We were on vacation this year on Father's Day. I still want to say a few words about my Dad even though I am almost 2 weeks behind.
Photos of my father then (1970 something) and in 2005. The funny thing is, not a whole lot has changed. He still barefoots. He still has that same smile on his face almost always. He has great love for his family--not just us, but also his Dad, his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, neighbors, friends, and the family of workers at the pharmacy.
We grew up in a house filled with great memories that of which we owe a lot to our dad. I would like to share a few....Remember any of these, Dad, they might only make sense to some of us.
- Watching pheasants hatch in the incubator
- Remember when you hit a rabbit while driving and told us it was the Easter Bunny?? :0
- Riding in the wagon behind the John Deere as you mowed the lawn. (we would fall out of the wagon and you has no clue)
- When you wore the Big Bird costume on numerous occasions
- Teaching us how to water ski
- When you were Sunday School superintendent, I was one proud kid.
- The "Hopkins Hamburger" (no one will guess what it actually is)
- Always saying I was beautiful, even when I most definitely was not.
- When you bought my my 1985 Cavalier for a cool $700. I always knew that was a lot of $$ for you to spend at the time. I loved that car.
- I think you had tears in your eyes when I cried over being cut from Varsity Volleyball
- Making me feel good about myself when I all but failed a Psychology class at GRCC
- Your "Ted Nugent" basketball backboard (really, what were you thinking? the two have no connection)
- You gave me $$ for gas and paid my measly $82.00 a month car payment when I was 21 years old for pete's sake.
- How I cried wben we danced at my wedding.
- When I woke up from my Jaw surgery and you were singing the song from "The Simpsons" (what a weird-o)
- I remember how you held and admired all of my babies when they were newborns.