Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Father's Birthday

Today is my dad's 82nd birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!

Dad died ten years ago, just 21 days shy of his 72nd birthday, on December 9, 2000. It's strange to me that he's not here.

When I was a kid my dad decided that he did not like having his birthday five days after xmas anymore. So, for just maybe one or 2 years, my mother staged Dad's "half-birthday" on June 30.

I don't remember a lot about his half-birthday. Except that we all felt that it was yet another attempt on the part of my father to hijack a perfectly good day of the year and make it all about him!

Nearly all Saturdays were my father's days. In so far as we were all pressed into service to work on whatever projects dominated his agenda that day.

But here it is, legitimately my dad's 82nd birthday, and he's not able to lay claim to it.

Maybe I'll go change my Honda's oil in his honor.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jazzie Casas said...

Dads make their kids the prioritizing factor in every decision they make. They make sure that nothing and nobody takes precedence over their children. If needs be, they give up careers, homes, and dreams to be where there child is. They do it, and they do it at any cost.








Proud to be a Single Dad

8:30 PM  
Anonymous umair said...

I agreed ... no doubt dad is shelter for their children. sorry for your dad. I also wish Happy birthday to Ur dad. may his soul rest in peace .....

1:12 AM  

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