My Dad’s Tribute Video: Someday I’ll watch this and not lose it…

Kevin Walsh It had taken me five years to gather the courage to put this thing together.  I lied to myself and thought I was ready.  I’d converted the wedding video, hauled thirty VHS tapes to school and scanned through all of the footage.  I’d loaded up each segment of my father’s life into pretty little categories:  Dad, Grandpa, Family, Friends.  Each with its own neat chapter on the DVD menu partitioning his life. Jim Walsh died suddenly in 1997 at the age of 57.  And I’d “been the soldier,” to quote my dad’s Uncle Jerry when I called him with the news.  After a year, I could say the sentence, “My dad died” without that vice-grip on my esophagus.  I remember at the funeral home, my sister saying, “I’m looking forward to it being a year after.”  It’s true, you go through those little anniversaries:  “Six months ago, Dad … Continue reading My Dad’s Tribute Video: Someday I’ll watch this and not lose it…