Today is Father’s Day. The other day I heard someone on the ‘tube’ ask, “What one thing did your dad do for you that was so special?”
The first image that popped into my head was one that included my sister(s). Before I go there, I guess I should remind y’all that we were a family of three girls. Although I don’t recall ever hearing him say, of getting a feeling that we would have like to have at least one boy, but I think men just always want to have a boy, ‘to pass the torch’. Secrets that males carry with them, about, sports, women and just being male.
Like I said, Dad never said or made us feel like he had wished he had a Patrick, a Daniel or a Kevin. And here is how I know it…
Sometimes Dad would sit on the floor and watch TV leaning against the sofa. I don’t recall if it was a planned, It’s Tuesday, or if we just started in. However we got into the project, eventually my sister and I were sitting side by side on the sofa with Dad between the two of us. We would begin by combing his hair and finish up having barrettes, combs and elastics (the kind with the beads on each end) in his hair. Once we had shown him his new do with a hand mirror, the accessories were removed and we would begin again.
I think this one (although it was a repeated happening in the house) event may be one of the most important things that my dad ever did for me and my sisters.
I thought I had at least one picture of one of our finished hair dos. I mean to find it and I will
Have Fun Searching!
Do you have a special memory of your father? I would love to hear it…post it here, or if you don’t want it public, but want to share, email me.