Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day 2013

Bittersweet is the first Father's day without the man who loved you longest of all.

Jimmy and I  announced our engagement on  Christmas day in '76. I was 26 and Jimmy was only 20 and both of our families were mildly freaked out about it.

At some point during the day, my Dad asked me if I knew what the hell  I was doing.  I assured him that I did and he paused and then replied with a grin
"Jeez, I didn't think I'd ever get rid of you."  I laughed then and can laugh now. I did know - back into time and deep into the future.

My Men of Steel spent a fun day together while I dipped out for the day at a friend's house but got home in time to finally get a decent steak off the grill for us.

1 comment:

Jeannie said...

I thought of you yesterday and how hard a day it must have been. My Dad said the same to me when I married at 34. :) I am now sitting and waiting. This will be Dad's last Father's Day and knowing that makes it even more precious. xoxo

My Goodman

Couldn't let this day slip away without acknowledging that it's been six years since we lost Jimmy. He was a wonderful father an...

Play it again Sam.