Happy Fathers Day to our Forum Fathers

Thank you, @justdoit19. This made me smile, because DW is taking me out this morning to our favorite greasy spoon, where the bacon is delish! It's quite warm here, so I'll be nursing a pastis on the patio this afternoon. And yes, hopefully I'll hear from the kids. ☺️

Next week, DS is flying cross-country to spend a few days with DD. They don't see each other much, having lived on opposite coasts the past few years. So something like this warns a father's heart. 😍
 
Drove a few miles for a weekend baseball tournament for the 7 year old grandson. He had a good day yesterday at the plate and in the field. Daughter gave me a TShirt that reads: Awesome like my daughter. Got good news about my son’s career progression and next duty station. The best gift was the grandsons knocked on the hotel door this morning. The youngest wanted an energy drink.
 
Thank you, @justdoit19. This made me smile, because DW is taking me out this morning to our favorite greasy spoon, where the bacon is delish! It's quite warm here, so I'll be nursing a pastis on the patio this afternoon. And yes, hopefully I'll hear from the kids. ☺️

Next week, DS is flying cross-country to spend a few days with DD. They don't see each other much, having lived on opposite coasts the past few years. So something like this warns a father's heart. 😍
My east coaster just landed on the west coast. Navy brothers. They should have a good time. Also warms my heart.

Maybe they will go hunt for Mids. Heard there were a few out that way 😂
 
I received happy Father’s Day texts from my kids.

Luckily got to see my son and meet his girlfriend for the first time for a few days this past week after they flew back to NY after a week in Italy. And I got to spend a day with my favorite child last week at my father’s 90th birthday.

Today it’s just me, Caitlin Clark, cooking, and likely a few drinks later.
 
FoDads and all those who have acted as a father figure in someone’s life - enjoy your day. Respect to you all.

And a loving thought sent to my own Dad (would have been 116 last month) whom people regarded as the kindest of men (people who knew him still mention that as his stand-out trait they remembered best). He was a quiet man, but I never doubted his love and support for me. Dad decided just because I was a girl and an only child, that didn’t mean I couldn’t do “guy chores”: detail the car inside and out with appropriate materials and products, mow the lawn with the gas mower that had a tricky pull cord start after filling with gas and checking spark plugs, other yard work, spackling and painting, using dipsticks to check and refill fluids in the car, putting air in the tires, cleaning battery terminals before sealed batteries, using a plunger on clogged things, learning how to adjust/fix toilet flushing mechanisms, using basic tools, keeping tools tidy and clean, fixing leaky faucets, getting fluid spills out of the concrete garage floor, an endless list of useful things. Oh, and starting a manual transmission car with a dead starter with a push and a start from 2nd gear. Rest assured my mom got her share of task time.

Mom’s commissioning gift to me: passing on Grandma Jo’s pearl necklace.
Dad’s: a basic but Serious Craftsman toolkit in a red case.

Share a good memory or lesson from your dad?
 
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Dad’s: a basic but Serious Craftsman toolkit in a red case.
While helping DD move into her first "own place" after TBS, I went to Lowe's to create for her a basic tool kit: hammer, adjustable wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, Allen wrenches, that sort of thing.

Which, in a way, was passing on a legacy. My own tool kit was once my dad's: a gray Craftsman box filled with many of his own items, plus some that I've added since. I'm a fraction of the handyman that he was, but having that tool kit prompts me to think of him whenever I pull out a tool.
 
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