Today would have been my dad's 86th birthday! Each year I buy a birthday card for him even though he's in the presence of the Lord. I write what I would have written had he still be with us. I seal the envelope and place it in my dresser drawer. Dad passed away on May 21st, 1992 shortly after his 70th birthday.
My good friend David Shantz is also celebrating a birthday today. He turned 22! David, a goaltender who played for the Peterborough Petes 2 years ago, divided his season between the Rochester Americans in the AHL and the Florida Everblades in the ECHL.
Happy birthday to two of my favorite people!