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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Musings

My father passed away as a result of a head-on traffic accident two days after Christmas in 1987. My step mother had been driving, they hit clear ice and that, as they say, was that. Though there is no use pining (even though I do) for those we loved whose chairs are empty, they clearly helped make us who we are. It's not only genetics, but the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

I'd like to think that were my father to visit me now that he wouldn't be disappointed in who and what I became. 

My father fought in World War 2, had four children as I have, loved Ronald Reagan and had absolutely no regard for the communist political system or any who upheld it. Therefore you can only imagine what he'd say if he was here now. Likely the same thing that I say.

To absent fathers: Thank you!

To present sons: Carpe Diem!  -- Sic transit gloria mundi!




11 comments:

  1. I'm sure he is proud of you. My Dad passed away early too, on Fathers Day, 1990. It's always a bittersweet time of year - the love of those alive and the loss of those who are not.

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    1. There should be a rule that those we love NEVER die near a holiday.

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  2. It never occurred to me that I'd get this far. I remember when my father was 35, and I thought he was OLD.

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    1. Oh, I know. 35 was ancient...then.

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  3. I just wish my Father could see his Great Grandson. He would be smiling ear to ear.

    Happy Father's Day All!

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  4. 40 was definitely over the hill when I was in high school.

    I'm sure our dads would be proud of the patriot/warriors we have become.

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  5. Fathers are the reasons we are who we are. I wonder how easily we forget to appreciate the importance they held.

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  6. My father passed away June 6, 2013. Right now, nothing seems to matter. I guess it will be different later.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that. No, it won't be different later. You'll just be able to come to terms with it more effectively.

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