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Happy Birthday Papa

Posted October 4th, 2011 in Memories of Horst, Photos of Horst and tagged , , by neil

I took these photos back in spring of 2005, on our last trip to Brianhead, Utah. We used to go every year back in the late ’80s/early ’90s… probably 5 or 6 years straight. This last trip was extra fun because I took Lauren and Melanie along for their first time there. The girls took some snowboarding lessons, and my dad and I had some fun riding the slopes together.

Horst loved to snowboard, but unlike most skiers-turned-snowboarders, he still enjoyed skiing as well. So, he would rent a board on a day he would spend boarding. He definitely held his own on the slopes, and even though he fractured his ankle once while doing it a few years before this trip… he still got back out on the board.

Happy Birthday, Papa. We all miss you and love you so much.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Mim Eisenberg says:

    You’ve all got a treasure trove of memories of your dad, Neil. How lucky you all were to have someone so special who loved you.

  2. Suzie Rose says:

    How fortunate you are, Neil, to have so many wonderful memories AND photos of Papa. Beautiful!

    As I hadn’t yet discovered my love of photography when my dad died, there are very few photos of him.
    Regardless of this, I still have some fond memories and can envision him whenever I want.

  3. Dannie says:

    What a remarkable man he was!

  4. Kiki says:

    NOW I know why Horst was on my mind so strongly at the beginning of this week…. I ‘doctored’ some photos I shot some weeks ago and one was titled Happy Birthday Horst – honestly…. I then thought I should ask your mum when his birthday was…. but of course other things came across my desk and day and I put it away.
    NOW I am going to prepare this for an upload, although I am too late for his birthday this year… but I’ll find an occasion!
    Thank you for those memories; I seem to know your dad now better than when he was still alive. My father in law died on a 22nd of October and this date has also a special meaning.