Elizabeth Mortensen Amsler and we assume that he was in charge of the scene from the moment that he exited the womb. Dad was always in charge. In fact, Grandma A. remarked one time that it was either send him to school at age 4....or kill him.
College at 16 years of age. Medical school and marriage at the age of 20. Father to moi at age 21. Father to Pilot Man at age 22. He was always busy and on the go.
A love of cars of all sorts.
A man out standing in his field.
Dad was always ready with a joke or witicsm. Even on the weekend before his death, when he was so very ill, he was still cracking jokes. Having an oxygen mask on your face is no excuse for not doubling the ICU nurses over in laughter.
As you can see I was SO EXTREMELY happy to have my photo taken. Somewhere there is a photo, similar to the one above, taken in front of a sign for Intercourse, Pennsylvania.
You can just imagine how I LOVED having that photo taken.
Married to the love of his life for 54 years. What a testament of marriage. They traveled the world from China to Romania to Russia to Florida and many points in between.
He was my beloved dad, my champion, my fellow book lover and beer aficionado. Sender of articles on obscure and fascinating medical topics. I know that our parting is only temporary. He is no longer in pain, free from illness, surrounded by his parents and other friends who have gone on before.
I was blessed to be able to speak to Dad about 20 minutes before he went home to Jesus. We were able to say good bye and tell each other that we loved each other.
I couldn't ask for a better last conversation.
But oh how I will miss him until I see him again.
I love you Dad
We were super fortunate to know your Dad and to call him a friend. What a great man.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tribute. So very sorry for your loss.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely tribute to your extraordinary father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry for your loss, I loved the photos you put together and stories for his tribute.ReplyDelete
I love this expression of your love for him. While I didn't know him, knowing you tells me he was a special man. You will miss him every day but the joys you shared will always be present. Love to you and your family.ReplyDelete
You know, for some reason I felt that you had met the parental units at least once during our college time together.Delete
Thank you for the pictures and the memories. Your parents were an incredible blessing in my life.ReplyDelete
Much of the credit for my survival of early marriage is owed to the year I spent in their house. They were kind and loving but also real people who occasionally had conflict - they showed me that conflict wasn't the end of the world...just a bump in the road!!
What a beautiful person your Dad must have been. I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad you have comfort knowing you will meet up with him again. We will continue to pray for you and your family.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry for your loss. It seems he lived a beautiful life and will be missed by many. You are in my prayers.ReplyDelete
Debbie, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. What a guy! I loved reading about this man.. a man who obviously made the world a better place. And I can now see, by your description, where your wonderful sense of humor comes from. Those pictures are fabulous! Hugs to you and yours.. will be thinking about you.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful testimony to your father. Obviously he was a wonderful man to have imprinted you with such words for him. I'm sorry for your loss.ReplyDelete
so very sorry for your tremendous loss. He had such a great smile.ReplyDelete
Such a heartfelt tribute to what had to be a most remarkable man. Keep remembering those wonderful years you had with him. May your grief be short and your heart be light.ReplyDelete
As his practice lawyer first, and then his friend later, I agree with you Debbie, your Dad was truly amazing. He was certainly one of the smartest guys I know. More importantly, he always put others first, even in business, and that is a mark of a great human being. Thanks for expressing your love so beautifully; your Dad is undoubtedly enjoying every word.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Bill. Dad always spoke highly of you, both in your professional relationship and your friendship.Delete
Wow, I just learned of you father's loss. He was a wonderful man. I was a patient of his for over 40 years. He saved my life in 1977 and delivered my child in 1978. I could go on and on about how wonderful he was, but you already know that. My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I would love to hear more about how he saved your life in 1977!Delete