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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2009, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Fathers Day

Father's Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life - whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or "Big Brothers."

As a father of 3 beautiful children, I want to wish all fathers a Happy & Safe Fathers Day.
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Ditto. Funny, when I was young I didn't always get along very well with my Dad. That is, until I lost my mom. Since then, I have really appreciated my Dad for who he is and for all he's done for me, even when I wasn't so easy to do things for.


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Originally Posted by rubyrick View Post
Ditto. Funny, when I was young I didn't always get along very well with my Dad. That is, until I lost my mom. Since then, I have really appreciated my Dad for who he is and for all he's done for me, even when I wasn't so easy to do things for.
There's a old saying My Dad use to Quote to Me when I was Younger.

"When I was Younger I thought how Stupid My Dad was, But the Older I got the More I Realized just how Smart He really was"

So Here's to ALL the Dads...... They Did the Best They Could with What They had to Work With.


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I lost my dad in a trucking accident near Big Timber, Montana on Aug.14, 2001, just 27 days before the planes flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center on 9-11, 2001. He was just past his 71st birthday, and enjoying being semi-retired, driving tractor-trailer for his cousin, when they were busy hauling annhydrous ammonia fertilizer in the spring and fall, and helping other friends and neighbors, who weren`t as able as he was to get around.

For the 10 or 12 years before he died, I used to stop by for at least a few minutes, almost every afternoon to visit with him in the yard or garage, on my way home from work. We would share a joke, or laugh about something Paul Harvey had said that day on his News and Commentary or the Rest of the Story. We had such a similar sense of humor, a love of country and western music and other interests, that we never really tired of one anothers company. I was lucky that he and I never had a falling out when I was a teenager, as it seems so many young folks do.

So all of you lucky enough to still have your father, (or other father figure) around, make sure you visit or call him on the phone this weekend, and tell him how much he means to you. Fathers aren`t so good at accepting compliments as Mothers are, and he will probably act like it is nothing special, but deep down he will be really pleased that you took the time to show you cared.

Now you who are fathers and grandfathers, like I am, accept any compliments graciously this Fathers Day, by simply saying "Thank you", if nothing else comes to mind. You may never know the influence you have on your children, just by your being there. You are an important person in their lives.

I give a big X2 to everything that John, rubyrick and jthill said previously in their posts.

Happy Fathers Day to you all!!


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Well, my girlfriend has a couple kids, but I certainly don't consider myself to be their 'Dad'. (Although I do try to act like more of a Father figure than I've heard their Dad does, atleast to the son. He treats the daughter pretty good)
But her son & his girlfriend just had a baby and asked if I'd mind being called Papa Tim. "Certainly, it would be an honor" I told them.
So....even with not having any kids of my own, I am kinda a Papa now.

I can only hope to fill the shoes of my Father & Grandfather!!!

Happy Fathers day to all the Fathers, Grandfathers, StepDads and all those who have young ones who look up to them, in whatever way.

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To those who have the distinction of being a father or father figure, remember that with great power comes great responsibility! (IOW if you can't dazzle with brilliance, baffle them with bull****)

For those of you who haven't had the opportunity as of yet, try to remember how yours treated you, and take the best of what you remember and multiply that by 10, take the rest and hold it in reserve, you will need it!!!!
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Happy Fathers Day to all of you fathers out there. Hope its going as well as it should be.
Here's to another year of reseeding hair lines, gray hair and getting fat.
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Happy Father's Day to all you father's out there! I hope you had a good one!!
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