Father's Day This is a short Father's Day story about my Dad and the time I decided to do something special for him on Father's Day. Before I tell my story, I need to provide one small, but important piece of information about Dad. He was fairly poor when growing up, but I don't think … Continue reading Father’s Day – The Calculator
Why Old Men Cry? Hell, I don't know. My Dad would get all teary eyed whenever he said goodbye to us after a visit...especially when he lived far away, but he always had tears in his eyes and always tell us he loved us (talking about my brothers and I). But in reality, he was … Continue reading Why Do Old Men Cry?
In February of 2004 I got a call from my Dad's girlfriend asking me and my brothers to come up to Flippin, AR to pick him as he was sick. So me and my two brothers took the trip up there and sure enough, at 78 years of age and refusing to take chemo for … Continue reading The Billfold – The Day Dad Gave Up
A few years ago (actually, about 15 years or so ago...Before he got sick, I confessed something to my Dad. This is to the BEST of my recollection, but the only ones that could dispute the facts now are my brothers, and even if I exaggerate the story (I promise I won't willing do that)...for … Continue reading The Confession
First off...my Dad only made it to the 8th grade. He had to quit school to help his Dad with their logging operation and my Dad was the 2nd oldest of 8 kids, and also the strongest. He was born dirt poor and lived most of his young life poor.In 1947 (I think), he packed … Continue reading Father’s Day Past