My Father: A Legacy

My Dad, the proud father with my little brother
and me towards the end of 1968.

He never was happier than at this time of his life.
A young and beautiful wife and babies to play with all day!

I murder hate by field or flood,
Tho'Glory's name may screen us.
In wars at hame I'll spend my blood -
Life giving wars of Venus.
The deities that I adore
Are Social Peace and Plenty;
I'm better pleas'd to make one more
Than the death of twenty.
Robert Burns

My Dad, still the proud father
with me some twenty-five years later.

Even into manhood I never stop learning from my pops.
But if we wrestle nowadays, it is I who wins!

The Covenant

And some there be which have no memorial
     and who are perished as though they had never been
     and who are become as though they have never been born
     and their children after them.
But these were merciful men
     whose righteousness hath not been forgotten.
With their seed shall continuously remain
     a good inheritance,
     and their children are within the covenant.

Ecclesiaticus 44