Thank you for your thoughts. It was a bittersweet day for me...my father passed away, which was actually a bit of a blessing. It was clearly his time to go, and the end was peaceful and painfree. My sisters and I were with him for his final breath, which was just that - he just stopped. In future years, I will have the honor of celebrating Dad's life on my own birthday. He was 84. This photo was taken about 10 years ago.