Tag Archives: Daddy

The Last Image

The image is starting to fade a bit— the toothless gape, the three breaths for every one of mine, the curved spine, frozen by arthritis and osteoporosis, the starving frame—long, thick bones, draped in sagging flesh. So unlike the strong … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hands That Fathered

I can’t let this challenge go by without another “hands.” When I think of hands, I think of my father.  He had huge farmer hands.  They were typically stained with field dirt and oil from working with machinery; and inevitably, … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Tears

Daddy was not one to cry needlessly, but when his kids were injured, sick, or received unfair treatment, he cried.  When we made tacky Father’s Day cards, blue eyes misted. When he dropped me at college tears fell, and when … Continue reading

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Home: January 15, 2008

A wonderful husband and father, an inventor, a farmer, a life-long-learner, a joker, a story-teller, at home with his Lord.    

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Daddy, You’re Not Alone

  (This song was written for my father during one of his critical hospital stays.  He passed away January 15, 2008, and I miss him.) 1. I know you never thought it would be like this, You never thought you’d … Continue reading

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