Happy Birthday Dad

Dear Dad,
I still can’t believe that you’ve been gone for eight Octobers. I’ve been thinking of you today and about all that you’ve given me. Because of you, I was always proud that I was a “smart kid”. Thanks for passing on your dry sense of humor, your affection for books, your astigmatism and your love of sleeping late.
Today, in honor of your birthday, I’ll read a good book, pop open a cold Heineken and give the Sunday Times Crossword a try. I miss you.
Love Always,
Me and My Dad, circa 1968

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11 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Dad

  1. That was really lovely. I smiled at what you wrote because that sounds a bit like my dad; reading the paper, can of beer…even the crossword but not The Sunday Times; he wouldn't even attempt that one.

  2. How sweet! I love the photo! I just anted to pop by and let you know I lived from my first half marathon. It was actually way easier than I thought it would be but the key was to maintain a really even slower pace. Although I know now I could probably get a better time, I'm glad that I took it super easy and enjoyed every step! Good Luck on yours coming up!

  3. such a touching post! i lost my dad 10 years ago (wow, i just realized it's been 10 years…) and it sometimes feels like just yesterday. my dad gave me his astigmatism, too 🙂

    (found you at SITS)

  4. Hi friend, I love this post. My heart aches for you. I hope you enjoyed the book, the beer and I you finished the crossword I have to hate you. I hope you have wonderful NEW YEAR filled with lots of new recipes (haha.

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