Wednesday, November 20, 2013

55: Birthday

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The day of his birthday, I always stressed a little. I wanted everything right: dinner, card, dessert, and family around the table. I grilled steaks, and we ate like kings.

Later that night, I put the sealed envelope into my drawer, next to five unopened birthday and Father’s Day cards.

I really miss my dad.
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FFF-55 Vol. LXIV. Tell a story in exactly fifty-five words. Go see G-ManIn honor of my dad, who would have been 69 today.


  1. Jeez Linc, I'm almost 64!!!!
    I'm thankful to be alive
    Loved your Dad post
    I can tell you loved him
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week End

  2. What a touching post. You certainly must have had a special relationship with him.

  3. Love this, it's such a good write - but oh the sadness...

  4. What a wonderful way to remember him. I miss my dad too. Birthdays are the hardest.

  5. It is so touching that you continue to celebrate your dad's birthday and even get cards. I commend you for that. Even though it is hard for you, it is very meaningful.