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June 18th, 2006

(no subject) @ 07:48 pm


I want to take a minute today and mention a couple of men: Bill Holton, my father, who died when I was eleven; Jack "Tex" Christian, who married my mother the summer I graduated from high school, who might be the only reason I finished college, and who passed away on Father's Day, 1992; and Joe Kacka, my father-in-law, possibly the most generous man I've ever met, who passed away in 1998.

I guess I should also mention my brothers, Jim, father of three of my five nephews; Kip, father of one nephew and my only niece; and Patrick, father of one nephew so far.

I'm not sure that I qualify, although there's an angel in heaven with my name on it...

Geez, that was depressing.

Happy Father's Day to all of you fathers out there, and to your husbands and sons who are fathers.
 
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From:halfmoon_mollie
Date:June 19th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
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John, you are a sweet and generous person with a big heart. How wonderful of you to remember the men in your life who have touched you.

All your kitties want to wish you a Happy Father's Day.
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From:john_holton
Date:June 19th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
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Thank you. These men meant a lot to me. After I posted that, I thought of my uncles, all the men who took ten minutes to give a shit about me (Scout leaders, fathers of friends, mother's boyfriends, teachers) while I was growing up without a dad, my cousins and cousin-in-laws...but the ones I mentioned are the ones I was especially close to.
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From:wingguy
Date:June 19th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
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That one struck a chord with me John. My dad is 93 and not doing well at the moment. I'm dreading the possibility of a phone call in the middle of the night. I can only imagine the pain of losing your dad at age 11. And now I'm thinking of how much I would have lost had he been taken from me when I was a kid.

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...