It's been nearly 10 years since my Dad passed away. But today is his birthday, and I'll always celebrate his day! This is one of my favorite photos of my Dad. It was taken before his marriage to Mom in 1939, probably during his college days in the late '30s. It epitomizes three things: his love of the outdoors, his classiness (note he's wearing a tie even at the side of a raging river!) and his exuberance. It looks like he's not just merely waving, but lifting his arm in pure joy!
Last year I created this layout in his honor, and I feel just the same way today. Thanks for the memories, Dad!