Just posting my thoughts, pictures and the link below is my sons web site
A Birthday letter from Jeff age 14
I love you very much, you truly are the best dad in the world, sorry we are not going to be here for your birthday, but I do love you and I will miss you. I don’t have any money to get you a gift and I am sorry, but I guess I’ll have to owe you one.
I know I always kid you about being a dork, but I love you and you are not a dork, and I am very proud to have you as my farther, even though I don’t let you know it.
You are pretty grouchy at times but I deserve it I know wear not the best kids but you stuck with us any way. “Ha Ha”
I thought a lot about what I was going to do now for your birthday and this is what I come up with. Sorry it not very much but it’s about all I could do, If I had the money I would give a gift card for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 and a lot more to K Mart<—(This is a joke don’t get mad!) or someplace better if you wanted to.
Well not much left to say except I love you a whole lot, and happy birthday OH have a great day at work.
Jeff (your son)
PS You and mom will have the house to yourself hmmm? I wonder what yall will do? Ha Ha
PSS I know you’re spending a lot of money on us and we really do appreciate it, someday when I’m “rich and famous” I’ll pay you back I promise!!!
I remember tearing up and also laughing when I read this back in 1988 and after finding and reading it again I tear up and laugh again. I am truly blessed with all my children and grand-kids.