What is a tree . . . simple yet complex . . . branches & leaves . . . over and over.
Yesterday Rick planted a tree given to him by my brothers and sisters to commemorate the passing of his dad.
Much like this tree, Dick was simple and complex, elegant and beautiful, giving and supportive. He gave Rick his roots and support, his strength and wisdom.
My dad was 97. Vibrant and healthy, he was walking a couple miles a day until three weeks ago. Outgoing and conversational, he remained sharp and engaged until a few minutes before he left.
He was a grateful man with a gentle elegance. In his gratitude, he received the blessings of many friends, a grateful son and a loving family.
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