It’s August 9th today, …

a day that makes me stop and whisper "happy birthday, Dad."  My father, Jim Coleman, would've been 78 years old today, had he not died at age 66 of a massive heart attack. (the "Dad" in the 80th birthday posts is my step-dad .... he's Dad, my father is my father .... that's how I …

Happy Birthday Dad — in heaven

Today my father, Jim Coleman, would've been 77 years old. He's been gone 10 years, as of April of this year, and I still miss him very much. I wish he could've met my daughters.  I wish he could've seen me graduate from college.  I wish I would've had the presence of mind to talk …