By way of explanation for what I'm posting, I lost my Dad 12 years ago today. I have lots to say on this topic, but will save that for another time. In the meantime, I'd just like to share something I wrote about him for my myspace profile. I was asked who my hero is and this was my response:
My Dad. Civil engineer by day, Rescue Squad / Mercy-6 Cardiac Unit EMT volunteer by night. Lover of Doo Wop. Belcher of the alphabet. Amateur finger snapper. Seaglass hunter. Rescue Squad Santa Claus. Keep watching over me, Boomer. "Everywhere I go, every smile I see, I know you are there smilin' back at me. Dancin' in moonlight, I know you are free, 'cause I can see your star shinin' down on me."