Andrew Salazar De La O, a man from New Mexico, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, a brother-in-law, an uncle, a father-in-law, a friend, a hard working man, an upholsterer, a union leader, , a union steward, a union president, a lender but not a borrower, a giver but not a taker, a boxer, a fighter, a baseball fan, especially the Dodgers, a gymnast, an arm wrestler, a showoff, a Pachuco, a lover of music, a singer, a guitar player, a dancer, a lover of life, a teacher of life, an outdoors man, a camper and hiker, a lover of green chili, a decent cook, a man who enjoyed a good movie, a protector of those he loved, a man’s man, a man with flaws, a man who loved to remember the old days, a man who enjoyed a cold beer, a man with a temper, a man who made mistakes, a man who worked hard to correct his mistakes, a sometimes impatient man, a proud yet humble man, a man who saved his money, a homeowner, a man who liked to talk and joke, a man who loved his wife and kids, a man who died too young, a man who was cheated, a man who knew only one of his grandchildren, a man who missed out on seeing all his grandchildren grow up, a man who missed his father, a man who never missed a day of work, a man who did not grow old with his wife, Anita, a man who lived and died in California, a tired man, a man who at long last accepted Jesus Christ as his savior, a man who is missed by his family, A man who will not be forgotten. He was and is all this and more. Today would be his 85th birthday. Happy Birthday Dad. I love you.