- 51 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 22, 1925
- Place of birth:
Bronx, New York, United States
- Date of passing: Sep 24, 1976
- Place of passing:
West Islip, New York, United States
|In Loving Memory of Daniel "Danny" Mintz. May You Rest in Peace.|
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"
The Lord replied,
"The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you."
"Happy 91st Birthday in Heaven Pop, love and miss you as always. Next month you will have been gone 40 years."
This September 24th you will have been gone 40 years some 2/3rds of my life. I am now almost nine years your senior and couldn't phathom leaving behind my wife and children at such a young age. The day you died the music literally stopped for me, I was dumfounded and lost like a sheep without a shepherd. No where to turn, no one for guidance. My first big error was selling off your shop because I was heartbroken being there and was running from my sorrow. If I had given it some time I may have been able to rally and continue your legacy, but I did not. From that point I was a man (boy) without direction and confused about my future. Unfortunately my solution was to be a wanderer and man of leisure a complete road to no where. In short order I met a young lady (Cheryl) who would later become my wife and mother of my children and your namesakes, Jenifer Dani (Jen) and Daniel (Dan). Due to my early lack of focus and misdirection it took more than 20 years of our life together until success took hold and I could unincumberently take care of my family the way you always did. I truly wish I could have gotten to know you better, but knowing what I know since your passing I better understand you as a person and some of my self inflicted guilt has been lifted. I love and miss you everyday. To be continued"
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