Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Bittersweet Father's Day

Father's Day - A day of bittersweet memories 

This post is done in memory of my father who left this world way to early in 1985.

 My father was a very quiet soft-spoken person with a fun sense of humor and a very gentle personality. He was not one to open up and talk seriously with others but did on rare occasions. He was a lover, he loved everyone and especially loved children. I can't remember him every saying anything negative about another person or really even in general no matter what the situation.

I am sure I got my artistic gene from him as he was an artist when it came to working with wood, whether making furniture or  refurbishing historic homes. He shared with me his love of the ocean, swimming, outdoors, auto racing and classic cars. Although I had such a short time with this gentle man I am thankful for that time and hope that I have somehow acquired all his best qualities.

While many songs remind me of my father these are the ones that hold the strongest memories and emotions for me.

Wishing all fathers a very Happy Father's Day. 
May you have many memorable and happy years with your children.


Unknown Mami said...

Hugs! Beautiful tribute to your father.

Ms. Solitaire said...

That was beautiful.