a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, June 21, 2015

As Everyone Celebrated

I had a walk and a talk with Dad as I traveled over the farm.  I know he's with me.  He would have reveled at the growth in the valley.  He would have been delighted with this Bull frog peeking out.
Dad would have seen the face in this old coffee pot
and admired the garden.
Dad would have bragged on my progress 
although he could always work circles around me.
He would have stopped to admire the conglomerate rock I found
and discussed why it was conglomerate and not metamorphic.

You are not here with the living, Dad, but we carry you inside our heart. Thank you for serving our country, fathering us, and loving us. Happy Father's Day!  I feel you in the land around me.

18 comments:

Sandra said...

the perfect tribute to your dad and your words proved he raised you right and to love the land like he did.

TexWisGirl said...

very sweet you spent time with him today. :)

jo(e) said...

A lovely post.

Gorges Smythe said...

Good words.

Jen said...

What a lovely tribute to your dad.

LindaG said...


Hope you all have a blessed week, Gail.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Sweet memories- I talk to my brother like that. Have a wonderful week.

Wendy Bourke said...

Lovely and loving ... brought a lump to my throat.

T. Powell Coltrin said...

A super lovely post for your dad. He is with you!!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Lovely tribute to your Dad:)

Weekend-Windup said...

Got inspired in reading your post. Happy fathers day. Fathers are wonderful person in each ones life...

Saucy Kodz said...

What a lovely tribute to your Father - Happy Fathers Day to big ole Denny Bear from the East Coast. lol

Arkansas Patti said...

The legacy he has instilled in you guarantees he lives on today.

Lynne said...

Very nice Gail . . . a tender tribute.

Lowcarb team member said...

Gail - a lovely post and tribute to your dad.

All the best Jan

Sandy said...

Again I'm slow at responding, sorry! I love this beautiful tribute to your Dad.

Karen S. said...

Very lovely. Memories are such a precious gift.

Susan Anderson said...

What a wonderful legacy he has left to you.

=)

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