Happy Father’s Day Dad, I miss you.
You spoiled me like only a Dad can do. I was your little angel. I rode on your shoulders which gave me a different perspective of the world.
You took me to work on Saturdays when the shop wasn’t open to work on the family car. Then we’d stop for ice cream on the way home. Just you and me.
You loved cars and boats so on summer weekends the family would go boating on nearby lakes or rivers. You taught me to water ski, and when to let go of the rope. You took us camping and showed me a beautiful natural world.
You bought my first, second and third car. The last a muscle-car, 1968 Mercury Cyclone Cobra jet, I think fulfilled your desire for a race car. I had the fastest girl-car in High School. You taught me how to fix most things on my vehicles.
You didn’t know how to say, “I love you” any other way than buy things. Probably because you had never heard that said when growing up and didn’t have money for things.
You gave me away at my wedding and told my husband not to bring me back but you always welcomed me home when I needed you.
You were a quiet man, rarely raising your voice but when you did I knew to listen. You taught me to be self sufficient and independent while also knowing when to ask for help.
Thank you. I know you loved me and I miss you every day.