June 21, 2011


June 21, 2011

Today would have been my Dad's 85th birthday.

I think about that sometimes. More than sometimes. I think of 15 years later, and wonder. I think of all that's taken place in that 15 years. He died a week before Christopher's 5th birthday; Ari had just turned 2. They both know him in pictures. This breaks my heart. But this is the way it is.

Happy birthday, Pop.

xo

7 Comments:

Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

My girls were born July 1990 and September 1993 and Dad died in January 1995. Very similar timeline. Very similar sentiment. I so wish he could see the wonderful young ladies his grand daughters have become (not that I'm biased, or anything.)

I'm pretty sure he would want you to have a jug of wine to celebrate.

Happy Birthday to him. He sounds like an incredible man.

June 21, 2011 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Pat lake said...

Besides seeing my kids (32, 29 and 25) and grandkids (7,4,3 and 1 1/2) on father's day ...I performed a ritual I have for the past 18 years. Near Kirkland Lake, I drove to the end of a back highway, walked 20 minutes along the railway tracks, and came to a bend in the river where my dad and I used to fish, and where his ashes rest today. I sit and think about how much I miss him ... and leave for him a wee dram of vodka and a pack of cigarettes, two things that he enjoyed far too often in his latter years. They won't kill him now, and it brings me close, that one day a year ... even after 18 years there are times something will happen and I will think to myself "I will have to tell dad..." ... and I do, in my thoughts. Sometimes he answers me back.

As always sweet Lorraine ... you make us think. You rock, girl!

June 21, 2011 11:29 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

If I don't see you no more in this world, I'll see you in the next one, so don't be late..dont'be late.
Jimi Hendrix Voodod Child
Slight Reprise---1968

June 22, 2011 12:32 AM  
Anonymous Roz said...

Hey Pop,

Happy Birthday. I know you wouldn't have wanted anything but, know that I thought of you numerous times throughout the day.

June 22, 2011 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was the 2nd Fathers Day without my Dad, and the 2nd anniverary of the Mom's death.

My kids did thier best to help me get through, but they hurt too.

June 22, 2011 12:21 PM  
Blogger Nursedude said...

July 2nd will be the 24th anniversary of my Dad's passing. Mom has just entered palliative care. I'm really hoping they don't end up sharing the same "anniversary".

June 23, 2011 4:44 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Thanks for the kind comments, everyone.

June 23, 2011 5:42 PM  

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