Start Your Day with Coffee and a Prayer

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's Day, a day to be thankful for your Father.

I wanted to think of things I remember about my Daddy.

-He loved the beach, Gulf of Mexico. He loved the sun. He was always tan. He loved

to fish. Before he passed he was working on a fiberglass sailboat. He wanted to

leave and just sail. I have some of those traits but mine would be on land just

traveling the world.

-He drank his coffee with Coffemate. I do the same and I add Splenda because I like

mine sweet and creamy. I still have his beat up stainless steel thermos.

-He had beautiful handwriting. He was a Civil Engineer and draftsman. They have

a special penmanship.

-He had beautiful feet. He took very good care of them. I get a pedicure every 2

weeks. He would have loved getting a pedicure.

-He could open the frig and make a meal out of nothing. Fried potatoes, cornbread

fritters, fried apples. I love fried potatoes, cornbread and fried apples.

-He hung his wash on the clothesline outside. One of the last times I saw him he had

all his whites hanging on a line.

-He loved his Mother. I loved his Mother as well. She could be an inspiration. She

read the Bible every day. He gave her an orchid corsage every Mother's Day.

-He always told me he loved me. We had a odd relationship after he separated from

my Mom but he always said he loved me.

I miss you Daddy, you will always be a part of me.


  1. That's a beautiful tribute to your father. I will be thinking of my Dad too and the wonderful things he taught me. Thank you.

  2. A lovely post and a touching tribute to your father.

    An English Girl Rambles

  3. A very poignant post. It is sad when marriage break-ups affect children's relationships with their parents.