Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Tanya

My first born was Tanya Faith. She was born on the Ides of March 1967, while I was fighting in Vietnam. It would be 7 months before I first laid eyes on her at a truckstop in Brookfield Mo. It's a moment I will never forget. The truckstop is gone now with only a slab of concrete where the parking lot was. But I think about that first meeting every time I pass there.

Happy Birthday darlin. May you have many more. Dad


  1. Happy Birthday, Tanya Faith... Aw, Dad, what a story! Gives me the chills. The Ides are sure a special day for you and yours.

  2. Awweee, what a loving Poppa. Happy birthday, Tanya!

  3. Dad - learning so many new things about you. Love the story. Love the lady. Love you.