Hugs for Dad

Dad, Eric and me in Cincinnati Airport – March 1970. I was 3 1/2 – same age as my nieces are right now!

 

Father’s Day is actually rather hard for me as it reminds me of how much I miss my own Dad. It will be 10 years this August that he passed away and although it has gotten easier in some ways, in other ways it has only gotten more difficult. In particular, I so wish he was here to what a great father my brother has turned out to be to his twin 3 1/2 year girls. Dad loved children (even more so than mom) and would’ve made a fantastic grandfather.

If you’re lucky enough to still have your father with you, please give hugs for Dad from Travel with Aging Parents. Mom and I would appreciate it.

I also wanted to share a few pictures of my father as well as an excerpt from this beautiful poem from  Ron Tranmer called Father’s Day in Heaven:

 

I love you and I miss you dad,
and though you’ve passed away,
you’ll never be forgotten,
for I think of you each day.

May you know how much I love you
though I’m here and you are there.
Happy Father’s Day in heaven
to the best dad anywhere!

 

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Dad loved to fish – he and my brother went every year to Canada for many years.

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Eric and Dad on one of their yearly fishing trips to Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dad had quite a wicked sense of humor!

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Dad and his women in Montauk, Long Island over Thanksgiving 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Grubb clan in 1982.

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October 2004, our last trip family together to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park about 30 minutes southwest of Branson. Dad died the following year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Grubb clan (including Memory’s father) in July 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!