Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Patriarch

He's #1 on my list of people I wish I could have met.

Pop Bode. Grandpa. The Patriarch.

Dirk Bode.

Grandpa Bode died in 1978. Five years before I was born.
Over the years I have heard a lot about my Grandfather. I always enjoyed hearing stories from my mom, aunts and uncles about the kind of man he was, the things he did in Holland during WWII, and what it was like to live with him.

I love hearing these stories, in a way they bring him back to life. For now that will have to do. I look forward to the day when my appointed time comes and I can meet him for the first time. My mom says we are a lot alike. I hope the rumors are true.

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