I don’t have a lot of pictures of my dad. At least, not many pictures that would be uploadable. To give you a mental picture: 6’2”, thin, dark brown hair, cut in a perpetual boy’s regular style, short beard, big brown eyes, occasional glasses, shy, but liked to ask you questions, soft spoken, willing to laugh at your jokes, universally adored, born and raised and stayed in southeastern Massachusetts, do the right and responsible thing believer, John Kerry style Catholic.
A good man. A real man, faults like the best of them, but a good man. A man I miss everyday, and today a little extra. Make sure you love your dads a whole lot when they’re around, because as much as you can love them a whole lot when they are no longer here, it’s just not nearly as good.