Thursday, June 16, 2011

Letter to My Father

Dear Daddy,

Thank you for being the only one who said you'd want to watch 3-D King Kong with me when I was little. Thank you for taking me to the fair afterwards and riding the horror train with me, while shielding me from the man in the gorilla suit.

Thank you for spending those unforgettable Sunday mornings with pre-teen me and letting me play with your army tanks and singing with Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis and me. Thank you for never failing to fix things for me. Broken lamps, bathtub and the leaking loo, cabinet, the fantabulous thing in the basement (will make another post about this one) and more recently my doorknob. Thank you for being the McGyver in the family and never tiring of helping me find a battery, fuse, wrench, or loose screw (literally and figuratively).
Thank you for teaching me to love learning. You taught me to be a forever student of life. One is never too old to discover. You have taught many others this gift and they have made a living out of it.
Thank you for bringing history to life through your stories of the war. Thank you for bringing the present to me by being my radio, telling me what is happening in the world before anyone else. Thank you for bringing excitement to the future by the new projects you have yet to show us.

Most of all thank you Daddy for always making us laugh until our tummies ache! You're always "game" on Games Night and half the fun is just watching your expressions!

Thank you Daddy for being who you are in my life. Don't ever change! Stay as wonderful as you are! Happy Father's Day!

*I hope you like my gift wrapped in brown paper decorated with Papemelroti and Tim Holtz stamps. Thank you to Lucky Palm for the vintage photograph and Vintage Catnip for the border.


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