Fall 2006 – My father showed his lighthearted side by playing in the leaves with us. I recall he kept on raking the pile higher
and higher and we would throw the dogs in the middle of it (it was pre-kids). He was like a little boy again, full of life and taking
time out of his endless weekend chores to enjoy the moment with us and stir things up. I cherish each of these memories of my father.
For all that still receive this blog, I have a favor to ask to help me in my effort to create a memory book about my father. I am hoping
to capture the essence of my father in words from those who knew him best and one day pass this along to our children, so they know
just how amazing he was.
So, please share your favorite Mario memory, story, quote, or any reflection of how he touched your life. You can post it here as a comment or email me directly at
Thank you for your continued support and love.
Marta & the Acuna Family