Saturday, September 13, 2008

Captain Thomas H. Broadfoot

It is hard to believe that my Dad, who everybody called Tom, has been gone for ten years. He was born 21 July 1917 in Westerly, Rhode Island and died, after suffering with lung cancer, peacefully at home, on 12 September, 1998. My mother bravely lived without him for about four years. Both of my parents, born in Westerly, now are resting at River Bend Cemetery in Westerly.

This week, due to the genealogical kindness of a friend, I have photos of the gravestone of my Dad's youngest sibling, his brother. My father's sisters and their husbands are buried with my parents and my father's parents. I never knew those grandparents and only recently have learned more about them from meeting other family members through my tree at Ancestry.com. He would be thrilled to see that I have more information on his Scottish family!

Tom was always smiling, as in this photo here. He loved sports, especially golf. A decorated World War II Vet, his medals live here with me now in my home office.

Miss you, daddy.

2 comments:

FamilyTwigs (Sheri Bush) said...
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FamilyTwigs (Sheri Bush) said...

Hi Midge! I love reading your blog and I have tagged you with the 'I Heart Your Blog' award. The details are on my blog, TwigTalk.

Sorry about the first one that I had to delete.