My father, Rodger Waldman, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve, surrounded by family. We had all gathered for his favorite holiday, which he ended up spending in heaven. My book, The Butterfly Basket, will be dedicated to him. For those of you who are awaiting its publication with bated breath (and you all should be 🙂 ) its current ETA is early spring 2014.
Here is a photo of Dad and me on Mt. Rainier circa 1960. I am wearing my signature style, a coat, a dress, and pants, and I’m hiking up the volcano in red canvas keds. My mother would have forced me to wear the head scarf. Dad was wearing a wool sweater, no coat, but the sweater was warm. I know because he gave it to me when I was a teenager, and I wore it for years. I guess the binoculars were for looking up at the summit, because the two of us headed back down the mountain right after the photo was taken.
Miss you, Dad!