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Sharon Sanders

Happy birthday, Dad

Posted Thursday, October 6, 2011, at 12:00 AM


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  • Sharon,

    Thanks for sharing your memories of your father.

    As I was reading it, I saw that your dad and mine were both born in 1917. Dad died in 1977, at what I now consider a young age. I can only wonder how much I could have learned from him if we'd have had another 30 years together.

    On the plus side, I'm headed back to Cape next week to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday.

    Your dad and mother must have been exceptional people. I'm sorry for your loss, but happy for all the good memories you have stored up.

    "Celebrate" was the right word.

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Thu, Oct 6, 2011, at 11:20 AM
  • So lovely. Well said. And tell me, why did the church take so long to approve the marriage?

    -- Posted by ACrafton on Thu, Oct 6, 2011, at 3:22 PM
  • The delay was caused by complications that resulted from my dad's first marriage. It had to be annulled, in order for them to be married in the Catholic Church. It took years to find a priest willing to tackle the job, and then the paperwork then had to go to the Vatican for approval.

    Sharon Sanders

    -- Posted by Sharon Sanders on Fri, Oct 7, 2011, at 7:03 AM
  • Great tribute to your dad! My father was born in 1914 and he also worked at the old shoe factory for a time before finishing his education and becoming a teacher. His name was Raymond W. Yow. He was born and grew up in Cape. Who knows if our father's paths may have crossed? Are you related to Harold and Dorothy Sanders? They had a daughter named Linda Kay Sanders who I played with on Cedar Lane many years ago. I still have photos of us together but have lost track of her. I lived with my grandmother next door to the Sanders in 1955, until maybe 1958. Harold fixed up old Model T and Model A cars which he gave us rides in. Thanks for sharing your memories with us.

    -- Posted by darlajune on Fri, Oct 7, 2011, at 11:56 AM
  • Sharon, thanks for touching tribute to your father. I fully understand as my mother succumbed to an Alzheimers-induced fog and death after 7 years of slow, agonizing degradation. My father cared for my mother all but the last year of her life.

    -- Posted by klrwhizkid on Fri, Oct 7, 2011, at 1:21 PM