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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Fathers' Day To All!

My own father passed away about 4 years ago, at the ripe old age of 85. He had a typical life growing up and living it out for those times- Young man in The Depression, married just before WWll, went to war for the duration, came home to start a career, and get to know his family again. He was a bus driver, worked at an industrial knitting works, assembled conveyors, sold life insurance, and for the last 40 yrs of his career proudly sold new Buicks. By the time I was born, my eldest brother was 13yrs old( I was called a surprise). By the time I was 6 the hard times were over, and we moved up into the middle class. Because of his job, Dad was not home at 5 like most Dads back then. It bugged me as a little kid my Dad was never at Little League, or any other event because of work. When I was older, and started working full time myself, I understood alot more. He was providing for a family to have a better life, and he did it. He had a good life for 84 yrs-The last year kind of sucked, but I was there for him, as well as the rest of my family. Call your Dad today if he's still around- he'll appreciate it!

13 comments:

Jen said...

Isn't father's day tomorrow? I sent my gift and card with my mom, and I'm planning to call tomorrow morning... it is tomorrow, right?

Happy Father's Day to all you dads and dads to be! We wouldn't be who we are without you, literally, we wouldn't even be here.

Jen said...

Your dad sounds awesome. I'm sure you are very proud to have had him in your life. I'm also sure your kids are very lucky to have you! : )
Happy Father's Day!

MONA said...

Happy father's day to you!

My Dad is no more, I mis him so...

KJ said...

Happy Father's Day!
BTW, I started a myspace page, and Mr. Dior asked to be added as a friend..much to my surprise, when I looked at his page, he has what I believe is your son's youtube video posted! Check it out:
http://www.dannydior.com/myspace.html

Akelamalu said...

HAPPY FATHERS DAY to you.

Thankfully I still have my Dad.

buffalodickdy said...

Jen-Always on Sunday!
Mona- Thank-you! If he's gone, and you miss him- he must have done well...
kj- Checked out the blog, and could not find what you referenced!
Was it under Space Cadet or Jetpacks?
Akelamalu-Thankyou! Say Hi to Dad for me!

meredic said...

I know its a disgrace that I should have to thank a relative stranger for reminding me.
But thanks!

snowelf said...

Happy Father's Day, Uncle Buff!!!
Thank you for sharing the story of your dad, too. :)

Get spoiled!

--snow

doggybloggy said...

great story nice glimpse...have a great day today

kate said...

great post about your Dad... I could just about see him in my mind.

It is interesting as we grow older that we finally understand some of the things they did and choices they made... not that they were always right, but we can understand the perspective at least. I am way more forgiving now than I was when I was younger.

Funny about your comment, today is a totally boring day here. I am back from Europe, 2 of 3 kids are at sleepaway camp, one goes tonight and my spouse is in Asia on business. I did have breakfast with my Dad and will probably spend time with him tomorrow as well...

Hope your day is great!

buffalodickdy said...

Meredic- We started as a sex act, and most of us became human! What a cool day!

buffalodickdy said...

Snow and Doggy- you two will never be forgotten! You have hearts and know that your children will never forget you!

buffalodickdy said...

Kate- Your comments strike a cord- It was not a perfect world, but after trying to raise our own children, we realize we don't crap the answers like June and Ward Cleaver....