one week before her 85th birthday. Fourteen years gone; I hate that she never got to meet any of Daryl's and my children. Today would have been her 99th birthday. 

In the late 1970s-early 1980s, Grandma worked as a secretary for Goodyear on 22nd Street in Tampa. Her boss the store manager was a young man named Rob Keller. She introduced him to my mom and I. After he and mom got married, Dad always called my Grandma Washburn his "Mom #2". 

Six years ago today, my dad died on Grandma's birthday. Here's a handful of pictures I found today in a box I brought from my parents' house in Seffner. Good memories. I miss you Dad. 

1982 - This is actually the first day/week that Disney's Epcot was open. I got to talk to the robot! 

Father of the Bride dance - 1999
Ordination 2008. 

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