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15 years ago, on 24 October 1993, at the age of 53, my daddy left this world, and went to someplace better...Even though i know he is in a better place, i miss him terribly.. somedays, i can smell his colonge... My oldest daughter is the only one of my children who actually KNEW my dad.. My 2 younger children know my dad because Stephanie and i keep him alive in our hearts, and our minds.

My daddy worked at Ford Motor Company, Ypsilanti Coil plant for 30 years.. He was fun! i can remember when we were kids, when it would snow, daddy and the neighbor, would help us kids build Igloo’s, snowmen, and an iceskating rink in our yard! Even after work, hed come home, and cook a great meal! then would go outside with us, and do crazy fun stuff!

Daddy always took the family on great vacations! We went to Washington DC on year, Maryland, Vermont, Virginia, just to name a few.. Every summer we would go camping at Lake Michigan..  

I was taught to respect others, love unconditionally, not be prejudice, and to help others..

Daddy love me unconditionally, and he was ALWAYS there for me.. He never told me he was sick, until maybe the last 5 or 6 years of his life.. and then it wasn’t because he told me.. a Dr. with a bad bedside manor told me...

His reason for not telling me was because he was aftaid i would start drinking again, and he didn’t want to jeopordize my recovery..I had been sober 9 years when i found out he was sick.. Gosh, he was so considerate, he worried about me! not that he was dying!

Oh my goodness.. Daddy used to wrap christmas gifts, and they were beautiful! no one wanted to open them! LOL  Then, when Mrs. Heydlauff passed away, Daddy would cook, and make desserts on the weekend for Mr. Heydlauff, and the boys..

He was always giving.. Would take food to people who had surgeries, or bake cookies for someone just because! Oh and what a great cook! PHEW! lol he could take ANYTHING and make it wonderful! lol i guess i should have watched him a little more! lol

He also would decorate cakes on the side.. he made beautiful ones too.. lol.. one year, my mom told daddy he had an order for a fathers day cake, and she gave him a piece of paper that had all the things the dad liked; diving, swimming, etc.. well, he mad a wonderful cake, and you should have seen his face Fathers day morning! LOL He looked at my mom and said ” you mean i decorated MY OWN CAKE “? lol

Well, thats a little bit about my daddy.. thank you for letting me share!  

As Myliu Tave Daddy! xx



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      Darla5 wrote Oct 25, 2008
    • After reading this about your Dad makes me want to call my Mom and Dad. Thank you for sharing your Father with us.
      What  wonderful memories you have.



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      Linni wrote Oct 25, 2008
    • you are welcome Darla.. He was so fun, and a great guy! i wish you all could have known him! if i can find someone with a scanner, im going to scann a picture of him..
      Blessings
      Linni



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      Cheryl Guy wrote Oct 25, 2008
    • I thank god that my daddy is still with us. He will be 70 next February! My dad has a huge heart like yours. Thank you for sharing that with us.



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      Linni wrote Oct 25, 2008
    • that is awsome luvin40! cherrish every minute!
      Blessings to you!



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      Marie Hempsey wrote Oct 25, 2008
    • Linni,
      What beautiful sentiments about your dad. He sounds like he was wonderful. My dad is still with us...he is 85 and still sharp as a tack! Physically he is failing fast though...so sad! Thank you for this, i really appreciate your words!
      God Bless you!
      Friends,
      Ree



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      Theresa Simmons wrote Oct 28, 2008
    • Linni,i read your blog,and as i was reading it,i got to thinling ,my mother died on this date last year. i was wondering why it hit me so hard. your father sounds great. thank you for sharing that story with us. im very sure as you were writing this he was looking down from heaven smileing at you,thinking how PROUD he is of you.   you ARE alot like him.always thinking of outhers,,,giving things....i could go on but i think you know what im trying to say.  it is certainly a blessing haveing you as a friend.



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      Dennie05 wrote Oct 28, 2008
    • Yea, little girls always miss their Daddys.  Reading your story made my eyes well up with tears.  I was fortunate to have mine for the time I did.  He died 15 years ago. Thank you for sharing.



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      Linni wrote Oct 29, 2008
    • terrilynn, i really learned alot from him..you guys would have loved him! he was alot of fun to be around!

      dennie, i was DEFINATLEY was a daddy’s girl! :) he always called me princess! i joke with friends and my children, and say im the Lithuanian Princess! and one day my 10 year old ( she was about 5 ) says: ” um momita, how can YOU be a Lithuanian Princess? ” and my reply: Because we are Lithuanian, and my daddy called me Princess! :)



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