06/29/11 - A Passion for Plants
This is a picture of my dad, Irv, taken around 1980. We had just moved from NJ to NC, and dad was out in the yard planting. I suspect I took this photo although I don't remember it specifically. Dad loved to work in the yard. When dad built the house in NJ in 1964, it was an acre with a sole sycamore tree on it. When we left in 79, it was covered in plants including dogwood, blue spruce, peony, and ginkgo. In NC, dad knew he wanted trees, and the new house was built on an acre covered in oaks. Still, dad set out to plant azaleas, camellias, magnolias. Although the yard is a shell of what it once was, most that knew dad will in some way remember his love of plants.
Dad died yesterday. I know I owe much of what I turned out to be to him. His patience, kindness, love, and support will always be remembered.
Irving Engel 2/15/37 - 6/28/11
Thank you for your comments on my B&W door from yesterday...