It is midnight plus forty five, so the day has just started but we haven’t signed off for the night. I couldn’t tell you what the weather is doing as it’s dark outside, but it’s pretty quiet, so it’s not raining or windy.
It’s a special day today as my late FIL would have been 100 years old today. Sadly he passed away in 2004, but we shall be lighting a candle for him later in the day.
I had a soft spot for Hubby’s Dad. It took a while to appreciate his sense of humour, but we got on very well and I have a host of fond memories concerning cakes, playing Father Christmas, roast dinners, and our debates. Oh how I miss our debates. Sometimes he would deliberately take the opposite view and although sometimes things got a bit heated, it was just the passion of what we believed or how we felt.
He was already retired from the army when Hubby and I got together, though he did have his reservations when we first met. Apparently he said I seemed like a nice girl, but did he (Hubby) know what he was doing?
He was over the moon for us when we paid off our mortgage, bartered with us for a new computer when he gave up driving and insisted Hubby have his car which was only a few years old, and I have visions of him chatting with my Dad over a glass of homebrew and tucking into one of my Mum’s apple pies.
Happy birthday Dad. We miss you ❤