|Circa 2006 - I love that tie;|
Aaron has it now.
So it's 12/12/12, and a lot of people are making a big deal out of it, and indeed it's kind of cool. It also would have been my dad's 70th birthday. He was so looking forward to turning 70 on 12/12/12. Here are a few pictures through the years (there's one from when he was little that I REALLY want to add, but now I can't find it, so there may be an update to this post someday).
|John Willis Tickner and|
Gwen Ann Tickner, 1967
|My dad and mom (John and Patty), early 1970's|
|My wedding 8/24/91; he co-officiated |
and walked me down the aisle.
|My brother John Mark's wedding 5/23/98|
|One of the last pictures of JWT. My mom's cousins brought my grandma over to visit.|
It was a good day all around and I cherish this picture.
My dad had his flaws (as we all do) and as much as he sometimes drove me nuts, I do miss hearing his voice and us giving each other a hard time. Dad always wanted Swiss steak and pecan pie for his birthday dinner, so I hope he's enjoying that today.
Happy Birthday, Dad.