My dad was so much more than a man, he was our hero. Always strong for all of us and forever laughing and joking. I can see him now up in Heaven with my sister Karen, she is probably conning him to go get ice cream. He was the best Grampie to those five grandchildren who were his pride and joy.
He also could be very sneaky like when he planned my parents 50th anniversary party without my mom knowing anything about it. He was loved by many and was often referred to as chief or in the Clerk’s office Mr. Greenjeans. He loved life and traveling. He was able to combine his love of traveling with his service in the Lion’s Club as he traveled all over the state speaking to clubs as well as attending conventions in other states. Today he would have been 78 years old. So how am I celebrating his birthday? I am making this a day of service. This year it is just about donating things as I am still grieving for him but in the years to come it will be about working and serving the community.
My dad was first and foremost a man who loved to serve. From being a Marine to a Police Officer, to member of the town board, to members of various clubs he was all about the service. So to celebrate him and the life that he lead and the legacy that he has left us with I am making every February 3rd, my daddy’s birthday, a day of service. So I am challenging you to join me today to and serving your community. Do this in honor of the man who was my dad or for anyone you know that has passed, join me in remembering the legacy of a great man. So what service are you planning on performing?