I just wanted to say that with many others today I will miss my dad a tad more than every other day - I wish I could say to him once more how he made me the man I am. how I long to hear his voice, if he could see how far I have come and hope to go - I strive to be half the man he was to his family to mine .
Dad i hope you would be proud of me - wherever you are I will raise a glass to you and see you in another life.
If I need to talk diet - My Dad would have said -( deep and broad Leicester accent - ex grenadier guard and body guard - hands like shovels - very honest and loyal - complete grafter and hard as a coffin nail) you'll eat that dinner lad or sit there till you do - thousands are starving in africa and we are lucky enough to have food
, I wonder how many others heard the same thing
Tomorrow out of respect for a man I loved I will eat all me dinner whilst out with my two sons - two daughter in laws and five grandchildren
And probably recount stories of my childhood whilst being yawned at.
I hope I am lucky enough to turn out like him - mellowing into a gentle understanding man with amazing wisdom and forethought
Love you and miss you old man
Your number 3 of 6
Or as me my parents used to say
Goodnight mother of 6 - goodnight father of 4 - I think they where only joking - but looking at a couple of my siblings ??