“Not flesh of my flesh
Nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously my own”
That is exactly how my Poppa felt about his children! Any man can father a child but it takes a real man to be a Daddy. My Poppa was an amazing Daddy and raised an amazing man who I call Daddy! My Poppa taught me so many things in life starting with a fathers love for their child. I saw how much my Poppa loved my Daddy and his two daughters everyday… and the true joy he felt as a Poppa… Looking back on all my baby tapes there is always one man off camera… One man always missing from the frame…. . That man is the voice you hear in the background so proud to record his grand babies every move… Another life lesson I learned from my Poppa is this “anyone can take the clothes off your back, the money from your pocket… But nobody can take your knowledge…” Judge George C. Baldridge was quick with a funny fraise or witty comment such as ‘blessed is a man who sit on a tack for he shall rise’ or ‘it’s a piss poor man who can’t find more than one way to spell a word’… I don’t think there was a single situation that he didn’t have a witty response for….
Pie baker extraordinaire! Sooner born and bread…. Tender hearted, a passion for justice… always a man of his word… and the truly sweetest smile I’ve ever seen.
My Poppa was proof that they don’t make them like they used to!