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17 August 2006

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Today is my father's birthday. Had he made it this far, he would have been 85 today. But he died on Thanksgiving 4 years ago, and I still miss him. I'm ashamed to say that my siblings and I have yet to decide what to do with his ashes; they still sit in a Barnes and Noble bag (he was a bibliophile) in my closet. Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to publicly say, "Happy Birthday, Daddy." And that being an orphan sucks.

  • On 8/17/2006 6:19 PM, Blogger DeniseUMLaw said…

    I don't know what's worse. Missing your dad after he's passed on, or not. My dad died 6 or 7 years ago and I hardly ever give him a 2nd thought.

    I remember when your dad and your mom passed. You were lucky to have a good relationship (finally) with them both.

    Happy Birthday, Daddy.

     
  • On 8/18/2006 1:38 AM, Blogger Maya's Granny said…

    I lost my father in 1948, when I was six. I still miss him. The thing I finally realized was that I wouldn't trade having him for only six years for having any other father on earth for my entire life.

    I'm not an orphan yet, but losing a parent sucks big time.

     
  • On 8/19/2006 6:22 PM, Blogger konagod said…

    My dad died on 12/30/82. I was only 22 and hadn't really matured enough to realize how foolish I was to not have learned more from him. He was a smart man and could do just about anything.

    I want to kick myself whenever there are repairs around the house that I'm not sure how to do, and especially car issues.

     
  • On 8/21/2006 2:22 AM, Anonymous Andy said…

    Darn it. I just took fifteen minutes trying to get your comments page to load properly. It gave me the options - Blogger, Other, Anon - but nowhere to put name and site! This was after I wrote a response so I will try to reconstruct as not only did it not load properly, the page then froze and I couldn't copy my text to save it. Ah well...

    Here's what I basically wanted to say: you honour your father in a way I found touching and I am sure he is proud of you and your capacity to express your love so honestly. x

     
  • On 8/21/2006 4:24 PM, Blogger Jami said…

    Thank you very much everybody. My Dad always did appreciate a party!

     
  • On 8/22/2006 5:48 AM, Anonymous Andy said…

    So you take after him, then? >;-) x

     

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