• 06Feb

    Benjamin says he and Daddy were somewhere and Daddy said that his favorite subject was math. 

    I remember Dan playing with numbers all the time whether calculating the cost of a new mortgage, the supplies needed to build a new house, the dimensions needed for something he was “inventing”, the averages of something happening in our household, or even just playing with the kids.  He definitely loved Math. 

    He also loved Science.  He kept up with some of NASA’s projects and findings, was constantly researching something to help with his latest idea, listening to anything space related, telling the kids bits and pieces of scientific knowledge that even I didn’t know, trying to figure out why this worked that way, or why it didn’t work . . .

    I remember him hooking up a piece of tubing to the van somehow.  He was doing something with a jar of water . . . I can’t remember the details . . something about making the water evaporate maybe . . . anyway, we had the kids outside sitting along side the road where the van was parked and we were all just sitting there watching Daddy experiment and listening to him tell us what was supposed to be happening.  I loved watching his excitement when exploring the many different facets of science, numbers, and God’s creation.  I didn’t grasp the half of it, but it was fun watching his mind work.  He really was brilliant.  I wish I had more time to learn from him some of what he was so willing to share.  I miss his chatter.

5 Comments to Math and Science

  • even at 4 he would chatter on when he came to visit. He knew how things worked even then and what he didn’t know he tried to figure out by talking about it. It was fun to listen to his version even so young. His brain was way ahead of mine most of the time. What sweet memories.

  • Must have been a hydrogen fuel supplement system. I have three brothers trying that out, but so far haven’t heard results worth the trouble. It does sound like something Dan would have been fascinated with. I can hear it now, if I’d have called and brought up the topic he could have filled the next hour.

  • I didn’t know Dan very well, but I do remember when we met up at Walmart that he like to talk!!!! I remember us standing there trying to keep all ten kids in control!!! Good memories. Chris likes to talk to, especially about things you put together or guns or building. I am still praying for you. Chris’s job has picked back up again. Never heard back from any of the jobs he applied for. Guess it wasn’t the Lord’s will. The weather has been nice the last couple of days. We are all trying to get over bad colds. Thanks for writing the things you struggle with. I like to know what to pray for- even though it is hard to read and not cry. Where are you right now? Congratulations on your being an Aunt!