Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day

I wish everyone could have met my dad, what an amazing man! I want to share a few things about him:

- FUNNY, HILARIOUS as can be, he would often have everyone rolling w/ laughter!
- Smart with a capital S! Sharpest mind, the amount of knowledge his mind held was amazing.
- Nicest, most sincere, kind, humble person on this planet, he made friends where ever he went, no matter who was there. We never went anywhere, ever without him knowing someone.
- Patient, I do not have a single memory of him raising his voice or EVER getting mad.
-Spriritual, loved to read the scriptures and loved to learn about church history
- Athletic, awesome at any and every sport he ever tried
-and Handsome to boot!

14 comments:

Alison said...

Jane - your tribute took my breath away!!! Your dad was an amazing man...

D'Lonna said...

Jane,

Your dad was an awesome man! His eyes reflected love and joy of life. He always made a point to talk to me and say a kind word. I am glad that I was able to meet him!!!

D'Lonna

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing about your dad :) He sounds pretty darn cool.

Courtney Vance said...

I'm glad that you posted such sweet memories, I knew that you would today. I only met him once but knowing you and Katie I know that your dad raised a great family and he would be proud of that.

Dawn said...

He was the best - and still is. We sang "O My Father" in Sacrament meeting today, and it made me cry. My father-in-law had a way of making everyone feel welcome and at ease around him.

Thanks for the post!

Katie and Jeff said...

I was thinking of your dad and you all today. His nicknames for everyone. So funny and easy to talk to. He was a great man and unforgettable.

Maryann said...

Jim was one of a kind and so much fun to be around. I still think of him often and smile every time.

Johnston Family said...

Jane, What a sweet post! It sounds like your Dad was an awesome guy! What else should I suspect though, because just of what I know of you, you would have had to come from great parents. And also, from your comment on my blog, I agree, we do need to hang out more! I'll try to give ya a call sometime soon & we'll plan it!

TheHottonSix said...

What wonderful memories. I Love...love...LOVE the picture of you with him on your wedding day.

Jessup Jive said...

Such beautiful memories, I can see why you named a child after him. Thanks for sharing

Anderson Family said...

He sounds like he was truly an amazing man! You tribute was beautiful. It gave me chills!

Lisa Hall said...

Jane - that was so beautiful, and all so true. He really IS all of those things and more.

nicole said...

I wish I could have met your dad. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about him. I remember John and I had just started dating and I was with him when he got the news of your dad's sudden and shocking passing. He and Scott were both devastated and then proceeded to tell me that your dad was their favorite uncle, who always took an active interest in them and in the things they were persuing.
What a remarkable individual...and such a beautiful father's day triibute!

Lauri said...

Definitely one of my favorite uncles!!!

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