Monday, December 19, 2011

A Tribute to Dad

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There once was a young man:

Who married his teenage dream:

He almost always had a smile on his face:

Even after he had a couple of kids who sometimes looked like this:

He worked a long time in gravel construction. Many summer vacations were spent in a holiday trailer in the middle of nowhere:

When he wasn't at work, he was at play, (which seemed a lot like work to a couple of kids):

There were a few memorable vacations:

He was always willing to stop for some real fun:

And have some serious construction discussion:

He always had a beard which he sometimes let his bored daughter braid:

He loved his kids more than most:

Which he proved when he shaved his beard for the first time in over 20 years for his daughter's wedding because she asked:

He always knew what to do and taught how to do it:

He held a lot of babies:

And got roped into a lot of projects:

He will be missed more than words and thoughts can imagine:

Garfield James Scheie
October 18, 1947 - December 16, 2011


  1. Karrie, what a sweet tribute to your father. My heart goes out to you and you are in my prayers. He looks like a great man and a wonderful father. I can see you will remember the good times. Sending you and your family many hugs.

  2. Thank you. And thank goodness for cameras and a mom who llked to take a lot of pictures! I'll always have the memories but it's nice to have something concrete to look at too!


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