|Harry Norman Gould, age 21
My Dad – I still miss him. He loved to tell stories. He talked about the “old times” frequently. I paid attention, but now realize I should have listened closer, asked more questions and taken notes. My Dad enjoyed sports, especially football. We used to watch together all the time. He was a good cook too. Nobody could make fudge like him and to this day I don't eat any because it never tastes as good.
What is the legacy my Dad left?
He wasn’t famous or rich in terms of money. However, he did leave a legacy that carries on today.
Harry Norman Gould married twice – first on 22 Aug 1936 to Elaine Gertrude Croft, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. They had two daughters Norlaine (a unique name, combining both of their names) and Virginia.
|Elaine Croft and H. Norman Gould on their wedding day, 1936
Next he married, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, Patricia Anne Milne on 9 Apr 1949. They had a daughter, me, and a son.
|My Mom & Dad bringing me home from the hospital
Three of the four children had children of their own.
This means my Dad left, as his legacy, the following:
- A son and 3 daughters
- 7 grandchildren, 3 boys and 4 girls
- 5 great grandchildren, 3 boys and 2 girls
- Sadly, one grandson died in a house fire, along with his two young children. And, one grandson died at 18 of a brain tumor. That leaves one grandson to carry on the Gould name.
Here’s the post I wrote about the housefire that killed Brian and his two young children. Funeral Card Friday – the very sad story of Brian Rankhorn and his young childrenAll of my father’s descendants are good students and/or citizens, who work hard.
He never got to meet two of his grandsons and one granddaughter or any of his great grandchildren.
I think my Dad would be proud of all of us.
Here’s to all the father’s on this day that we celebrate you.
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