Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Belated Father's Day Post

Me and my dad.
Yup, my dad. Not my grandfather.
He was 64 when I was born.
He'd be 101 now.
As an adult (and now that he's gone) I'm thinkin'...geez, what a stud!
Fathering a kid at 64??

He was my hero.
And he spoiled me rotten (to my mother's dismay - she ruled with an iron fist).

And, theoretically, I'm his only kid.
But there are a lot of years that he was a Single.Man.

Grew up an only child.
Now I can't help but wonder...


Ragged Around the Edges said...

That is the sweetest photograph and your poem truly gave us a peek at your father.

Ginnie said...

What a great tribute to your dad, Mad. He IS a stud! And what a cutie YOU are!!

Nan said...

I love the photograph...and the way you wrote about it. Your heart is an open book on this one.

paris parfait said...

Great tribute and lovely photograph!

Anonymous said...

That was touching and a great tribute to your wonderful dad.

Becca said...

My father-in-law was 55 when his son (my husband) born. I'm now 50, and my son had been grown and gone for 8 years. I can't imaginge starting fresh - what courage that would take.

This is a lovely tribute to your dad.