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.