Besides his desire for independence
and being the "boss", Dad loved to write poetry, read
Zane Grey western novels,
and watch John Wayne and Errol Flynn movies. During World War II Dad
had several of his poems published in the Stars and Stripes Newspaper
and over 180 of his poems were published as "Thoughts", a daily feature in the Homestead (PA) Daily Messenger newspaper in
the 1970s. These poems will be included in this website in the future.
Dad, after a long battle with several health
problems, passed away on August 4, 1987.
STANLEY GALIK - September 1967
At son Stan's Wedding