It's hard to believe that my dad passed away 10 years ago tomorrow. Today would be my parents' 66th wedding anniversary. I made this altered book in about 2005 or so, to help me work through my grief.
The lyrics at the bottom are from the Dave Matthews Band song, "The Dreaming Tree". I love the song but it makes me cry every time I hear it.
Dad's on the left, mom on the right. They thought they were invited to a costume party at their beach house, hosted by my cousins. So dad put on a wig and one of my mom's pant suits (how 70s), and they got some huge orange and pink sunglasses. Not sure where mom got the shirt but she's wearing a captain's hat. We arrived at the beach house and they were shocked to find out they misunderstood the invitation. Hilarity ensued.
Dad used to perform in the annual Lions Club Minstrel Show. He was a member of the main chorus and often sang a solo (as seen on the left, he was singing 'Baby Face'). He got great pleasure out of dressing in drag for the Flora Dora Girls. I always laugh at the unfortunate flash bulb reflection on his balloon boobs.
He always took me to see the Red Sox.
He marched in many town parades as part of the Lions Club.
At the airport when our 3 week trip to California commenced in August, 1988.
I got this note when I got a raise at Channel 56.
The last time I saw him in April, 2003.