Thomasville Scene February / March 2019 - Page 58

| remembrance | He was a terrific daddy and learned how to part a pixie haircut perfectly. He mastered tying a sash into a bow on an Easter dress. He even could put a high shine on a pair of patent leather shoes for Sunday School with Vaseline. He preferred to live in the moment, as evi- denced by his well-worn expression, “ ‘That’s the best it’s ever been.’ ” He used the phrase to describe 58 February - March 2019 Thomasville Scene things he enjoyed, such as music, food, rose festivi- ties, ballgames, family or anything he deemed wor- thy. So, as you remember Milton Gardner, a man my sisters — Kathleen Gardner Allen, Kimberly Gardner Pippin, Karla Gardner King — and I were blessed to call Daddy, look around you at the things he treasured, look in the mirror, look to God and remember, “It’s the best it’s ever been!”