Wednesday, February 13, 2008

And he's my Dad ...

Arthur Arnold Hendrickson Jr.
November 9, 1928 -- February 13, 2008

Beloved son, brother, we called you 'Sonny'.
You worked hard and played harder than most.
You were a businessman and got all around town.
They called you the paper boy.
You are a Sweetheart, husband, lover, Alice calls you
You were a Navy career man and traveled
around the world.
You were a Chief Machinist Mate, buddy and
friend to many.
They called you Pop.
You were teacher, motivator and so much more.
They call you Dad.
You were baseball coach, homework coach, chauffeur,
pancake maker, story teller and so much more.

They call you Grandpa, Pop-pop, Great grand Dad,
buddy, chief, and friend.
It has been a good life.

You have lived it on your terms.
Thank you so very much for being you.
You have loved much and are loved greatly

When this life is over, your love will live on in
All of us as we strive to be all that we can be as you did.
We love you.

[writen by his sister, Virginia]

This is Dad and his sister in High School. Milford, NH 1946

And Dad with Mom, 1966 ...

The year before I graduated from High School ... 1966 ... this is the way I will always picture them together.

Ten years ago Dad showed me around Cypress Gardens ... we had the BEST time together! Thanks to Mom for loaning him to me for the day.

I love you and will miss you, Dad.

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