Daily Archives: September 19, 2013

We Sadly Say Good-bye

“The Greatest Generation” lost another of its own yesterday.

pop as soldier_Snapseed

Motor Man’s father passed away at home in the early morning hours. He was 91.

Pop was an infantryman, serving in France and Germany during World War II. He received many honors and medals, including a Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

pop soldier 9-18-2013 8-39-41 AM

He was married to his bride (who survives him) for 71-plus years.

mom and pop

They were parents to four children, Motor Man being the only son.

pop mom jr

Every time Marshall visited, the first and last thing he did was shake Pop’s hand. Pop would say: “Hello, Marshall. And how’s your behavior?”.

marshall and pop 4-3-2011 5-07-25 PM

This is a favorite picture, taken at the celebration of “Mom” and “Pop’s” 69th anniversary in 2011.

db jr marshall mom pop 6-5-2011 10-36-52 AM

Pop was great grandaddy (“Gee-Gee”) to four little ones, with a fifth expected next spring. And, oh, how he adored those great grands.

pop and josey

A true Southern gentleman, a man of few words (which made what he did say even more noteworthy), a proud American and a loving and much-loved family man.

home of the brave 5-5-2011 7-56-12

Long before we’re ready, we sadly say good-bye, 
but there are those in a far better place
 who are softly whispering: “welcome home”.