25 May 2006

13 Things I Miss About My Dad
My father died a year ago today. I miss his terribly.
Today I honour him.
1. The way he’d tease me
2. Being called “Tailend Charlie” (I'm the youngest of 8 kids)
3. His potato soup (the best in the world!)
4. His good advice (even when it was unsolicited)
5. Thursday nights out to dinner, just he & I, while mom was at bingo.
6. Watching him with mom…they were always in love with each other.
7. The random, surprise cards he’d leave on my pillow or in the mail that had no purpose other than to say “I love ya, kid!”
8. Going out on the boat with him, late in the afternoon, and just enjoying the wildlife together.
9. His oh-so-loud snoring!
10. The embarrassing way he’d walk around in his underwear & undershirt, and not care, because he was just so comfortable with himself.
11. The way he could talk to anyone on the planet, and make them feel special.
12. Watching him transform from being this strong man to a mushy teddybear when he’d play with my daughter.
13. His hugs.

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Wystful1 said...

What a wonderful tribute. Very, very handsome man. I understand your loss and lost feelings...my parents have passed long ago, the hurt may subside some, but the wonderful memories remain!!!!

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Carmen said...

what a good way to honor your dad.

twiga92 said...

That's very sweet! Thanks for sharing about your dad.

Ardice said...

What a beautiful list. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful person. I'm sorry for your loss.

Thanks for stopping by my TT. Take care of yourself.

Stacie said...

That was a wonderful post about your Dad, it sounds like he was a fantastci fahterh. I played too. Stacie

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

awwww, what a wonderful way to remember your dad on this day. he sounds like an amazing man.

Sarah said...

That is so sweet. You dad sounded like a great man.

Lazy Daisy said...

Awww...what a sweet post to his memory. Sounds like he was just as proud of you.

LadyBugCrossing said...

He sounds like he was a terrific guy. You are a lucky girl to have had him.

karen! said...

OHMYGOSH!! That was so touching! I am without both of my parents, but for longer than a year. It's always hard.
But as they say, life goes on. At least your baby got to know him for a while.

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Susan said...

What a beautifuly tribute to your Father! It's great that you have preserved these memories for your family.

My TT is up here.

EmilyRoseJewel said...

What a wonderful man he must have been. He sounds similar to my grandfather in many ways. Sorry for your loss. Wonderful TT! Mine is up!

Trinity13 said...

What a sweet thing to do for your dad. My mil passed away about three years ago, and I still miss our little talks!

Sage said...

A wonderful post. I lost mine 2 years ago last Wednesday and did a tribute post on Wednesday for him. Yours touched me deeply. Thank you

angela said...

Thsi was so sweet...and what a special man. I'm sure it would be (is) pleasing to him to know that you remembered so many special things about him today.

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