Wednesday, November 28, 2007

a tough day,

Today is a tough day, Today would have been my dad's 71st birthday.
He was killed in a car accident 16 years ago on a Nevada highway.

He was an IBM computer programmer during the 60's and 70's,you know when a computer was a whole room of machines and they used punch cards to key info and got those big green and white computer reports...we kids had so much fun when he brought those reports home.

He was contracted by IBM to work on the NASA Apollo Projects...he was one smart cookie. You know, in the Apollo 13 movie when those guys pull out slide dad was one of those guys.

I remember when he said that he buys "on the obsolete edge of technology", because even 16 years ago, once you get the new computer product, there was a new better one coming out. I wonder what he'd think today with the laptops, ipods, usb key fobs, digital cameras...and that KIDS have these things.

My dad was also the kind of guy, that if he found out you were passionate about something like politics, he'd argue the other side, just to get a 'rise' out of you.

I do miss him,
Happy Birthday, Daddy.
I Love you.


Sarah C. said...

Your father sounds like he was a great guy! So sorry for your loss. Hope the happy memories fill you with warmth and comfort today. ((HUGS))

toners said...

It sounds like your dad was a very special man. I know how you feel - I lost mine 18 years ago :( Sending you ((hugs))!