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Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1420
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 6:52 am:   Edit Post

To all the dads here, "Happy Fathers Day".
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 789
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post

As one of the above mentioned group...
Thank you :-)
and pass it along

Advanced Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 248
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 9:00 am:   Edit Post

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.

Scottish translation!!

Gings-------it's braw stuff---geez anither gless!!

Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2539
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 2:00 am:   Edit Post

Huh ...I am a father too!
I received a bottle of Talisker.

Paul TBO
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1217
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 3:29 am:   Edit Post

I received a Led Zeppelin T'Shirt ;-)

Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1426
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 6:31 am:   Edit Post

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.
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1080
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 6:41 am:   Edit Post


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.

Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2456
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 7:12 am:   Edit Post


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.

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 788
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 9:23 am:   Edit Post

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.


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