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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.  Hope you're having a blast doing what you love most, whatever that may be!  My own dad passed away in 1991.  He was a WWII veteran serving mostly in Germany.  He was a great guy and became quite the avid golfer when he and mom sold the house and moved to a retirement community with a golf course. My favorite memory of him is one night when I was around 17 years old and I didn't have any plans for that evening ( what 17 year old doesn't have plans????) he said he'd give me a beer if I stayed home and watched a movie with the old man.  A beer?? At 17??  Oh yeah, like I hadn't drunk a beer (or way too many) at 17, but what the heck, a beer that was blessed by my father!

I no longer recall the movie but whatever it was we didn't watch it anyway, we talked and talked; about mom, his job, my siblings, my school, and why I dated guys who looked like Jesus Christ, my plans for the future and anything else that came up.  It was a magical night that brought us close.  He loved me and trusted me, and wanted me to know he had faith in me in whatever path I chose.  Thanks dad for everything, I love you.  Here's to you, bottom's up!