In Loving Memory and Celebration of My Father’s Life

My Dad was born in Shadyside, Ohio on April 6th, 1938 to Paul and Gayle Giffin.
He was named William Wayne Giffin, being called his life long nickname,Bill.
He passed away peacefully on March 24th, 2020.
First off, I am going to share song that I wrote for him, when his health started to fail a few years ago.
I was lucky enough to be able to perform the tune for him and he understood the gravity of my love for him..

One Second to the Next

lyrics
Doesn’t time go by so fast?
Seems like yesterday I was a child,
A babe, sitting in a proud papa’s lap.
I forget life’s constant flux
Like light hitting a flower bed,
Here one second, gone the next.
God Knows, I appreciate you bein’ round
I have a tendency to keep to myself.
Knowing how to love was never my strong suit.
You still accepted me, didn’t you.
Prepare for the inevitable,
Shed a tear behind your back,
Still Time to Learn, time to laugh,
Our time together is a Gift.
Another Sunrise, Another Sunset
In the Past, I put you to the test
YOUR STRENGTH OF CHARACTER CAME SHINING THROUGH!
It may sound trite, but I LOVE YOU,
I REALLY DO!!

Once Second to the Next, audio file below can be downloaded

Over the years, I painted many pictures as gifts for Dad.
Without the education that Dad provided to me, I would not be the visual artist that I am today.
I benefit from it on a daily basis , and am forever grateful to him.
So here is the Family and Loved Ones slideshow:

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Dad and I always shared a camaraderie cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes Football team.
We would purchase Buckeye Sweaters and Hats for him, though Dad wouldn’t wear them saying that
he didn’t want to brag, which would be bad form. He might cringe but lately I have been saying
that THE WORLD HAS LOST A GREAT OHIO STATE BUCKEYE!
Football Slideshow

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Here is a recording that I made for Dad, of HANG ON, SLOPPY which was always played at Buckeye Games.
Hang On Sloppy, file can be downloaded

Below are a few paintings that relate to Dad’s interests

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Here is an 18 minute long video that I created for Dad.
Entitled, ‘Remembering Belmont, County’

I am going to include a link where one can purchase books which were the culmination
of his 50 year long career as a Historian.
https://www.amazon.com/William-Wayne-Giffin/e/B001KIOLA6%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Of course I can ramble on and on, but I will end this on the note.
I AM PROUD TO HAVE BEEN DAD’S SON.
HUGS AND LOVE TO YOU ALL!

Categories: Visual Art

14 replies »

  1. Wow. This is amazing. Beautiful tribute. Incredible artwork. Your love shines through and you captured the people and places is in life incredibly well. So well done. I am sorry for your loss.
    Ben Martin (1st cousin to your Mom)

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    • Thank you, and love to you Ben!! My sister mentioned you today. Glad that you could feel all that went into the Celebration of Dad’s life.. Of course, Mom was central to me becoming a visual artist, and Dad paid most of my tuition to study!

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