Saturday 31 January 2015

Goodnight daddy x

On January 8th, 2015, my lovely father passed away suddenly. Goodnight big man x

Not how did he die, but how did he live?

Not what did he gain, but what did he give?

These are the units to measure the worth

of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Not, what was his church, nor what was his creed?

But had he befriended those really in need?

Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer,

to bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say,

but how many were sorry when he passed away. 

-Author unknown 

Dad, Claire, me and Cara (around 1985)

Claire, dad and me (early 1990's)

Dad, mum and Claire (1983)

Dad in his navy days

Dad and his brother Jack (2014)