After reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s wonderful books with my kids we just took a family trip to South Dakota (so much amazing Americana to see there). We followed the Ingalls travels from Wisconsin west to DeSmet. The experience made late 1800s history come alive. Reading about the pioneer life put this whole Covid quarantine in perspective. They had it so much harder!
My dad is 72 today. In his lifetime he has taught ballroom dancing, got accepted into West Point but family convinced him not to go, won a full scholarship for singing, offered a job in the NSA but also didn’t take it, was one of two chosen in BMT during Vietnam to do intel for the frontlines from Okinawa, was a DJ for a very popular radio show, quit his job and became a full time caretaker of my Nana with Alzheimer’s when his two other siblings wouldn’t, couldn’t find a job when he had to put her somewhere and become “the truck guy” and unloads trucks at 72, and most importantly RAISED ME BY HIMSELF! And yes that’s a run on sentence but I don’t care 🤣 Happy Birthday to “Me Ole Geezard” ❤️
A message from Dave.