Thursday, June 7, 2007

Father's Day

Dear Dad,

You gave me so much in my lifetime. I am sure that all my volunteer work, donations, and "How can I help?" attitude came from your altruistic genes. Sometimes I think you went out of your way to find ways to help, and yet nobody ever thought anything of it. You never looked for thanks, even waved away all signs of gratitude with a snort and a "what would you like to drink?"

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Dear Dad,

How lucky am I that I got your sense of humor? It's twisted, it's quick, sometimes it's downright snarky, but I always make people smile and I'm always thinking what a great gift I got from my dad! The folks I work with and my best buds always say they see you in me, and that it's a good thing.


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Dear Dad,

Did I ever tell you just how beautiful Snickerdoodle looks in her pearl earrings that you bought for her? She wears them with her black concert dress and she looks so elegant! You always had a good eye for jewelry. You bought Mom the classiest, loveliest pieces and loved to surprise her with them. Luckily I married a man who believes in that too!


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Dear Dad,

Someone mentioned Captain Kangaroo the other day, and I trotted out my trusty "Hey, my dad went to high school with Captain Kangaroo!" These days, I'm just grateful when I find someone who knows who the Captain is.


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Dear Dad,

There's a hundred more "Dear Dad" thoughts I have bottled up inside. I can't quite believe it's exactly one year ago today that I lost you. You were the person on earth that understood me the most, and our connection was so close. I feel such a sense of loss that I can't share those moments with you any longer, and that your love of learning has come to an end.

To quote from my favorite show, "Wicked,"

"So much of me
Is made of what I've learned from you.
You'll be with me,
Like a hand-print on my heart."

I miss you.

Love,
Liz

3 comments:

camillaknits said...

Hi knitter! I had to pop over and leave you a comment when I saw your remark about 'nobody' reading your blog. I've lurked a bit here before, but did not leave a comment due to my insane jealousy at your 'rockin' sock club member button. My pal redrhonda is in it also, but alas, I've only had internet since Feb. of this year, so I'm crossing crossables that perhaps there will be a spot for me next year. Sorry the green-eyed monster led you to think nobody reads your words... this nobody does (how 'bout more posts?) Type soon. Cami

alice said...

hey- not trying to be an eavesdropper ... i was reading cara's january one blog and happened upon your comment about LYSs in the NJ area. i am in bergen county and know a few that i really like... (ps- i am a music teacher too!) they may be a little father for you but i thought i might give you the scoop as i have found it. there's the Skein Attraction in Teaneck NJ, which i have only been to once, but liked pretty well; there's Close Knit in Ho-Ho-Kus NJ which is small but cute and friendly with a reasonable selection; the Stitchery in Pearl River NY (very close to NJ) that has a super selection and FANTASTIC service; and my personal favorite Knitting Nation in Nyack, NY (a little farther but worth the drive) hope you find a nice LYS thats not TOO far away. peace, Alice

inky said...

camilla, now that school is over, I shall post again - with photos AND knitting. can you stand it?

alice, thanks for all the shop info. My best friend lives in bergenfield, so now I have another excuse to visit! Let's go Devils!