Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day to a Wonderful Father

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It's Father's Day in the U.S. and I'm reflecting on how lucky I am to have such a wonderful father. This picture was taken in Alaska, I'm guessing about 25 years ago. I'm happy to see that he actually got to catch some fish himself, because most of my memories of fishing with Dad as a kid involve him saying "Will you hold my pole for a minute," and then *miraculously* we'd always seem to catch a fish just after Dad handed us the pole.

I feel truly grateful to have grown up with that kind of father. My dad is someone who's earned the love and respect of all his children, as well as that of many other people in the community. He's one of the smartest people I know, and someone I always love talking to. I hope he knows how much I love him and how I appreciate the love, intellectual companionship, and wise advice he's given me all through my life. Happy Father's Day to a wonderful Dad.
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10 comments:

  1. Happy Father's day to your dad Kalyn.Look at that catch! Huge fish!:))

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  2. I love the "coincidence" how you always caught a fish like that:)
    Congrats to your father!

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  3. What a wonderful post Kalyn, and what a message of love to your lovely dad. you are so blessed to have a dad to celebrate Fathers Day with. Mine died a long time ago and I still miss him. We celebrated as well today with my kids spoiling my hub, lots of love, laughs and memory making!! Enjoy your day :)

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  4. That is one Big fish your dad caught...very impressive!

    I love your memory of your dad handing you the pole just in time to catch a fish. My dad and father in law both do this too and they are wonderful men as well. we are very blessed that there are such great men and daddy's out there!
    Thanks for posting your tribute.

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  5. What a nice tribute to your dad. He sounds like a great man and father!

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  6. Lovely, lovely, lovely!! (And what a fish! I mean, fisherman!)

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  7. OMG! Your dad caught that big fish? Wow! I enjoyed what you wrote about him. A special person.

    Paz (who's never been fishing before)

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  8. Hi everyone,
    Thanks for the nice comments, and I do realize how lucky I am to have such a great Dad. He's always inspiring me to be a better person!

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  9. That's really a beautiful father memory. Nothing like having a parent who know success builds success in a child.
    I got the hint, have to wait on the timing.

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  10. What a lovely post. That reminds me of how, when we were little kids looking for pansyshells (sand dollars), my dad would be walking a little way ahead and would suddenly yell "look! There's one!" so that we would race him and mysteriously we woudl always get to the prized shell first. Aren't dads great??

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