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Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Dad

Good Morning All,

I have been blessed to have had and still have a one of a kind Dad. I know many of you feel the same way, as I do. I am an only child and my Dad has done so much for me in the way of teaching, loving, being there for me, more than I could have ever asked for. He made life fun for me growing up and when he walks into a room, it becomes energized with happiness and spirit. His Mother, my Grandmother was the same way. He is a man's man with a gentle side and love for his family, that I have never seen in anyone, as I have in him. He and I have a very special bond and I admire him more than anyone I know. I will have to stop, as tears are filling my eyes. I love my Dad, more than I can say. A special man. This is a pic from his 80th birthday, last January at the Inn.
He taught me the game of tennis, which he and I are still hitting the ball on the court together today. How special is that? Grant Park, Chicago 1980 My Dad was an outstanding basketball player. He did not got to college, but had a scholarship to go. He opted to go to work and became an outstanding electrician in his field. We have another electrical job to do together at the Cape house when we move back. He and I will put a 200 amp service in to handle the new addition and garage. Did I mention he was 80? I would trust his work over anyone I know. When I was a teenager, I was his helper in the summertime on electrical jobs. He completely rewired The Daisy Inn 8 yrs ago, he was 72 then.

Dad played in many championship teams including for the city of Springfield, IL and in the Army his league won many championships. This is his senior basketball pic from 1947 from the same town I (as well as he and my Mother) live in today. He scored 29 points his last home game. Alot of points in today's game on any level.
Happy Father's Day, Dad.


  1. What an awesome post and tribute to your fine Father!!~ I loved the picture of you and him in Chicago...priceless! Have a great weekend.

  2. An awesome testimony to an amazing father! How very blessed you are and how wonderful to have this beautiful bond between you! I am certain he feels just as blessed to have YOU as you are to have HIM!

  3. I am happy for you that you have been able to spend so much quality time with your Dad. It always puts a smile on my face when I go home and see a "Dad" from my childhood, it makes me feel good for my friends that still have their fathers. I miss my Dad everyday and though we only had 18 yrs together, the times we spent together were similar as you mentioned with yours. We both are very blessed!

  4. Ann,
    I know how blessed I am and so were you! Your Dad was one of the good guys, too :)

  5. What a lovely tribute to your wonderful Dad! I have one of the good ones, too--we're very blessed, aren't we?!

    Enjoy every moment of this special Father's Day weekend!


  6. Such a lovely tribute to your father, Robin!

  7. Did I ever tell you I am up for adoption? I would be a good daughter. You could have a sister. We could share him. No? Sigh.
    Have a great Father's Day with "your" dad.

  8. What a wonderful tribute to the Father you love so much. It's nice to hear stories like this when Father and Daughter are so close!

  9. girl that is a lovely tribute to him...he sounds wonderful and a man to be admired by all. I am so glad you still have him...and can enjoy every moment you do have with him.
    Happy Father's Day Tennis Girl's Dad!