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06-19-2010 07:00 PM


It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. By Anne Sexton

-- When you know better you do better.

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#1 posted 06-19-2010 07:04 PM

Thank you, Cher!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-19-2010 07:05 PM

Thanks Cher My Father passed a number of years ago but I still have loving memories of our times together.
And I’m sure I will be hearing from my three sons this weekend. Happy Fathers day to the rest of you great dads.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 06-19-2010 07:25 PM

Truer words were never spoken, Cher.
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers on LJ.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 06-19-2010 07:33 PM


-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 06-19-2010 07:49 PM

Thanks Cher, Your right it doesn’t matter who your father is. Mine was an abusive father and in all reality I should wish him a Happy Fathers Day. Because its made me the father I always wanted, and because of that I have 3 wonderful children and 3 Grand children.
So today we will all get together and celebrate Fathers Day for me here.
The Grandsons helped clean out the stock tank so we can swim this afternoon in these hot temps and have fun all being kids. Then this evening we will cook out when its cooler and everyone is cooled off.
Glad this LJ’er has plenty of shade trees in the yard. LOL Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers and Grandfathers out there and to those who want to be fathers.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#6 posted 06-19-2010 07:59 PM

thankĀ“s Cher

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#7 posted 06-19-2010 08:21 PM


-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#8 posted 06-19-2010 08:49 PM

Thanks Cher, Happy Fathers Day to everyone.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#9 posted 06-19-2010 09:11 PM

Thank you Cher.
My father was the epitome of what a father should be. He and my mother had a wonderful marriage and went through some difficult times together. My dad was drafted and posted with an artillery unit in WWII for 6 years. I was only a baby and he only saw me when on leave from the front. He never discussed his wartime service much but kept in touch with his service comrades until his passing. After the war I was 5 years old and I watched my mum and dad struggle to put a home together relying on nobody but their own hard work and efforts, which quite honestly I don’t see the modern generation being willing to tackle. I grew up learning many things; how to make good decisions, that nothing was impossible and how to get by without having the right tools to accomplish something, my dad was a genius at “getting by”. In my teens I thought my dad was “square” and I sure regret not taking more notice of him during that period. My dad was a task master but a fair man who did not believe in corporal punishment but promoted responsibility and honesty, I miss him, regret that I only really understood all the wisdom of his ways later in life.
I have followed his “style” as much as I can with my own children and grandchildren with variable success, and wished he was here to see that his son had carried on his legacy.
A very good wish for you fathers out there and keep promoting a “decent” way of life and responsibility to your children, and maybe they will know the love a parent has for his children.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#10 posted 06-19-2010 09:27 PM

Thanks Cher, and happy Fathers Day to all, ENJOY the weekend!

-- McMaker Woodworks, Where you can give directive for a pending antique.

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#11 posted 06-19-2010 10:31 PM

Thanks to all..

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

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#12 posted 06-19-2010 10:42 PM

Thank you Cher. Our two kids are certainly my greatest accomplishment. My son said he hoped he could do half as good as my wife and I had done when his first was born. His wife cannot believe what he tells her how growing up was for him.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 06-19-2010 11:37 PM

Reading all the lovely memories and not so happy, each has to tell about their fathers is very touching, I hope there will be more.
This is what friendship is all about, sharing your lives with the rest of us. I was blessed I had two Fathers and I loved them both. Thanks to all for responding.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#14 posted 06-20-2010 12:33 AM

Thanks Cher. It’s the toughest but best job I ever had. My dad has been gone almost 12 years now. I not only still miss him but, often I find myself thinking I will call or go see him…then reality sets in. He was great. I would love to be in the shop with him again…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#15 posted 06-20-2010 12:45 AM

I forgot to mention this year is the Father’s Day Centennial!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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