My Dad and I have had a relationship that is up and down. For a good many years we didn't even speak, but I have forgiven him for some horrible things he said and did. My Dad is of German and Dutch descent and has a really bad temper, wants things his own way, doesn't believe in progressive into this century but he is still my Dad and I love him. The last few years have been the best years we have had and now this happens. Now that I have listed some of Dad's not so pretty traits, here are some of the things that is awesome about him:
He is an accomplished woodworker.
He has restored many antique tractors and farm implements (this makes him the happiest man on earth).
He loves to read about things that happened years ago and that makes him really happy too.
He was an accomplished residential builder for over 50 years.
While he was building, he never wrote anything down, even when he was framing a house, he just knew the angles to cut and everything worked out wonderfully until he got sick with medicine induced Lupus and was forced to retire.
He always had a roof over our head, clothes on our back and food in our tummys!
What I guess I am saying is whenever my Dad's time on this Earth is over, I will miss him greatly! Love you Dad!!
|Dad and I when I was a baby (1959) with our dog, Lassie.|