Post Number: 1420
|Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 6:52 am: |
To all the dads here, "Happy Fathers Day".
Post Number: 789
|Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 11:26 am: |
As one of the above mentioned group...
and pass it along
Post Number: 248
|Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 9:00 am: |
My elder daughter just turned 30------------
A long and happy life to us all-bah!
never even got a card-or a bottle of 15 year old LAGAVULIN--------a propriety brand to which I am not somewhat averse.
Gings-------it's braw stuff---geez anither gless!!
Post Number: 2539
|Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 2:00 am: |
Huh ...I am a father too!
I received a bottle of Talisker.
Post Number: 1217
|Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 3:29 am: |
I received a Led Zeppelin T'Shirt ;-)
Post Number: 1426
|Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 6:31 am: |
My Fathers Day was a good day but also a day of somber soul searching. Iíll try to keep this short and not sound as though Iím preaching.
Both my daughters (ages 22 & 27) went to church with me. Took me out to lunch afterwards and then went home and spent the rest of the day at the house with me. I would say a very good fatherís day indeed.
The dark side of my weekend; one of my oldest and closet friends had what I see as the single worst tragedy anyone could endure on this earth. You see his 17 year old daughter was killed in a single car accident Friday night. The driver, a 16 year buy, lost control of the car probably due to speed they believe and hit a tree on her side of the car. The paramedics say she died instantly.
His first chance to see her after the accident was Fathers day. He spent the rest of Fathers day planning his only daughterís funeral.
How do you console a person after something like this? How do you tell them everything is going to be O.K. and that they will get over this, when you know that just isnít true? This is a scar that will last forever.
My soul searching led me to realize thatís itís not what we get for fathers day but what we already have that matters. We should act as though everyday is fatherís day or motherís day, or your child or spouseís birthday, or your anniversary.
Treat everyone as though today is our last day.
Post Number: 1080
|Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 6:41 am: |
That is tragic indeed. Condolences to both of you, recognizing that any I offer could never be enough. That is every parent's worst nightmare. Sorry for your loss.
Post Number: 2456
|Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 7:12 am: |
Sometimes there just isn't any answer. This father's day was a mixed bag for me too ... it was my first father's ever without a father. I called my mom in N.Y. and had a nice talk with her and then played pass the phone with my uncle and several cousins who were at my mom's. As for my "present", my wife pointed at the El Maya guitar I just got off ebay and said "Happy Father's Day". I took my 12 year old to the A's game last night. The two of us hanging together for a few hours is really what it's all about. We must never take the jewels in our lives for granted, for we never know when things will change forever.
Post Number: 788
|Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 9:23 am: |
I'm in the same situation as you Bill. My dad passed away last November. Wasn't much of a Fathers Day. I spent the weekend fixing things up related to my folks house sale. I also helped my mom pack up the household stuff for her move to my sisters in Montana.