Monday, August 5, 2019

Papa Jack, a Legacy

I'm taking an idea that Brenda shared on her blog;
It's A Beautiful Life blog
by honoring my dad.

My dad (Papa Jack),
passed away on June 24, 2006.
We still miss him very much!

Below is a picture from a blog post 
that I did a few years back.

My dad was a war veteran and he served in the
United States Air Force.

         This is all I have left of my dad.
                    His Air Force hat
                    Shoe horn
                    Reading glasses
                    His handkerchief
                    Some of his ashes in a cement heart.

Collage left to right:
His middle brother, mother, father, oldest brother
           My dad is the little blonde guy.
My dad in his flight suit. 
             He received The Purple Cross
My dad loved to sit in the sun.
This is the last picture of my dad 
             before he died, weeks later.

My dad  LOVED his family.
Below, Kimmy and Todd gave Papa Jack 
a haircut before he had surgery on his head.
He didn't know they gave him a Mohawk!

Which brings me to this handsome guy!
Levi, our 9 year old grandson,
 has been asking a lot questions 
about Papa Jack.

It was an honor to give him
 my dad's military dress hat.

 Levi wants to build a 
Legacy Shelf 
to display this hat
 and other memorabilia on.

This has made me so pleased!


"The wise will inherit honor, but fools display dishonor."
Proverbs 3: 35


  1. Today is my dad's birthday. He passed away a few days after Father's Day in 1999. It was awesome that you did this post on his birthday. I have my dad's Bible and a bowling trophy and that's about it. But the memories are there for both of us. How touching that Levi wants to start a legacy shelf.

  2. Such an awesome tribute to your dad, Christine, what levi is doing not only brought tears but joy to my eyes and heart. How awesome that he wants to take the time to remember and memorialize family..
    Much love to you and your family, my dh and I are praying for Nathan.

  3. Very nice tribute to your dad. The pic of his hat is especially nice. My dad passed three years ago this December. Seems like a dream. Thankful he was a very good man. Love your header on your blog. Blessings,

  4. What a beautiful tribute to your Dad and a great idea for a post! Love your banner too! Enjoy your day!

  5. What a lovely tribute to your dad! I lost my dad way back in 1980, I wish I had more memories and memorabilia to hang on to, but sadly so much of it has disappeared over the years. Recently, my mom passed and we did find a few more treasures from my dad's own air force days. He was a tail gunner in was fun to unearth his records. A little more history to hang on to. :)

  6. First Christine, this post warmed and moved my heart so much. What a beautiful tribute. Second, thank you for your cheerful support in my new journey here at Blogspot. It means a lot.

  7. Christine, so nice to meet you! I just took a little time to nose around your blog. :)

    This tribute to your dad is heartwarming. For some reason, I really love the picture of him soaking up the sun. And so sweet that your grandson is taking such an interest in your dad and in family history.

    Speaking of grandsons, I see that you have a new little guy in your world! Congratulations to all of you!


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