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Father's Day

My father, circa 1973
I shared this photo on Facebook a couple of days ago; in fact it has become my profile photo for this weekend in observance of Father's Day. (We're funny like that on Facebook. You should see all the people who suddenly got older and in some cases changed genders.) Dad only rarely had "real" cigars, preferring Tiparillos or, mostly, cigarettes. I still think of this particular photo most often when I think of my dad.

My dad passed away fifteen years ago on Father's Day, so I'm now considerably ambivalent about the day. I think I would be anyway. All the advertising done on this day is geared toward getting fathers gifts befitting much younger men. My dad was never the sort who needed golfing gear, say.

I posted several more photos of my dad along with a long essay on dad's 100th birthday.

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maxauburn
Jun. 19th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
((BIG HUGS))
songdogmi
Jun. 19th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! *hugs back*
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