We lost our Dad today, just three weeks shy of his 95th birthday. By most people’s standards, he had a pretty long and amazing life.

Dad, the only child of Scottish immigrants, excelled in life. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1948 and, that very night, he proposed to his high school sweetheart, our mother, Robbie English Carmichael. Three months later they began a marriage which had lasted for almost 72 years.