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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, Daddy.
I miss you so much.

Thomas Lee Mink
born March 3, 1923

Son of Geneva Hardy and Leo Mink
Son of the Bluegrass State
Husband of Wanda
Pvt. 1st Class
Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Husband of Betty Jane
Father of Rosemary
Father of Lee



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 3rd, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Was your father a Korean vet? Mine earned a Bronze Star there.
Mar. 3rd, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
WWII, European Theatre. My mom's friends were Korea: Daddy was seven years older than her.
Mar. 3rd, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
I noticed when you posted his birthdate that he wasn't much older than my dad (mine was born in 1929).

(hugs) How long ago did you lose him?
Mar. 3rd, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
1987--but it feels like yesterday. Daddy was the one I didn't have to "explain" the way my brain and emotions work to--he just understood, cause he was the same. I'm very much my father's child.

I lost my brother (age 11, I was just barely 16), my father (2 weeks after my 30th birthday), and my mother (during my first reign as Queen) all in February. Years apart, but nonetheless, February sucks. The only thing that makes it bearable is it's also the month both Duchezz and The Boy were born.
Mar. 3rd, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
No, I wouldn't like February much either if that were the case. (more hugs)
Mar. 3rd, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
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