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Happy Father's Day! - BettyO - 06-13-2013 11:57 AM

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads!!

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RE: Happy Father's Day! - Linda Anderson - 06-13-2013 12:03 PM

Great job, Betty. Thanks!

RE: Happy Father's Day! - RJNorton - 06-13-2013 12:40 PM

Thanks, Betty. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.

RE: Happy Father's Day! - Gene C - 06-13-2013 03:18 PM

I liked the picture of Lew Wallace, I hadn't seen that before

RE: Happy Father's Day! - GARY POPOLO - 06-13-2013 03:32 PM

Thank you Betty! Hope all you fathers get to spend the day with your family's. Best Gary

RE: Happy Father's Day! - LincolnMan - 06-13-2013 03:58 PM

Speaking as both a father and a grandfather, I say thanks Betty! The picture is awesome.

RE: Happy Father's Day! - J. Beckert - 06-13-2013 04:06 PM

Very nice, Betty. Thank you!

RE: Happy Father's Day! - BettyO - 06-13-2013 04:06 PM

Yes....Gene and Gary, Lew Wallace was a pretty handsome dude without all the imperials on his face! That's an adorable photo of him and son....I just had to include that....

I lost my own dear dad over 30 years ago due to a massive heart attack -- still miss him! He was the one who influenced my love of Civil War history. My mom did, too....but dad always insisted that we visit historic sites....

I also forgot to include all the GRANDADS !!!

RE: Happy Father's Day! - HerbS - 06-13-2013 04:50 PM

Thanks-Betty,Once again you have out done yourself!---Herb

RE: Happy Father's Day! - L Verge - 06-13-2013 05:04 PM

If the men on this forum are as nice to their families as they are to us online, you are all adored by your folks, I'm sure. Hope you have a wonderful weekend of being pampered.

I'm like Betty, I lost my father in 1979 to cancer, but I still miss him. In fact, today would be his 98th birthday.

RE: Happy Father's Day! - GARY POPOLO - 06-13-2013 08:55 PM

Betty and Laurie I want to tell you both how sorry I am that you both will not be able to enjoy the day with your dads. They will always be in your minds and thoughts and that can never be taken away from you. On a happier note I am being taken to lunch by my daughter and granddaughter miss Zoe tomorrow. How great life can be when you have grandchildren. Best Gary

RE: Happy Father's Day! - L Verge - 06-13-2013 09:02 PM

I agree about the grandchildren, Gary. I have only one, a grandson that just turned 13 - and I still LIKE him. In fact, he just called to tell me to get the checkbook out 'cause he's gotten straight A's again.

Have a great time with your ladies tomorrow.

RE: Happy Father's Day! - ReignetteC - 06-13-2013 10:26 PM

Nice picture, Betty! Thanks

RE: Happy Father's Day! - Rob Wick - 06-15-2013 10:32 AM

As 2013 is a year of "firsts" for me, this Father's Day is the first to have special meaning. I haven't known a Father's Day since 1969, but I've been wondering what might have happened had coronary bypass surgery been as commonplace then as it is now. Given the type of man my father was (taciturn, not one to share his feelings) I don't know that he would have even admitted something was wrong, but he did see a doctor on occasion. My father is more like an apparition to me as my memory of him is fuzzy, and that threatens to turn him into whatever I want him to be given that he has no real form other than what I provide. My siblings, who knew him better, have different remembrances given their own history. For my sisters he was a gruff and sometimes hateful man yet for my brother he was a hero. My mother could never talk about him for very long so she never recalled more than a few wisps of memory that never put him in any real perspective. Friends of his knew parts of his life (his time in the Marines, working as a mechanic, beginning to smoke at the age of 6 and at one point much later smoking 5 packs a day) but were just as opaque on the whole of who he was.

Long ago I accepted the fact that he would never be fully formed in my mind. Yet that doesn't stop me from wishing I could know more. Maybe some day.


RE: Happy Father's Day! - Gene C - 06-15-2013 12:22 PM

Since it's Father's Day, I'll share this little prayer with you,

"Lord, help me to be half the man my dog thinks I am"