Skip to comments.Happy Father's Day to Forum Fathers
Posted on 06/19/2005 9:13:29 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
I didn't want to be guilty of letting this day pass without a special salute to the fathers on this forum.
All too often Dad's are the invisible champions in our society. If they are portrayed in the media, they are most generally used as the butt of jokes or a prop to make someone else look superior.
This is your day Dads. Thanks for stepping up and taking on the challenge.
I'd like to see this thread used by folks to champion their fathers, spouses, brothers or other special dads that have made a difference in your life, the lives of other family members or even friends.
I'll be back in a few hours to place my thoughts about my own dad here. By then I hope to see many heartwarming stories about other great dads.
Right now I'm off to see my wife's dad. This afternoon I'll be seeing my own. In-between, I'll place some comments here about my own dad.
Happy Father's Day!
Happy Father's Day to all of the Freeper Dads.
I'd like to give special acknowledgement to my step-father. He is a kind, strong and patient man and he'd have to be to live with my mother. His love and guidance have been invaluable to me and my sisters over the past ten years and we're all grateful that he came into our lives and showed us what a real father is.
Happy Father's Day, Geo.
Thanks, Same back attcha..
Took My WWII NAVY Vet Dad out to breakfast yesterday. Just he and I sitting out side at a local resturant talking cars, family, laughing, remembering what it was like when I was small and all the trouble I got in. Just Father and Son talking over the breakfast table about guy stuff.
My 4 kids took me to a nice eatery yesterday and showered me with gift ceretificates to my favorite gun store......... today they will BBQ for me whilst I watch NASCAR. As for my dad, I've pre-paid a guided hunting trip for the fall and broke the news to him today.
So I did.
All the way out to the field in front of the house where I had dug a hole in the ground and called it my fort. I brought some bread to eat and a coke.
After a couple of hrs I heard him calling for me. The grass was high so I peeked up enough to see him, but he couldnt see me.
I ignored him because he did not know where I went and he needed to be taught a lesson.
But he kept calling, and the tone of his voice told me he regretted it and didint want me to really leave.
He went back in the house eventually, but came back and hollered for me some more. I ignored him some more.
Finally I decided he had learned his lesson and came crawling out of my fort and crossed the field to my house.
When I came in expecting a whipping he didnt even mention it and we watched some movie and ate popcorn.
Happy Fathers Day, Dad. I should have invited you to my fort.
With all the knowledge we have on FR I'd like to see any and all words of wisdom posted that can be helpful to the upcoming generation of fathers. Guys in their late teens and twenty's have been fed so much BS about homo & metrosexualism they don't know who they are anymore as well as how important strong fathers are the only hope for this country as we enter the next stage of radical feminazi Hillaryism.
Thank you! And happy Fathers Day to all you fellow Freepers, especially those of you still on Active duty and in harms ways!!
Spending some time with your kids doing the mundane goes much further than giving them their favorite present. Play monopoly, hot wheels..even barbie if you have girls. Just do something they are in to. SLOW DOWN and get into their world. You will see a change in their attitude. And you might find its a peaceful place to be sometimes.
Thanks for posting this!!!
Happy Father's Day to a few of my favorite FReeper dads.
I hope you and your Dad catch a lot of fish next week.
But the company will be good either way right?
My Dad took my brother and I fishing from early childhood too. My brother is a striper guide today and we still fish together often.
What we wouldnt give to fish with him one more time.
(even if he slapped us on the back with his rod for arguing just like then)
Because of some health issues, and a middle-aged man's guilt left over from being a typical teenager, I recently sent my Dad a seven page letter talking about some of the memories made with and lessons learned from my father. I did it because I wanted to tell him I remember...
I remember that he was there at every single game/match/whatever. He supported me in everything I did, whether or not it was something he was really into - like musicals!
I remember him being - kind of - patient when I was his unwilling accomplice - trying to install a one-piece muffler/tailpipe on a '72 Chevy van on what had to be the coldest February Sunday ever.
I remember when he baby-tapped a deer in the early evening on an icy road - traveling to a wrestling match to watch me compete. Both deer and '72 van were fine. Deer and driver were startled, though!
His response? "I was just trying to do my best." Dad, your best was THE best - it was exactly what I needed, even if I didn't know it at the time. I'm a Dad now, too. I hope my best is half as good as yours was!
Thank God I took the time to tell him before it becomes too late! God bless you, Dad! May he give you many, many more years.
I want my kids to see you the way I do.
I love you, Dad.
Thanks, dad! Happy Father's Day!! Love you!
Father of 4 here wishing all fathers the blessings my children have given me.
He had so little time off until he had to stop after cataract surgery when he was in his sixties. Not working was difficult for my father. He retired to sitting on the Brighton Beach boardwalk watching the Atlantic Ocean.
He developed heart trouble, kept it to himself, until I found his pills. He died quietly in his sleep at the age of 77.
I never heard my father say a bad word about anyone. He raised two children who got graduate school educations.
He never complained, was quiet, shy and decent.
My father worked much too hard, but he felt he had to. Life was not fair to him, he was a honorable man who deserved better.
He was embarrassed whenever I sent him a Father's Day present. I could never persuade him how much he deserved it.