My dad did our family geneology sp? my entire childhood and on through his death. He was almost done writing a book upon his untimely death.
I remember sitting with him during his brief illness with pancreatic cancer which took his life so quickly. I watched him thinking of ALL the knowledge he had, wishing we could somehow capture it and keep it with us for always.
He was a GREAT story teller! Though I regret, my sisters and I never truly appreciated that fact until it was too late.
We have many a great vacation story of our own to tell now, though, during our childhood and youth as he took our family along as he explored "his roots" across some interesting locations across the eastern and southeastern USA. Very funny, some of our experiences, I might add!
I do recall bits and pieces of the stories, now. But I'd give anything if he were here now to share his stories with me and my children and children-in-laws now that we can really appreciate it more.
My husband is an absolute history buff, and he was interested in all the stories that daddy told him once we were together.
If only I had cared more years ago.....something I will always regret!
"Being someone's first love may be great, but to be their last love is beyond perfect!"