My words from the memorial service for my father, Lansing E. Tryon, on December 5, 2013.
What do you say at the memorial service for someone you have deeply loved all your life when you know there are others who have very good reason for being glad to have him gone?
I was always thankful for the fine father I had. After I became an adult -- and a father -- in my own right, I told Dad that, often.
I only wish he had been as good a father to his daughters. As many or most of you already know, since Dad and Mom moved out to assisted living in Wisconsin, we all figured out that Dad had in the past sexually abused two of his d