Paul, the various memories I have of you are all ones that I'll carry with me for the rest of my life. The first time I ever interacted with you was when Michael and I were trying to bake a massive deep dish cookie. After about an hour, we took it out and you wanted to try it. You then laughed and made fun of us because it wasn't even cooked, and I'm pretty sure the pilot had also gone out and the kitchen smelled badly of gas... Thanks for lighting the pilot for us, and sorry the cookie sucked so much. A few months later, I began dating your daughter. She had informed me that you wanted to speak to me privately. I was mortified, but I put on my brave face and went in to talk to you. "Oh man, here comes the protective father routine," I thought to myself. You were relaxing on a bed watching what I believe was a Cubs game. You looked me right in the eyes and said, "So, you know a lot about tortoises, huh? How do you know if ours is a boy or a girl?" I was prepared to answer, "Sir you have nothing to worry about. I'll be good to Elizabeth!" So, I had to awkwardly fumble through an explanation of how male tortoises have a concave chest, while females do not. I think I had to swallow halfway through a sentence as well. I probably seemed like a nervous twit. Good first impression, huh? You and I never had any deep conversations or anything, but it wasn't really needed. I will never forget your kindness toward me. The meals you cooked were some of the best I've ever eaten. The sweet potatoes and curry stand out in my mind, but I always looked forward to your cooking. I will never forget going out to Gourmet Pizza, or taking you to Jersey's, or watching Breaking Bad. I'll always remember taking a picture of you and your daughter when I didn't know how to work the camera (you laughed at me again). I'll never forget seeing you in the hospital, although I don't think you noticed me looking in from the window. I've prayed for you every night since everything started happening, and I still do. Thank you for raising your kids right, thank you for being such an amazing person and father. I will always wish that I had gotten to know you better, but I have loved getting to know you through all the qualities you instilled in your kids. You did good. We miss you.