Monday, May 24, 2010


This week, I thought I would share some pictures and thoughts about my dad.
In general, my dad was a REALLY quiet person.  In group conversations, he rarely spoke up unless he felt what he had to say was very important.  One on one though, if you got him on a topic that he was greatly interested in, he could talk forever.  Like his farm or books or even gospel topics.  His knowledge of the scriptures was tremendous.
Because he was so quiet, and only spoke up occasionally, I think some people were left with an impression of my dad that he was a little gruff and rough.  But in reality, the opposite is true.  My dad was pretty much a great big teddy bear.  And every child that ever met him knew it. 
Babies especially loved to cuddle up with him.  My dad didn’t really sing.  But when he held a little one, he could always get them to sleep, usually by a low toned humming and laying them on his soft warm belly.  It was like magic.


Nana said...

What a dear, sweet man.

The Jackson Family said...

These pictures are just so sweet!

Becky Shuler said...

David has always been a kid magnet! Mema

KYLIA said...

What sweet pictures your kids have to remember him by! Makes we wanna cry all over again...good thing this isn't a video blog!

Mandi said...

I love the pic of your sleeping baby all cuddled up on grandpa..... perfect!

Becky Shuler said...

Your dad was so good and gentle with children. We felt special because he took an interest in our kids. He was always friendly and kind to them when we'd see him. I love your pictures. They are a treasure.