Happy "81st" Birthday! I am so sorry I haven't written to you in quite a long time. I've been out of commision for the last couple of months, which you know why. I do feel better today. In fact, I saw my physical therapist this morning. As of today she now has me wearing a shoe along with using crutches to begin walking. This is what I have been waiting for, for such a long time and this happened on your birthday which makes it that much more special, Dad. I know you were always listening to me in my deepest sorrow wondering when I would get out of this depression. Thanks for not listening to 1 of my requests, you know what I mean Dad. Being laid up for 8 weeks this summer I missed so much. Father's Day came and went along with all our family's birthdays in Heaven. So now let me wish you a "Happy Belated Father's Day" Dad along with your birthday today. Please tell our family "Happy Belated Birthday" also.
This past saturday we were together celebrating Jessica's departure to college. These get togethers are never the same without you. When it came to the cake, well let's just say that was always one of your favorite desserts. There's always so much left over and you would be the one to take the rest home, since you didn't want it to be thrown away. You know Dad, I always told you that to entice you to take it home. You'd say, "Oh no, don't throw it away, I'll take it home." Nobody was ever going to throw it away, it was our way to get you to take it.
Joey, Alma and Adelina (Addy) have relocated from the East Coast to L.A. for Joey's job promotion. Alyssa is back living at home working as a sales representative selling wine for now. Li'l Michael isn't so little anymore Dad. I've noticed his hair is getting darker, not so red which I loved. He's going to American Canyon High School and he loves it. You're grandkids are really growing up Dad, you'd be so proud of them all. Oh, by the way Loretta did get her job at Napa State Hospital and she already got a better position. Mom's fine, she says she really misses you and so does Tank. He is getting older and it's getting harder for him to walk.The rest of us are okay. Work is really really slow right now, we need for it to pick up.
I'm sure you know about the earthquake we had here in American Canyon, Napa and Vallejo. Very scarey when it happened, this one was different, but were all fine.
Jonathan and I stopped by to see you and the rest of the family at All Soul's today. We really miss you and the rest of the family. Not a day doesn't go by Dad, you know, you're always in my heart, in my thoughts and in my memories. I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU SO MUCH!
Your daughter, Saundra
P.S. I guess you can see that the "S.F. Giants" are doing a lot better now that they brought up some of the minors. They should have been brought up sooner. It's starting to get exciting now that they are winning and the season is coming to an end. Let's just hope they make it to the playoffs. The Oakland "A's" well that's another story. They were doing so well until they did that trade with Cespeds. I wanted to see them go all the way this year to the World Series, it's their turn. Jonathan's baseball season is over for this year.
Football season is in full swing! Patricia just went to an "Oakland Raiders" game with cousin Danny Garcia, she had a blast.