On October 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm, after 81 years of this earth, my Daddy left us after suffering a massive hemorrhagic stroke in his sleep the night before. Though it was sudden and we are all shocked and saddened, Dad felt better the last month of his life than he has in years. He had a wonderful time in Portland, Oregon with the Grandchildren and the night before he passed, he came to my house for homemade soup and “Good Cheesecake.” according to him. Dad wasn’t the most verbose guy, but what he did say he meant down to his toes. My last words to him were, “I love you, drive safe.” Daddy went to bed his final night on this earth excited about the Cubs. Oh, and according to Mom he won the last scrabble game. Daddy went out on a high note.