Stanley Gaming Guild

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I dream of playing war games with my dad in heaven.

My father passed away some years ago, and I think of him often. He loved history and boating. He was a man of many hobbies, crafts and loves. I now know that it was because in had an insatiable desire to learn. He liked having a full understanding of everything he tried. 

As I have gotten older, my love for history has dramatically increased. I watch documentaries, thinking back when he used to watch them. WWII, Napoleonic and ancient history were all subjects he loved. 

As my love of gaming is moving into historical conflicts, I know that we would have had a great time learning some of these games together. 

I now picture him next to me, when I set up these games to learn the rules. I pretend to have conversations with him about the game, the history. I enjoyed his company, I enjoy thinking of him, and I enjoy the idea that we might be able to spend more time together. 


I was looking through a log book that my grandmother keep of my father’s first years. My father was born on Feb 25th. The first time my grandfather changed his diaper was 35 days after he was born. 

I think the first time I changed any of my children’s diapers was hours after their birth! Things have changed.


Miss you Dad. Can’t wait to see you online again.

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