happy birthday, dad  

catkit13 67F
1257 posts
9/1/2006 5:26 pm

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10/21/2006 10:12 pm

happy birthday, dad

today, i'm going to celebrate tomorrow, sept 2nd, which was my dad's birthday! this will be a much more fun celebration, although my dad's been gone a good many years

i was my dad's favorite - you'll get no argument from my sister on this "fact," my sister was my mom's favorite, so it worked out nicely, i think

i have my dad's sparkling brown eyes, and his inquisitive nature - when i went thru the stage of asking "why, why, why" i just knew he'd asked those same questions, in that same demanding tone, when he was a kid, too

during my "times of trouble" with my mother (doesn't every teenager have them?) i could go to my dad - sometimes, he'd agree with me, off the record, and sometimes he'd say to me "if you want sympathy, you'll find it in the dictionary" . . . there's no crying in baseball, you know

nope, my dad didn't spoil us, far from it - i began working when i was 14, waiting tables at a deli . . . if i just HAD to have the newest record, or sweater, or whatever, i had to buy it myself. a hard lesson, so i thought at that age, but it was worth learning, and even now, it takes some thought before i'll splurge on something (ok, ok, so shoes, fine jewelry, and afternoons at the casino don't take much thought!)

my dad always told us that when he got old and infirm, to "put me in a home" and don't worry about the decision - see, he had already made the tough decision for us, and didn't want us to have the "guilties" when the time came

well, too soon, his time DID come, but although he had been ill, his death was unexpected - so we never had to put him in a home, or hospice, or anguish over decision-making - poof! and he was gone, overnight

i miss my dad, and still talk to him (and, yes, he does sometimes answer me) and i know he's always around, often shaking his head over some bone-headed decision i've made, some road not taken, some stubborn position where i've dug in my heels (did i mention i've inherited his stubbornness, too?)

so, dad, happy birthday - hope you and mom have found some fun bridge partners to play cards with!

see ya around
love you love me

warmandsexy52 65M
13164 posts
9/2/2006 9:31 am

I miss my dad too. He's been gone 32 years and I still miss him.


warm xx

AstirRelicLatah 65M
1993 posts
9/2/2006 12:39 pm

Happy birthday to your dad...Have a toast to him and tell him that you still love him...he'll be glad to hear it. Thanks for the post.

rm_pagan380 66M
4405 posts
9/2/2006 3:13 pm

Dad was my good right hand, I miss that. Thanks for reminding me. Let's all have one for Dads!

Come play naked in the sunshine and dance naked under the stars.


AndyUnique 69M

9/4/2006 3:35 am

It's been 23 years since my dad passed away. Labor Day was always particularly special to him. I'm sure all of our now deceased loved ones are celebrating in a better place.

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