dad would be 62 today. although it is easily searchable in my blog, i like to let pass the memory of his last few days and replace it instead with the day he was born, december 9th. people have the most potential on the day they were born. i like this entry from wikipedia:
The term birth is used metaphorically to refer to a beginning, especially of a natural phenomenon, one that is impressive in its scope or complexity, or one that is viewed favorably.
thanks, branden, for digging up, scanning, and sending me this photo.