Dad standing in front of his childhood home, getting ready to leave for his base in San Diego.

Standing in one of the shops on his naval ship, the USS Dubuque (he’s on the left).

Happy belated birthday to my one-of-a-kind father, who growing up cleaned all my scrapes with rubbing alcohol and then blew on them so they wouldn’t hurt so bad. He also challenged me to drink a cup of vinegar, which (as I quickly learned) leads to throwing up said vinegar. Welp, thanks for the life lessons Dad! xo