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richgreer

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1130 days ago

Yes, this is a woodworking topic.

This will be my first Father’s Day after my Dad passed away last November. I miss him a lot.

Whenever I do a woodworking project I always say to myself, many times, “I wish Dad could see this.” or “I think Dad would like this.”

The relationship between a son (or daughter) and father is very special and doing things together, like woodworking, makes it even more special.

I wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the great LJ Dads.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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Paul2274

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#1 posted 1130 days ago

Thank you Rich and Happy Fathers Day to you too.

Paul

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 1130 days ago

Rich, I’m real sorry about your dad and I know how you must miss him, especially for the first Father’s Day after his passing. I agree, Father’s Day is a very special day for all of us dad’s. I still have two daughters and they mean the world to me. God Bless you Rich and God Bless all of you wonderful Lumberjocks whether fathers or mothers or what. You’re all very special people and Lumberjocks is a special place for bringing us all together. I am thankful for all of it and all of you.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Gregn

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#3 posted 1129 days ago

Rich, I understand what your going through, only it was my mother’s first mother’s day. Go out to the shop and make a small project as a tribute to your father, and while doing so enjoy the memories of the projects you and your Dad did together. You are blessed to have had a father to have fond memories of. May you have a wonderful father’s day and enjoy the day.

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

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wchips

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#4 posted 1129 days ago

Thank you Rich Mt dad passed some time ago but i still miss him .

-- wchips

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 1129 days ago

Happy Father’s day to you too. I am a father, x 4, with 6 grandkids.

My father passed in 1980, at the age of 79. I still dream about him every few weeks. Probably, I was his best friend, and vice versa, while I was in high school. We fished a lot together, curled in the winter, watched football and baseball on Sunday, and sometimes I was even home for the Saturday Night Fights. We played cribbage on Sunday afternoon, while we snacked on sardines, pickled herring, and grossly malodorous cheese of various and sundry sorts. He had a great sense of humor, dominated the household, was fair, and totally capable. If the steps started falling apart, he would come home with some lumber and nails, and with a hand saw, yard stick, hammer, and nails….....quickly make a new set of steps, without plans.

Yup…......remember my Dad well, and miss him 30 years later…and you won’t forget yours either. Grief never goes away, it only fades with time…........

Thanks for helping me remember….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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terrilynne

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#6 posted 1129 days ago

To all you dads out there, have a great day! For those of you who are missing yours, remember all the good times!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1129 days ago

MY dad passed 6 yrs ago at 90, but my son and grandson are woodworkers that started with helping him on the farm.

Happy Father’s day to all you dads!! ;-))

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

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Cher

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#8 posted 1129 days ago

Hi Rich, sorry to hear of your loss I agree with you, most wood workers started because they learnt from their fathers or grandfathers.

A HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL LUMBERJOCK DADS

-- When you know better you do better.

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knotscott

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#9 posted 1129 days ago

Thanks Rich, and back at ya.

I know exactly how you feel….I lost my Dad in November of 2000, and I still get the urge to show him stuff. Ironically, it was the money he left from a modest insurance policy that bought my first few wwing tools…he was a tinkerer, not a woodworker, but I was constantly thinking how much he would have approved of the expenditure, and how much he would have liked my shop. I think he would have been blown away by the first electric guitar I made…especially when he saw the tube amp I made for it from his old 1939 Bosch American radio!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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murch

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#10 posted 1129 days ago

Fathers Week lads, Fathers Week. If we say it often enough it will happen.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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knotscott

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#11 posted 1129 days ago

“Father’s Week” works for me! Does that mean “Mother’s Week is coming too?!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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murch

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#12 posted 1129 days ago

Every day is Mothers day in my house KnotScott. Or so I keep telling Mrs. Murch anyway.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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SnowyRiver

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#13 posted 1129 days ago

Happy Father’s Day to all. Like you Rich, this is the first Father’s Day without my Dad too. He passed away last February. We were very close and I miss him dearly.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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MrRon

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#14 posted 1129 days ago

Happy Fathers day Rich and all the other dads out there. My Dad wasn’t into woodworking; he had a restaurant and I learned a lot about cooking from him. I sure miss him.

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devann

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#15 posted 1127 days ago

A late Happy Father’s Day to you too Rich and all the other LJ fathers out there. My dad passed way in Feb of 2010 so this was the second one for me. Time passes and this year wasn’t as bad as last but I still miss him.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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