|Jackie Smith 38 Marcella St Roxbury MA meets Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr Photo by Joe Runci (My Dad's Brother)|
|Dorchester Citizen Thursday, October 30, 1952|
|Tristan and Daddy Art Unraveled Phoenix, AZ Summer 2004|
|Tristan and Daddy Colorado Summer 2011|
|Erin's Wedding 2006 with Uncle Warren Quinlan, Uncle Oogs John Massa, Erin, Tristan, Daddy and Me Quincy, MA|
|Daddy and Jack Christmas 2010|
|Daddy and Jack 2012|
|Daddy Growing Up in 40's-60's Marcella St. Roxbury, MA|
|Dudley Street Baptist Church Basketball Team early 1960's Roxbury, MA Dad is on the bottom row, right|
|Daddy, Erin and me (Grandpa John Runci in the background) at Aunt Sis and Uncle Frank's in Foxboro|
|Daddy, Erin and me at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA|
|Daddy and Emily Quinlan, his GodDaughter, at My Parents' 25th Anniversary in Dorchester|
|Cousin Charlie McLean, Uncle Joe Runci, Cousin George McLean and my Dad on 60 Franklin St in Braintree, MA Christmas 2000|
|Erin, Daddy and Me 19 Colonial Rd Weymouth, MA Late 70's|
|Daddy and Mom 25th Anniversary '98|
|Daddy, Tristan, Me and Joe Cotter in the background 25th Anniversary McKeon Dorchester, MA|
|Ferry Ride with Mom, Daddy and me (Erin took the picture) from Bristol, CT to Jackson, NY early 90's|
My Dad would have been 68 today. Not a day goes by where we don't think of him or I don't think the phone is going to be him asking me, "What are you doing?" (his way of checking in to see how I was.) Everyone has a favorite Dad story. Like the time he was pulled over by a cop and he was on his way to a Halloween party dressed as a ballerina. Or the infamous penguin escape at the New England Aquarium. Or the party that he had for Otis Redding in Okinawa when he found out that Otis had died. Or how he never wanted to smell or eat hard boiled eggs again after his own Dad had died. Or his stories involving Uncle Ken and Bathtub Gin. Or the double rainbow at my parents' wedding. My regret is that I didn't write them down and that I didn't ask him more.
I miss his laugh, his quick wit, his stories, advice and knowing that he was always there for me whenever I needed him.
Happy birthday, Daddy. We're all thinking of you today (and every day.) We love and miss you so much.