Sunday, June 17, 2018

Daddy, Happy Fathers day in heaven

Daddy 1913-2006
Daddy loved to hunt, fish and swim, hike, target shoot. 
(I was target shooting at age 8)
When I cried at the dinner table because of the tiny birds he brought home from hunting, he quit
bringing them home, and left him with his brothers, nephews and cousins.

He tilled the soil with a hand held plow, we ate well.
When I cried because he wanted me to EAT our chickens, 
he stopped raising them.

His nickname was Old Goat, and we butted heads from the time I could talk and walk.

God has a sense of humor, he gave me a dose of Daddy's DNA and created a Female of the same pod. 
 we butted heads our whole lives is because we were the same person, in two forms.
He understood my need to SLAM doors when angry, but he made me close it quietly again.
ARRRRHHH

Daddy in his 70's
And he taught me right from wrong, and to love others as I love myself and to love Jesus, who was the center of his life from when I was 8 until his death.

25 comments:

Ann said...

Your dad sounds like a wonderful man.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
A wonderful memorial and tribute! YAM xx

Sandra said...
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Anonymous said...

Like you said yesterday, our dads were very similar. Down to the suit on the beach and the closing of the door quietly (once slammed). This was a sweet post to his memory.

Sandra said...

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Jo said...

Oh wow, Sandra! What a darling your dad was. Great tribute to him!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful memory of your Dad and a great tribute!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Karen said...

Your Dad sounds like a great dad. I enjoyed seeing the pics and hearing about him. I'm like you, I cried over the chickens when they made it to the dinner table!

Karen said...

I meant to tell you how amazing your header is today!!

crafty cat corner said...

Your Daddy was a fine looking man with a kind face.
Briony
x

G Dazeez said...

Great tribute to your father, time goes by too fast, our memories become life’s treasures. HaPpY Fathers Day to our dear Dads in heaven. Jackie

Denise inVA said...

A sweet tribute to your Dad Sandra, he was such a blessing :)

Pam Jackson said...

That is really nice and I love the comment about making a form of him in a female.

Madi and Mom said...

Such a beautiful post Sandra. You have your Dad's smile and beautiful gray hair. LOL the female apple didn't fall far from the tree
Hugs Cecilia

Hootin' Anni said...

So very strong willed and honest man filled with love for his daughter.

Hootin' Anni said...

So very strong willed and honest man filled with love for his daughter.

photowannabe said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Dad. He sounds like a wonderful man that gave you great values.
I like the part about you two butting heads because you had the same DNA pattern.
That sounds so familiar...That was my Daddy and me too. Loved him dearly but he could drive me nuts and I guess I did the same to him.
the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

DawnTreader said...

It's odd how we sometimes seem to come to understand our parents better in some ways even years after they passed away. Here Father's Day is not until autumn... but I always think of both my parents a bit extra this time of year because Mum died at the end of May (2009) and Dad in mid June (2011).

Mevely317 said...

I LOVE this post, Sandra! Not only do you super resemble your dad, but I cracked up at the 'butting heads' part. What touched me most is his realizing how the tiny birds and chicken hurt your heart - then taking steps not to make the same mistake. THAT's about the cutest definition of daddy love I've ever heard.

Chatty Crone said...

He sounded like a really awesome Father Sandra.

KB Bear said...

My Dad and I are also very similar. It sounds as if you have wonderful memories of your dad despite how you butted heads. And, it actually sounds as if you changed him a bit with your feelings about animals... Happy Father's Day to your Dad in heaven and mine here on Earth.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I've been told that I am more like my father than my mother and it seems you and your father were the same, Sandra. It was nice that he stopped hunting the small birds and killing chickens on your behalf. Thanks for letting us know more about him and how he influenced your life...a lovely tribute indeed.

The Gang at LLB said...

What a beautiful tribute to your wonderful father!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm no happy he stopped bringing the birds home and also stopped raising the chickens. That was so sweet of him. He definitely loved you.

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