On this summer day one year ago we all lost a very special dear man. For me, he was my Daddy. I can't hardly believe that it's been already one year since you passed away. It seems like it was only just a few months ago. It's been a hard challenging past year to get thru with you not being here for our Thanksgiving, Christmas, all of our birthdays & just recently Father's Day.
It makes me realize even more today now of how much you truly enriched all of our lives with you being here to share great memories together. I will never forget especially our last 30 years of us together. We did a lot of long distance traveling in our cars to different places during those years. I probably wouldn't have never gotten to see those places if it wasn't for you willing to help me drive all those long trips to Las Vegas, California, Niagra Falls, Canada & so many others that I won't ever forget.
Now I have to mention one very special gift I received at Christmas one year. My Daddy was truly a craftsman when it came to working with wood. This one particular project was him building me a replica of Elvis Presley's home known as Graceland. He worked on this for many months, kept it hidden away in the garage from me all those months. The detail of this house was superior to anything I have ever seen anywhere!! Even the smallest detail inside the house with all the furniture was done with precision. He really put a lot of hard long hours into building this house. So when I was given this house at Christmas I was totally surprised at what he had built. I don't think I have ever gotten any gift ever that brought out such joy & emotion in me. I was crying my eyes out with such love of what I had received. Still today that precious gift sits above my TV in my playroom. I am always reminded when I look at it, what a precious sweet caring Daddy I got to share my life with.
This past year has really got me thinking more of how Thankful & Blessed that I got to share & love all these endless sweet memories with my Daddy up until you were 83 years young. You will never be forgotten ever. Love you always, your loving son, Bruce