Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Happy Birthday Jim
So yesterday was my late step dad's birthday. He passed away from cancer a few years back but even though he isn't with us anymore my Mom decided we should still celebrate his birthday. So yesterday we had a really fun party at the park in his honor.
It was really fun we had BBQ chicken, fruit salad and home made root beer (Jim's favorite) we even had cake and ice cream. After everyone had eaten we all took turns telling what we had learned from him or what we had remembered the most about him. I didn't think I was going to have anything to say when it was my turn, but I surprised even myself with my memory about Jim was that he never yelled. It actually annoyed me at the time (I was a teenager what can you expect now it is a treasured memory) But any time someone would be mad and yelling at someone else Jim would always say "where is the fire? Why are you yelling? I don't see a fire" I guess in his mind having a fire is the only circumstance where yelling is allowed. =) It was so much fun getting to see all my step brothers and sisters and most of all getting to remember Jim.
Happy Birthday! We love and miss you!