I’m just writing to let you know how much I love my dad. We lost mum in January 2011 and had she lived 2 months more, she and dad would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They worked together and dated before going out so were part of each other’s lives for so very long. Its been hard on all of us to lose her but I can only imagine how incredibly difficult its been for him. Fortunately my eldest brother never married and still lives with dad, so they’ve both had each other to lean on.

Dad is very “cute” in so many ways. He loves to have a joke with the people in the bank or at the shops and figures they have to deal with enough rude people in their day, so he likes to cheer them up. He’ll often ask them for what he calls “an old feller’s discount” (senior’s discount to you and me). Or he may joke about what he’s buying like milk and dishwashing liquid saying he hopes he doesn’t mix them up.

He and my brother have a good system for dinner, where my dad prepares the food for cooking and looks after the vegetables, while my brother cooks the meat. Every now and then though I get a call asking me how to make something or if I knew how mum did something. They’ve had mostly triumphs in the kitchen. Sometimes he says he probably doesn’t do things the way mum would have liked and I reassure him saying I am sure mum would be proud and pleased about the way they are coping.

Dad never forgets birthdays either, and he loves the computer. He often makes cards and sends them to the grandchildren to celebrate their achievements in life and they always receive their birthday cards on time.

I may not see dad as often as I’d like to, but we talk nearly every day and I think he’s wonderful.

Posted by jayella, 20th May 2013

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