"What did Daddy look like?" Lanham family story
Sanford's DOB 7/25/1912 DOD 9/1/1940
Ruby's DOB 8/27/1920 DOD 4/15/1980
I am on a mission. A life's mission. About 4 or 5 years ago, my Dad and I were talking and we got to talking of his parents, who are now deceased. He told me that when he was just 10 years old, his father got sick. During the end of his illness, he was hospitalized, for what Dad says was, about 3 months. Then, just three days before Dads 11th birthday, his father died. His mother, not wanting them to forget their father, took each child to the coffin, one at a time, to say goodbye to their father. My Dad says he will never forget the person in the coffin, but it sure wasnt his Daddy. That man was an old man, who was skinny and had white hair. Dad's father was just the opposite of that. You see, during those three months at the hospital, Sanford went through lots of hard times and lost alot of weight. Eventually dying of some kind of Leukemia. My Dad just wants a picture of his father, before he got sick. He doesnt remember what his father actually looked like. Noone in the family has a picture of him and I have been looking for over 4 years now, for one. My Father is getting older and sicker by the day. I pray that one day I can show him what his father looked like. He asked me one day..."If I get in Heaven, do you think I will know who my Dad is?" What could I say? I just closed my eyes and told him that his heart will tell him who his Daddy is. Can you help me find a picture of this man? I am willing to pay for any charges!!