Such a patient, loving man. He was devoted to my mom in the years after her stroke, caring for her at home. And never missing a day when she was hospitalized.
He was pretty handy too. I still have the tv table and stereo stand he made, out of walnut lumber he had milled from a friend's downed tree. He was often out in his shop in the barn, puttering around, and working on things. Why, he and mom even built both homes they lived in, from scratch.
My dad. He was quite the catch.
And quite the handsome dude he was too.