Far away, some 7,083 km or 4,400 miles flying distance + several hours by car, my Daddy - Papa is having his 93rd Birthday. We have been only to one of his birthdays in 1987, in all 30 years as immigrants. That is the price one pays for being far, far away. But on the other hand, nobody ever came to my birthday here in Dublin, Georgia.
Here is a Happy Dad, on the couch with me here in Dublin, Georgia in March of 1993 when he came to Georgia from The Netherlands, without Mom.
I'd given Dad a ticket to San Francisco where we both went together.
Some very fond memories!
Dad in his beautiful garden at a time when we visited them in The Netherlands, October 6, 1985.
His beautiful garden, where several Bridal pictures have been made, is no more as there is now half a village build and many homes surround their now small property...
Only the memories remain!
Here Dad is with me at the Okefenokee swamp in south Georgia on December 1, 1990
Dad at the Riverfront of Savannah Georgia on December 4, 1990
Dad came to the USA a total of 6 times and Mom joined him 4 times; so we do have lots of fond memories of their stay on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
In our 30 years as immigrants we visited them 63 times either from Georgia, USA; Italy or from Indonesia.