Saturday, August 31, 2019

Dad

 Tomorrow is my father's birthday. On September 1 this year he would have been 93.

My father was the quiet strength of our family. He could make or fix almost anything.

Daddy enjoyed being a father. He enjoyed spending time with us. When grandchildren came along he did the same for them. They all have memories of doing things with Grandpa.

He was a naturally likable man. People gravitated toward him. He liked them back.

As much as I loved my mother I was a Daddy's girl. I was the little girl he always wanted and I felt special because of that.

I miss him.

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  1. My Daddy could also do anything. And even though he had four other daughters, he still made me feel special. He died at 91, this past February. I miss him so much.

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    1. You are so fortunate to have had your father so many years. My condolences for your loss.

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  2. Your love for your dad always comes through in your writings about your family. You were fortunate to have a loving man to raise you.

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    1. Yes I was. I always knew how fortunate I was too.

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  3. I am the same, Emma. He had his photos, but he left me with a ton of stories.

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    1. My memories of my family are the most precious things I have. The reason I write this log is so my offspring will have them too.

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  4. My father's birthday was in August, too, the 28th. And he could do anything, too. Here's to dad's.

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    1. I was due to be born on August 18 that year. When my birth passed my mother's birthday, my father was excited. He wanted a baby born on his birthday. I did not wait that long. I was born August 24. I know he was happy anyway.

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  5. Parents shade comforts us from all heat of suffering. A good tribute to a loved father.

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    1. My father was one of those people that everybody liked. He was a man all of us admired.

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  6. My late father's birthday would have been in mid-June and I also miss him. Like you, I was also a daddy's girl and out of 2 siblings, the other being a brother, that was an easy title.

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  7. It is so hard losing a parent. We never stop missing them.

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  8. What a beautiful post. It's short and yet, so intense. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. My father's life was too short too. We loved him while we had him.

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  9. I wish my Mom and Dad lived long enough to see their granddaughter and great grandchildren.

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  10. he was special person indeed dear Emma !

    through your stories i know him as loving ,responsible and friendly father

    i am happy that you and your children have precious and sweet memories of him ,this is earning of his life i believe
    hugs!

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