|Bo's second birthday.|
Gene was in an area I never saw somewhere outside the delivery room when he heard my announcement. He turned to the friends, Joe & Mary, and my parents, Arleigh & Mary, who were all there waiting with him saying, "we have a boy"! My mother later told me that Gene looked absolutely shocked at the news of a baby boy. And a beautiful baby boy he was as he is a handsome man.
|My Dad, Arleigh, with John Roger, 1975.|
Although yesterday was Father's Day, no plans were made to specifically celebrate yesterday for Gene. We went to lunch after church, dropped in on an ailing friend and headed home for a little rest before heading to a baseball game. We left for the game after I remembered to grab the tickets. Whew, that was close almost forgot them. I dumped the always present recycling items in our bins in the garage and off we went for the ballpark in the Jeep, sans windows and doors. Pulled into the parking place, I reach for the tickets and panicked. No envelope to be found. Good grief, I put it in the recycling bin back at home.
For the record, it is 36 minutes round trip from the ball park to our home and back to the ball park parking garage. That time does include digging through the box of recycling to find the elusive ticket envelope. While all other recycling pieces lay parallel the bottom of the bin, that little envelope had slipped down the side of the bin. Anyway, while we did miss out on a Freese bobble head, we did make it in time for free brats and all the fixing's. And if you are ever in Springfield going to a game and lose your tickets, they will reprint them for you. Oh, well, we really did not need the bobble head anyway.
Earlier in the day Gene received a text message from his son saying what a great dad he was and is. Then two more texts came from our Bo's close friends.
|2010 visit with John and friends with |
Dad Gene in the background supervising.
|Grandpa/Dad Gene, John Roger & Grandsons, circa 2010|