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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Remembering Mel on Columbus Day

Tomorrow Columbus Day would have been Mel's birthday. Mel is my deceased husband. His parents told me when he was born they didn't agree on a name so the doctor signed Columbus L---- on his birth certificate. They had to go to the court house and get his name changed when they had come to an agreement on the name Mel. Mel was a commercial refrigeration mechanic by trade, served his stint proudly in the U. S. army and was a good family man.

20 comments:

garnett109 said...

hAPPY b-DAY MEL!

Donna said...

There's nothing that takes the place of a good husband. Rest in peace, Mel.

Martha said...

How handsome! Thank you for sharing this photo with us Paula.
Love the way things are looking over here at your new place :-)

moshell's lilbit of space said...

(hugs)

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Rest in peace Mel, and peace to you Paula.

Barbara said...

I'm so glad you were blessed to have a man like Mel in your life!

sober white women said...

I will remember him. I must say that he was very handsome!
Kelli

jack69 said...

Paula, loved the last poem. Liked the picture of 'The Soldier'. You remind us who have not lost someone that close yet, of how fortunate we are.
I am reminded daily of what an attorney told my dad. Dad went in and said 'I would like to make out a will in case I die.' The attorney said,"let's get something straight Reverand, it is not incase you die, but when." Dad never got over that, I don't guess I ever will. You do good.

Rose said...

very handsome too! my best! rose

MISSY said...

Ms. Paula how long were you married to Mel?

He was a very handsome man.

*M*

Jimmy's Journal said...

Happy Birthday Mel

Beth said...

Rest in peace, Mel. Hope you had a good day, Paula.

Beth

baldy said...

Hi Paula,
It is good that the AOL friends are getting together here.
Wish could have known Mel.
I enjoy reading your entries and seeing the photos. sam

Ora said...

Mel sounds like a good man...loved his family and home...my kinda guy you might say...LOL...God Bless...hugs..Ora

Gerry said...

I had trouble with my kids' birth certificates. One father wanted a little 'Ronnie' and I did not think he deserved it, so it was left blank and I had to fill in later. I thought my daughter could be named King, but found out she had have my legal name which was Shurtz, and he was not the father! I received a call from him saying his present wife was indignant, so I had to go to court and change my name officially back to King, so she was King for 4 years when her dad showed up and insisted on changing it to Hitt after he insisted on marrying me without being divorced. I had to keep illegal legal name Hitt all these ears to match my kids' last name! Gerry

I Have Tea said...

He was very handsome, Paula. What an interesting story about his birth certificate!

((((Paula)))

ada said...

Well, Happy Birthday to Mel! What a nice picture.
Ada

Missie said...

Here's to you Mel! Happy Birthday! He looks very handsome in that picture!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to your Mel. He sounds like he was a good man indeed. :) Love, Kelly

Donna RDH in TEXAS said...

I know there isn't a day you don't miss him
Donna in TEXAS