who he was.

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i remember my dad standing right here 

when i was 2 years old

 we lived in chicago

 he was so young

just starting out in his career

i remember the bar in our basement 

climbing up into the stools

the candle wrapped in netting

the straw hats on the wall

and i remember 

he loved to be the life of the party. 

“it doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”

-anne sexton

happy father’s day to all 

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33 responses »

  1. Thank you, your Dad was obviously a people person. A nice man. I’m going out for lunch with my daughter, son in law and two grandchildren as well as two of my nieces soon. It’ll be wonderful.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  2. “The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.” –Bertrand Russell

    Obviously, your father needn’t have worried in your case, Beth (“Obviously” to me, in any case — haha). 🙂

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