Fathers Day

As you guys know, my family didn’t do Hallmark Holidays, and so I don’t have a lot of Fathers Day memories to draw on, and my dad did not end up with a collection of loud ties. As my mom used to say, “so what happens on the other 364 days of the year, hmmm?”

Also, as I was a late-in-life oopsie blessing for them (Dad always joked that they forgot how babies were made, and I always told them they stopped when they FINALLY got it right), and they’ve been gone for a long while… my siblings have great stories and while I’m not exactly jealous of them for having known my parents longer, it feels more like a prequel script to me.

Hallmark Holidays always cut a large swath for our community of Scissorheads.

I know not everyone has/had good parent(s), too. If you have good memories, cherish them, and if you have bad ones, learn from their mistakes and move-on. If you are lucky enough to still have parents give’em a call (it’s what they actually want), and if you are a parent, be like the ones in that vid in the tweet. Give your Yutes the memories that you would want them to have of you.

As Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

 

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2 Responses to Fathers Day

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    Probly not going to be the most joyous FD ever, but you’re absolutely right, TG – the one thing I want most is their presence, and not their presents. But, 2 days before Xmas last year, my daughter wrote a diatribe on my FB Page, denouncing me as the most horrible father ever, how I was responsible for how fucked up her life is, (it’s not,) and then she disowned me.
    And my son used to invite me out for Brunch, but that ended a few years ago, and there’s not much sense in doing that these days anyways.
    But a phone call would be nice…

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  2. donnah says:

    My dad passed away a few years ago, and I still reach for the phone to tell him about something I saw or read. He would have loathed Trump. Dad was a Marine who served in Korea and he was a good man and a good father and good husband. He was gruff and sarcastic and ran an enormous printing press for thirty-five years, leaving him half deaf and missing the tip of one finger. He had a stellar sense of humor and I know that even though he didn’t say it, he loved me and was proud of me.

    Miss you, Dad.

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