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Saturday, June 17, 2017

My Daddy, Personal Father's Day Tribute, 2017


Above, is my daddy's, "soak up the love," face.


And this is my Daddy's smile!!  I wish you could see his blue eyes that sparkle like a precious jewels.
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Right here, is one of the first, greatest blessings of my life.  My daddy.  He chose the BEST when he chose my mother.

They worked hard to make their marriage work.  It was not always easy.  Their style of living was, "Children come first," but don't misinterpret that to incorrectly assume that this means my sister and I were spoiled.  I worked at the same restaurant from the time I was 16 until I was 23, and a senior at college.  I missed out on fun and social opportunities because I was required to work, but I have nothing but gratitude about that.

We were taught to be responsible and contribute, and work toward our goals.  Still I can say that Mom and Dad put kids first because they did not work to spend money on fun get-away excursions.  Where they went, they took the kids, often others besides their own (numerous cousins).

Honestly my fondest memories revolve around very traditional everyday roles that were repeated day after day, week after week.  Mom had dinner ready about the time Daddy came home from his work at the Reynolds Metal Refinery.  When Daddy arrived home from work, his two little girls RAN to him to jump on him, hug him, kiss him, and then.............sit down for a GAME. [Trouble, Parcheesi, Old Maid....]  I have to admit here, that soon the different natures of my sister and me, caused me to "cop-out."  I thought younger sister talked too much and was too giggly or silly.  She got on my nerves!  (I am sure I more than got on hers as well.).....Yet I treasure these memories.

I am grateful that my daddy brought laughter and play into our family, and later...my children's.  He taught my son to play Chess, and my daughter to play poker with pennies.

To my children, laughter is practically synonymous with their Bibi (their name for my Daddy.)  At every stage of my life, my Daddy was trustworthy, loyal, encouraging, supportive and FUN. He has spent his life giving to his family.

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He is MY, "Best Daddy in the whole world!!"
           "Sure do love my Daddy!"
          "Happy Father's Day Daddy!"
2017


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Can hardly wait to go see you and bring you a homemade coconut pie that we can share.
          Your first born, Tammy 💗💞💕

9 comments:

  1. Oh, he's so handsome and adorable! You both have the same smile and charm. It's great to know that there's so much love in your relationship. That is a precious gift from God. You and your kids are blessed. May God bless more his life and health.

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    1. Thank you Kate. My "riches" in this world are in "people" blessings, and fruits from the Holy Spirit. You are one of my blessings.

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  2. Oh Tammy!!!! Love this tribute you did!!!

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  3. Maria "Chico" NinoJune 17, 2017 at 7:55 PM

    You are truly blessed to have such a wonderful daddy. Happy Father's Day Uncle Bill! Thank you for sharing

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    1. I remember how fond you were of your Daddy. (Hugs to you, for loosing him too soon) I know you did this from your phone, for those typos. Love to you golden friend. Hope you visit my blog again.

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  5. I miss my dad at age 11 but I remember his consitent love and fathering me that I cherish in memory to this day. Thanks for sharing your daddy and the love you have for each other and of your family. Your friend in Christ,Pamela

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  6. Thank you Pamela. Bless you sweet friend.

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