June 18, 2011

Happy Father’s Day!

DADDY

 

My daddy passed away on January 4, 1980.    I think about him often and still miss him.  

I was the first child of my parents for five years.    There might have been a little spoiling going on!     I always thought I was his favorite child, although he loved all 4 of us.    He called me “monkey” or “monk”….not sure why, maybe because I loved to climb up on his shoulders and comb and roll his hair (in pink rollers no less) while he was watching tv.     I was the first daughter to get married and had the first grandchildren.     He thought the sun rose and set in my son.      

He was a child of the Great Depression.    His mother died in a house fire when he was 3 years old.    He says it must have been around Christmas time because he remembered getting a toy drum she had hid  for his present that year.      He and his two brothers, along with their father, farmed.    He told me his daddy went to the bank and borrowed $100 to see them through the winter!       He joined the Air Force at a young age and rose to the highest rank of a non-commissioned officer.      He became a very successful businessman after he retired from the military.

If you are lucky enough that you still have your daddy, don’t forget to tell him you love him and give him a big hug on Father’s Day.    I wish I could do the same.

5 comments:

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I miss my dad too. He has been gone for 13 years.

jojo said...

you've been missing your dad for a very long time...he and my dad grew up at the same time/the same era and many of our memories are very much alike. I miss my dad everyday and wonder if he would be happy with how I turned out! take care..;j

Just Ask Beth said...

sounds like a wonderful man!! I too lost my father, Father's Day is sad and happy because I am married to a wonderful man who is a great father!!

Sandy said...

Your Daddy looks very sweet! I, too, miss my dear Dad. He's been gone 17 years. Hubby's is gone too. So Father's Day is a rather sad day for us because we miss them but happy remembering how wonderful they both were.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Beautiful tribute, Judy. Sounds like a very special Dad. blessings ~ tanna

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