My Dad's Day

4 years: My Daddy can do anything.
7 years: My Dad knows a lot, a whole lot.
8 years: My Father doesn’t know quite everything.
12 years: Oh, well, naturally Father doesn’t know that either.
14 years: Dad? Hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man is out of date. What did you expect?
25 years: He knows a little about it, but not much.
30 years: Maybe we ought to find out what Dad thinks.
35 years: A little patience. Let’s get Dad’s assessment before we do anything.
50 years: I wonder what Dad would have thought about that. He was pretty smart.
60 years: My Dad knew absolutely everything!
65 years: I’d give anything if Dad were here so I could talk this over with him. I really miss that man.

A repost from 2004. This was the last picture taken of my dad before he got cancer. I miss you so much, Pop.


  1. Thanks for that. I hope this is how my kids will see me when I am gone.

  2. Very nice tribute to your dad, Steph. When we are kids it seems that our parents will live forever, then life happens and one day we wake up and they're gone.

  3. This really was an awesome piece and so true to life. met my dad only once. 3 years later he was dead.

    You were so lucky...


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