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It usually takes me a little while to get out of bed.  Used to be that was the case bacause of my physical condition but these days it’s for a very different reason.  

I realized yesterday morning, as i lay in bed “preparing” to get up, that i think about my father every single morning when i wake up.  There is SO much to remember about him.  My Dad was probably the funniest person i have ever known...and rarely was it the goofy, clowny kind of funny...but more the kind of funny that is impromptu and natural.

A perfect example is the time when my mother arrived home one afternoon when i was a teenager.  My brother and I were in the livingroom with Dad, reading the paper, when we heard Mom pull into the driveway.  Immediately, there was a crashing, crunching sound right behind Dad (sitting on the couch along the common wall between the livingroom and garage).  Mom had actually HIT the garage door frame while pulling into the garage!   Without missing a beat, my father lowered the newspaper and said, “Your mother’s home, go help her with the groceries.”

Another time when my mother had made a lemon meringue pie, Dad asked me to get him a slice.  I had a helluva time getting the piece of pie out of the pie plate and by the time i got it onto the plate and to my father, it looked pretty pitiful.  My father’s comment?  “Did you already chew it up for me?”

Those are two occasions that come to mind right now...but do you see what i mean?  

Here is a picture i came across recently...this was me just before my Sr. Prom (November
1979).



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      Mary Clark wrote Nov 16, 2008
    • What a nice tribute to your Dad.  My Dad has been gone 10 years this past April. It use to seem not so long ago....now it seems like it has been a lifetime since I’ve seen him.  

      I really do miss him.



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      Jenni0811 wrote Nov 16, 2008
    • My father passed 4 years ago and there will always be a hole for those of us he left behind. Your father sounds like he was a super man and father. It is wonderful to have those fantastic memories.



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      Merlot63 wrote Nov 16, 2008
    • Your dad sounds like a very special person.  It’s wonderful that you have all this great memories to remind you of him.  This way you keep part of him right there with you.

      My father passed away 17 years ago.  I really wish he could have seen his kids get married and enjoy his grandchildren.



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      Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 16, 2008
    • Oh, yes. The loss of our dads makes me want to cry. Mine was lost 5/7/99 - two weeks before he was to walk me down the aisle.

      Daph-Your story about your mom driving into the wall is hysterical.

      My dad and I had a similar sense of humor. Everyday in our local newspaper there is a sports cartoon in the sports section. If it was a really funny one, he would cut it out and put it in my stack of mail for me to read. He always got a kick out of sharing it with me. One day I got home from school to find a cartoon waiting for me to read. As I was reading it, he was sitting behind me in the living room waiting for my reaction - trying not to laugh. When I’d turn around and laugh, he would let his laughter go and we’d crack up together!

      His laughter would make me laugh even if I didn’t know what he was laughing at!

      I miss him!!!



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 16, 2008
    • I usually think of my mom and my stepdad on a daily basis. I also have a lot of dreams about them.

      They lived with my many ups and downs. I am sad that they did not live to see my continuous up-my marriage to the right man!



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      Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 16, 2008
    • I dream of my mom and dad too. They are usually pretty bizarre.



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      Mary Clark wrote Nov 16, 2008
    • I remember about a month or two after my Dad passed away having a dream.  In the dream we were all (my sisters and family) sitting in a living room and all of a sudden my father appeared ...standing in the entry way between the living room and a dining room.  I looked up and said “oh my gosh..what are you doing here?” (in the dream I knew he was dead).  He replied, “I just wanted to tell you that everything is going to be okay.“.  And then he was gone.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 16, 2008
    • That photo could have very easily been me with my dad grinning in the background. I loved that man more than life itself. Thank you for sharing yours with us. I always say that the things my dad loved most in this world were trains, and peanut butter, and us. Now everytime I hear a train whistle I know it’s the sound of my dad laughing.



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      Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 16, 2008
    • maryclark-what a great dream!



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      Mztracy wrote Nov 16, 2008
    • im with teek, im miss your dad also!

      i am so sorry for all your loss‘. ♥

      maryclark i just got the chills. what a gr8 dream.

      My daddy is still with us. He is going on 80 and I just thank God that I grew up and regained a relationship with him.



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Nov 17, 2008
    • I couldn’t read everyone’s answers... loosing one of my parents has always been a fear of mine since I was a child.
      I know I need to bring it the the forefront of my mind some day... but it is so difficult.

      I just wanted to tell you Daphne that your funny stories about your Dad cracked me up!  My humor. When I hear ANYTHING that really makes me laugh he is the first one I call.

      I just wanted to say (lordy be... here come the tears), that I am sorry that any of us have to loose our beloved parents.
      I do know that our bodies are made up of energy, and ENERGY can NEVER EVER physically be broken down... and so our parents do live on forever~!!! This does give me some peace, and I hope it will for you as well.

      Thank YOU for sharing your very special Dad with us~!

      Della



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      Linni wrote Nov 17, 2008
    • Hi Daphne!

       what a great memory of your dad! thank you for sharing those with us!

      as you know, i lost my daddy 15 years ago, and i miss him everyday! he had a great sence of humor as well! one day, i was hard boiling a dozen eggs, and went to watch my stories and forgot about the eggs!  

      well, daddy got home, and he said, “Linda whats that smell?” and im like, OMGOSH! the eggs! so we ran to the kitchen, and sure enough the water was gone! the shells were burnt, and daddy picked up an egg, peeled it and said ” tennis anyone?”  i roared with laughter, as did he, and from that moment on he would always tell me ” you make the impossible possible princess! ”

      thanks for the memories Daph!
      hugs
      Linni



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      Marie Hempsey wrote Nov 17, 2008
    • Daphne,
      Thank you for sharing your father with us. I laughed at your examples of his humor!I got some tears while reading this too. He sounds like he was a wonderful daddy! Take care,
      Friends,
      Ree



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