|Photo Credit: Joey Vugalari|
Rest in Peace (or Party on Dad ;-) Blessed Peacemaker
Arlington National Cemetery
December 13, 2010
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Alden was a wise one, he gave us sage advice...
"Don't tease water buffalo and always use fresh ice,
Be good to your mother, show respect for self,
Clean edges and corners then the middle takes care of itself.
Read all the directions, rise to see the dawn,
Get back on that horse, know when to sacrifice your pawn,
Give to children roots and wings, dance (just because),
Pets are our family, and don't regret what was..."
Alden died quite peacefully, on my birthday.
Told my mom, "I love you," then went to sleep to stay.
When the grief descends on me, I hear his wise voice say,
"Treat it like a sore throat, and it'll go away."
Oh, Alden, if there's just one thing I hope you hear me say...
I'm Daddy's Girl forever, your love is here to stay.
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Memo to Colonel Alden Dale, USAF (Ret.) of Starbase Orion's Belt
1. Memorial Day has taken on a whole new meaning for many, because of you, Dear Sir.
2. Course set... Goin' to Mach 1 ;-)