26 March 2020

My Pop.

I am sad to share I lost my Pop this week.

Pop, the rest of our family, and I visited Disney together every year from the year I was born up until late last year when he was still able to visit the resorts. And while I have a lot of wonderful memories and fun photos of us on property, this is definitely a favorite — in our matching Mickey caps. Not to mention, he and Mickey were both 89 years old when this was taken.

I've taken the last week to spend time with my family, and catch up with distant relatives on the phone. Losing someone amid a pandemic is nothing imaginable. It's quite the mix of emotions, to say the least.

We won't be able to have a funeral service for Pop any time soon. It breaks my heart to not be able to give him what he deserves, but I hope to celebrate his amazing life of 91 years once things are a little more "normal" in our world. And maybe with a family dinner at Beach Club's Cape May, since that was his favorite. (A Navy veteran, he's always loved the ocean, the beach, and a good seafood dinner.)

Before Pop passed away we spent a lot of time together. I will forever be grateful for that, and get emotional even typing it. I'd tell him about work, my friends, and of course Postcards from Mickey — of which he was a huge supporter.

I hope to continue making him proud with not only this project, but with everything I do in life.

, Jennifer

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