Father's Day must be a challenge for you. You have to remember all those names when you say thank you for the dozens and dozens of cards you receive.
My brother has 3 kids and I can barely remember their names and which is which. Granted I have only seen them a few times. (they live in Maine)Around the dinner table the other week, I was challenged to recite all of their birthdays. I got 8 of them wrong!! Sheesh!
I cannot believe how any post could possibly have been more appropriate for this day than this one. My hat's off to Philoshop.For all you Dads out there:
I took my Pop to an auto wrecking yard last month to look for a hubcap for his Ford Ranger. No luck on the hubcap but we had fun just spending a nice afternoon together walking around the junk
My Dad has Alzheimer's that is progressing far too quickly. We were pretty far back into the "yard" because that's where they put the trucks. On the way out he stood in front of me and said, "Son. There's a very good chance that in the next couple of years I won't remember your name, but I'll never forget who you are and what you mean to me." A love without end, amen!
Thank you, Wood Doctor. And I mean that. I couldn't post that story without tears in my eyes. It just hurts.I cannot believe how any post could possibly have been more appropriate for this day than this one. My hat's off to Philoshop.
p.s. I really miss my '97 Ford Ranger that served me well for 20 years. (Pic in avatar)
I live close by and visit often, Uncle. When it gets to the point where my Mom can't handle it, I'll sell my house and move in to take care of them. They've been there for me the last 60 years, and it's the least I can do for them.Yeah, that's gotta be hard, especially for your mom. An older man in our church passed away and had some issues. He would be sitting in the living room with his wife and suddenly start teaching her a music lesson!
There were some pretty funny tales she told about his decline, but a lot of sad ones as well. Just bear with him, knowing that it's not 'him' when he fades away, and don't forget all the good times!
Speaking of which, I had a good time today. St. Louis Museum of Transportation today, and wife's parents and my son in law all made it as well.
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