This has been very hard for me to do and I've been putting this off for a while but I can no longer keep this inside. Mike Addesso AKA gunny, to me AKA papa, was a great man and loved by many. He was loud, proud and a take it or leave kind of guy.
You were truly one of the most important men in my life. I am going to miss your jokes and the random phone calls. I will always remember being your garage saling buddy or you paying me to call you Mr. Wonderful. Or the times where you would call me up and say " How's my #1? when are you dropping out of school or just quit already". I knew it was your way of asking if I'm doing good in school. You called me your #1 but I know you loved all 14 of us equally. It's very hard to accept that your gone but I know in my heart you will always be watching over me. This can't be goodbye but just see you later "dude" as you would say. I love you so much.. But until we meet again, your #1 Ashley