To all fathers

My dad got cancer when I was about 25. he beat it for 10 years but then it came back and we lost him. I have learned so much from him. I miss him every day. spend as much time with your kids and family as you can. Life is short.
To the younger members out there… soak in as much knowledge as you can from your dads. they have been their, and done that, and probably have forgotten more than you have learned so far in your life. and spend as much time with him as you can or you will regret it later in life.
I spent a lot of time with my dad and wish I had more.


My father died when I was 13, but lived in the hospital for two to three years before that. Your are lucky to have had him for that long. My mother lasted much longer. She died when I was 28, her age was 60. I’m about 9 years older than my mother when she died, more than 20 years old than my father when he passed. Enjoy your family while you have them. I certainly have been enjoying mine. Two of three daughters were here for my Big Day, and I loved seeing them. #2 stayed home and visited with hubby’s dad at lunch. I’ll see them next weekend for my MIL’s birthday.

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My dad died when I was 11, my mom did not get a car till I was 13. Being poor I had to learn to replace plugs, points , condensers, replace batteries, and use bondo on rust on the fly. I still have many of my dad’s tools. An awesome set of vice grips, several sockets and wrenches.

I had a delightful day with my son and grand kids. I have helped my son and daughter a lot with their cars