Remembering My Father


Today is my Dad’s Birthday, he would be 78. He passed away 3 years ago. This is a picture I drew of him as a child, when I was in High School. My Dad liked to draw horses from memory.

When I was a kid, I enjoyed watching him work with wood. I played in his saw dust, with the smell of cedar in the air. On the right is a picture of the grandfather clock he made. All of it’s parts are wooden, right down to the walnut screws. There isn’t any metal. The weight is a rock, because wood wasn’t heavy enough. It’s stands about 8ft tall, running with a wooden tick tock.

He inspired me to be what I am today! Happy Birthday Dad!

9 responses to “Remembering My Father

  1. I was going to hit “Like” but decided to comment and use the word “Love” . Thank you for sharing a special moment with your Dad. Brings memory of my own.

  2. I love what you wrote – very touching. My father also died 3 years ago and his birthday is next month. I was just thinking about him; he went into a coma on his actual birthday and died a week later. I have a drawing I did of him also when I was young – so what you shared was eerie. I am thinking of you on this poignant day.

    • Thanks for sharing, I’m sorry for your loss too. I still think of him everyday, somedays more than others. He was one of the happiest and friendliest people I have ever known. He could have been a Walmart greeter. I am happy to know his life was full of joy, and he spread it around. Cheers, here’s to great Dads!

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