This is my Dad with (I think) his grandparents.
Dad with his parents at the Academy - Parents' Weekend 1958. Was he handsome in his uniform or what?
There are lots more pics, of course, but I just get a big kick out of these really old ones.
And now some from the funeral:
This is from the visitation on Sunday after we closed the casket. It shows the flower spray and the folded US flag since he is a veteran.
Dad was buried with military honors - a 3-person team from the naval base in San Diego came and did the flag folding and presentation ceremony and a bugler played "Taps." It was really beautiful.
I tried to get a shot when they held the entire flag up for view beyond the casket, but it happened so fast that with the delay on my digital camera, I missed it (hate that delay!)
I can't believe how young these sailors are. They don't even look 18 to me!
After this picture, the flag was presented to my mother, but since I was sitting right next to her, it didn't seem appropriate to take a picture right there at that moment. I think some of the other guests may have caught it with their cameras. I hope so anyway.
Thanks again for bearing with me while I pay final tribute to my Dad. Next post it's back to the beads - I promise!