Those photos are both early release versions of myself and my Dad. Today is the date ten years ago that he passed away; I had seen him a few weeks earlier. I did have my calendar reminder ping me earlier, but was reminded just ow as I was telling someone the story of Mickey, the dog who has long marked my online presence.
I got Mickey as a pup in July 2001, and it was my decision to name him after my Dad’s nickname. Mickey’s gone. Dad’s gone. I’m here and thinking of them both today.
As usual, I link on this day to a web site I made for my Dad when I was trying to deal with those 5 months of knowing he was going – http://dommy.com/dad