Fathers Day

2008-06-14-1354-40 Fathers Day, for many a day of celebration and honor.  And for many others like me, a day for remembrance and tribute.  I think it may just be one of the hardest days of the year for me.  My Father, was probably the most important person in my life.  I can’t remember a job he held that didn’t allow all of us kids to go along.  Many of my earliest memories were of spending time at work with dad and my siblings. 


If he had one fault, it was that like so many of his generation, he was not very handy with emotions.  I believe he had more trouble voicing how he felt than anyone I’ve ever known.  I did a Fathers day Tribute last year, feel free to read it.  Reba's  song Greatest Man I Never Knew, reminds me very much of my father.


Vixen said...

Thinking of you. I've known a lot of 'dads' who have a hard time showing their emotions, but I always could tell what was in their heard even when they didn't think they were sharing it.

((hugs)) for today.

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Moon-Writer said...

Nice story, yea a lot of Dad's were like that with their emotions. Mine had a way of showing his love with jokes and nicknames. Was planning a tribute post like you did but just could not do it. Too fresh, too new, Maybe next year or his b'day in September when maybe I won't be trying to see thru the tears. In my family the true "head of the family tree" is now gone. Those shoes will never be filled again.
Whoops sorry for rambling

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Eric S. said...

Thanks Vixen, Yep he had a way of showing his emotions that those who really knew him could read easy enough. :)

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Eric S. said...

Allison, I know exactly where you're coming from. It took me two years before I could write about dad, and I still tear up each time. The tie is so strong I don't think it will ever be broken. I would love to be able to say it will get easier for you over time, but that would be a lie. I think we learn to deal with it better, but it doesn't get any easier.

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Guest said...

I can say from my experience that it is better for the son to have memories like yours than like my own. Be Well Erik


Eric S. said...

Hi Mark, I do wish everyone had memories such as mine. I do know from life experience though, that not everyone was as lucky as I. ;)

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Guest said...

Yup, its a rough day for the whole week approaching, and the day of. I listen to National Public Radio while commuting, and while gardening on the weekends, and they always have very touching, very moving stories of fathers and kids. Damn them; makes me cry much too often.

AngelBaby said...

I know what you mean men had to be tuff and macho. I knew many of them like that. It is so nice that men are aloud to show emotions now and it is much better for them too. Thanks for sharing.

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Jena Isle said...

hi Eric,

I've read your earlier story about your Dad and it was heartwarming. We usually look up to our Dad's. Happy father's day too. :)


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