My Dad and Mom married young. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary this month.


My brothers, my sister and I were lucky kids. We had a father and mother who raised us with love, attention, and discipline. My Dad was always my idol and I followed him around like a puppy. (as I have written before)

I was busy celebrating Fathers Day with Daddy this past Sunday and neglected to honor him here at The Wide Awake Cafe. So here are some photos that almost capture his sweet essence.


My Pop, drinking a pop.


His grandkids call him “Pappy.


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