Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Personal Note on Father's Day

Dad has been gone now for almost 32 years. Seems impossible! He died way too young. I miss him more now than I ever did I think. Mom went to be with him in 2001, but it's Dad I miss the most. I think you can tell just by looking into his eyes he had a soft spot for his little girl.

I was adopted. That didn't mean a thing to my Dad. I was his gal. He beamed with pride when I excelled. He limited his anger when I was bad. He was the one who gave me my spankings - yes folks, spankings, and I'm not scarred for life. He never hit me out of anger, just pats on the bottom for things like crawling under the pews during church or sassing my Mom. I can't hear the song "Daddy's Hands" without tearing up. He had big, strong farmer hands. He worked hard. He was a gentleman farmer with a full time day job as a purchasing agent for a hardware store in Jamestown. He was a town councelman, a lay minister, a Lt. Col. in the US Army Reserves, a husband and my Dad. My Dad............. Lt. Col. Louis G. Forbes


Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Bless your heart. It is a sad day for those of us who have lost our Dads. Thank God my Daddy loved me enough to spank my bottom too when I was a little girl.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what a loving memory you share with us. my dad died when i was 8 so my memory of him is very, very vague. but my mom? she was my best friend. and i got spankings too and i'm not scarred for life. as a matter of fact, i think i turned out really good!

thanks for sharing this. i could feel the love you have for him.


Deanna said...

What a wonderful tribute to your daddy. I was touched by your words and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Thank you for sharing him with us.

Deanna :D

Anonymous said...

lovely post about your dad.
i lost my dad 10 years ago and miss him so. he was a great dad and was hard working and was always there for his family.
i was spanked too, but not much, because i tried to behave so as not to be spanked, hee hee.

Pondering and Paper said...

I enjoyed reading your thoughts and memories of your Dad. Thanks for sharing.