“Happy Father’s Day”
My father passed away when I was a senior in high school. He was one of the most creative, intelligent and artistic people I knew. My father was actually the one who cooked most of the meals, made my Halloween costumes and helped me with class projects. He even built a balance beam made of wood in the backyard so I could practice my gymnastics. His big passion was trains!
When my parents passed away, I moved into the house where I grew up. Still today in the basement is the train you see in the picture. This train is over 6 feet long and my father created every piece of it. I remember when I was younger my friends would come over and think it was the coolest thing. I, too, still think its cool every time I look at it, I just don’t know what to do with.
Whether living or dead, I hope everyone takes the time this weekend to reflect on a special memory/time you had with your father. I sure miss mine.
M.Y. June 2007