Today would have been my dad’s 76th birthday. He died suddenly in May 2020 — although he had been in poor health (physical and mental) for years. At the time, with Covid-19 raging across the country, we weren’t able to have a funeral for him. Which meant that I never delivered a eulogy or public remembrance of my dad. Instead I did the best thing I could: I wrote about him. I am re-publishing that
Thanks for sharing your dad with us. I lost mine in Sept. 2020. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in July, and was gone three months later. I miss him. Raising a glass to our dads.
I too had a very disjointed and unsatisfactory relationship with my father, but in very different ways that what Chris describes. But that was a beautiful piece, thank you for sharing.
Beautiful tribute. Our dads shared a Birthday. Mine would have been 97 today. He was an unbelievable human being. ￼
Such a touching piece that you have written. Your dad would be so very proud, as I am sure he always was.
I loved this! It’s beautifully written and it’s clear that you and your Dad dearly loved one another. He sounds like a great guy, as are you. Thank you for this.
May his memory always be for a blessing.
Beautiful to read again. I loved your Dad...we didn’t have that many times together, but...he was always engaging and witty...and comfortable to hang with! I miss mine too (and Mom) every day
I remember reading this when you first published it. It is a beautiful and thoughtful tribute - thank you for sharing it.
I lost my dad in 2014. I sometimes wish it was sudden, instead it was a long battle with Parkinson’s and dementia. I have fond memories of him, but we never had a common interest like trading cards. In fact I got my pilot’s license just to spend time with him. It was a passion of his, not mine. Thanks for sharing your dad with us.
In a word Chris, this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Chris, what a lovely tribute to your dad. I just lost my dad 1/1/23, it’s incredibly hard. I, too, am an only child and was always daddy’s little girl. Thank you, Chris. ❤️
A wonderful tribute Chris. Thank you for sharing such heartfelt memories.
Beautiful Chris. Thanks for sharing. I adored my father. Makes me want to write about him. I just may do that.
Beautiful tribute, Chris. Thank you for sharing it. It had to be hard for you to print it again.