my dad on his last b-day

Today would have been my dad’s 90th birthday. The only thing he loved more than his family and his faith, was Wyoming. He certainly learned about homesickness during his service in WWII and Korea. He’d venture away, but was always happy to get home.

My sister sent me the above picture, taken on his  89th birthday. I missed it because I was in Texas. I didn’t know it would be his last.

I missed a lot while I was away from home (and yes, Wyoming is home for me, too). This won’t be a long blog post, because my heart and mind are full of memories that only matter to me. Instead I’ll leave you with one of the hub’s shots of my dad’s favorite location on this Earth:

wyoming view
Copyright by WyoJones. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

If there are places and/or people you haven’t seen for a while, don’t wait. Make the time, because now might be all the time you have.

Perilously yours,


Happy Birthday, Dad

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Dad

  • February 20, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Good advice, Pauline. My mother passed away suddenly about a year after the last time I saw her, so I did not know it was the last time. I was lucky when my father passed away the next year that I was able to get there to say goodbye.

    If I may, I’d add the advice to tell everyone that you love them every chance you get.

    • February 23, 2017 at 8:51 am

      Yes, we need to be sure to tell people we love them as often as possible. We just never know. So sorry for your losses. xo

      • February 25, 2017 at 3:18 am

        And I am so sorry for your losses, Pauline. {{{{hugs}}}}}

        Your father’s favorite place is stunningly beautiful.

        • February 25, 2017 at 1:49 pm

          Thanks, Elizabeth. Hugs back at you. Yes, Wyoming is stunningly beautiful. I feel blessed to have grown up here and have been able to return. 🙂

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