Happy birthday gramps, I know you're on some new adventure up there.
Gramps, as much as I miss you I know what you'd tell me right now... "concentrate on your priorities grandson."
I'm doing that, and still missing you.
Lots of days that I have to wing it, you know gramps... stress, whatever. Then I remember you, if you were here you'd tell me to calm down, things will get better. You always know how to get through to me... doing my best to keep you proud gramps.
GrandPa, I think of you everyday. Even though, you actually became a very close friend to me for the aprroximately 8 years that I came to know you through Bryan. I learned something new every time that I spoke with you on the phone or in person. I have so much respect for you and your wonderful family that has always welcomed me with open arms. It is very hard to believe that three years have passed since the day that God called you home. You will always be alive in our hearts.
The memory of you Dad continues to remain strong just like the flame that keeps burning on thls candle !! Although it was so terribly hard to see you leave us on 2/3/2013, I know I have gained much wisdom and strength from you. I credit Jehovah God and also you for passing on to me your philosophies on getting through everday life. No one can ever take away from me the fact that you were a GREAT man and "MY DAD" !!
Thinking of you dad - today & always
I don't visit here often gramps, it's not easy missing your best friend and grandfather. I'm trying not to fall to short of your expectations, grant it happens here and there. Though turns out you were wrong about the car, she's awesome...
Missing you like crazy gramps.
Thinking of you Uncle Dan!
Thinking about you today Dad; today is 3 months since you passed away in Tampa General Hospital. I will always LOVE YOU! Your 90th birthday would have been in 10 days from now--YOU ALMOST MADE THAT MILESTONE!!!
A Special Tribute to the special man that is Dan Hand. As anyone that knows his family, he and grandma raised a very special close knit family. I am amazed at how they have rallyed around each other at this time of need without sometime not even needing to speak a word. That is just how close that they all are. I feel so priviliged to have known Dan and had become somewhat of an adopted older grandson and friend through his grandson Bryan. The love that this family shows to one another is a tribute to how Dan and Genelle raised their family. All of My Love To Dan and His VERY special Family in my heart. I Miss Grandpa everyday!
I write as a tribute and in memory of my father--my special and wonderful dad for 54 1/2 years and whom I will never forget!! I have a very wonderful and special mom to take care of as she needs me as well. I think of you every day--every time I look at birds in the backyard or at a can of split pea soup as well as hundreds of other things! I miss you so much and I will always LOVE YOU daddy!! Teresa Teresa
I must say that I was taken aback by the musical performance of Kevin Hand, Daniel's son.
Beaulah Land was amazing. I'm not quite sure how you made it through both of those songs. I am sure that Grandpa was so proud of you. That was a beautiful service yesterday.
My sincere sympathy and prayers go out to the Hand Family. I pray for God to comfort them during their time of grief.
Probably the greatest guy I ever knew! My Friend!
I have known Grandpa for about seven years now, I met him through his grandson Bryan. Life is funny, my father was friends with Dan in the 60's and 70's.And then I go and meet up with him later in my life.
He was a very devoted to his family and made me feel like I was a part of his family.
I could always talk to him about anything and he would share opinion, even if it was not what I wanted to hear. It was the right thing to do.
He was an honest man that I miss already
Love you Grandpa, Andrew
For the last two years we would have lunch at the various restaurants around town, my grandfather never made me feeler smaller than him, he always made me feel like an equal. I'm going to miss our talks about local news, politics... and especially his old war stories. He wasn't just my grandfather after all, he was my best friend.
Dan was my uncle. What I remember about him most was his great love of his family and his support of his children and grandchildren through thick and thin. Dan also loved gardening and collecting; passions common to both our families. I imagine him now looking down at us from heaven, smiling and wishing us well. Aunt Jan, Karen, Kevin, and Teresa, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.