1: Life is not a matter of counting the years, It's a matter of making the years count!
2: Daddy's Girls
3: She ain't even thinkin' bout what's really goin' on right now but I guarantee this memories a big'in and she thinks we're just fishin'
5: tickle fights
7: Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. ANATOLE FRANCE
8: vintage dad
10: It is better to wear out than to rust out. RICHARD CUMBERLAND
11: a kID aT HEaRt
14: good for: a dance | and GOOD CONVERSATION | a cocktail
17: I remember Daddys hands, working 'til they bled. Sacrificed unselfishly, just to keep us all fed. ........... If I could do things over, I'd live my life again. And never take for granted the love in Daddys hands.
18: “for takin’ me fishin’ and flyin’ my kites And tuckin’ me in, yes, night after night. To my beautiful lifelong friend hey Daddy thanks again.”
19: This day I give you away
20: Our Dad Our Dad was a hard working man. His work ethic was admirable. In fact we think he ordered this snow, so he could to get back to plowing the roads. He never complained about working in the harsh weather, long hot summer days above the steam roller, or the sleepless nights in the plow. He loved his job- as it provided for our family.In the summer we would take Sunday drives to feel how smooth the new road he had just paved was. He enjoyed working at Wilber Lime, for the Town of Trempealeau, hauling milk for Freddie, and was a smart mechanic. Even his hobbies were hard labor; fixing and repairing small engines and farm work. Dad was a kid at heart. On the weekends he made us popcorn and loaded it with butter and salt. He let us put as many teaspoons of sugar as we wanted on our cereal. And of course those banana shakes! He would’ve had a milkshake everyday if possible. Margie tells us this is still the case-. We came across pictures that show him riding a bike with training wheels just a couple of years ago, a picture of a full size tractor pulling a radio flyer wagon full of kids attached to the hitch, and burning rubber with the roadster as he peeled out the driveway. His young spirit had him begging us to come outside and build snowmen even in our late teens. No matter what our age, there would always be a game of “pie” in snow in the backyard. | Our dad was a fun dad. He always took the time to play with us. -Brenda remembers playing softball with him, when occasionally he’d pitch a rotten apple- and of course you didn’t know it till you hit it! Playing many games of HORSE, the tree house he built us, (complete with a mailbox) and go carts and lawn mowers to race. -Angela remembers tickle fights, homemade stilts, playing cards, chopping wood, playing pool, and long drives in the country. Our favorite memory was riding in the truck with kit kats and chocolate milk! As you know- dad was a jokester. He always had a joke, and was always trying to share a laugh. How about the time he told us a dead bunny on side of road was the Easter bunny just days before Easter?! That one might not have been so funny- and many tears were shed that night. Everyone knew him for always having a smile or smirk on his face.
21: Dad was very generous. He was always giving us the second helping even if that meant he didn’t get one. He was also very generous to tell us he liked our first food experiments including chocolate pudding with cheese chunks. He always found time to visit elderly friends and to care for his Uncle- Stormin Norman. Of course there was always time for teaching people to play euchre, especially Margie’s family. | Going through pictures yesterday reminded us he lived a great life. He was very special to so many people. We love hearing the wild and crazy stories that his brothers and sisters have of him on the farm; Snowmobiling, goofing off during chores, antics with the Severson boys & friends, skipping school with forged notes, and breaking his sister’s arm. His best friend Charlie and him were always up to something. Margie and him have wonderful memories for the short time they shared together. Ryan, Charlie, and Rayner Michael will learn all about him as we keep his memory alive. Dad was a happy guy even with all the adversity he faced. He taught us life is what you make of it, and to find happiness in the little things. We know he is sitting around a card table right now with Nellie Mae, Merlin, brother Bobbie, Charlie, Uncle Norman, Aunt Marion, and Frank. | Our Dad