Yes, As I get older, I come to realize that I have assumed many of dad’s qualities.
Below is the oldest picture I have of Dad and me. I believe I was 3 years old (1963) There were older photos, but they were destroyed in the flooding from Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Dad loved to read paperbacks about wars or police work and until the last few years of his life, he always had a book with him so he was ready if the opportunity presented itself and he had a few minutes to himself.
In as much as Elissa and Cole read to Adeline every evening, yesterday was the first time I took the opportunity to do so.
And what book did I read my granddaughter?
It was “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, gifted to me a few years ago by our daughter Elissa, Adeline’s mom. I must admit it was quite emotional for me and I choked up a couple of times, but I got through it and then we watched the Army-Navy game.
Being a grandparent is much more fun than I thought it would be.