Fifteen Years Later

It's funny... There was a time when I said that I would eventually stop doing these annual posts marking the anniversary of my father's passing. There was probably a time that I really believed it, too. But each year when October 6 rolls around, here I am... Changing the number in the title and posting … Continue reading Fifteen Years Later

Father

Because today is Father's Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Father. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it… I'll be honest... I don't do much for … Continue reading Father

Burned

When we’re young we’re forced to learn certain lessons the hard way. It’s not because our parents didn’t try to teach us the easy way, it’s just that we wanted to test the boundaries. Sometimes it’s important for us to allow children to test boundaries. If they aren’t allowed to make certain mistakes, there’s no … Continue reading Burned

Fourteen Years Later

You know, it's funny how I still miss my dad every day, yet I really didn't think about this anniversary coming up. Didn't realize it until late yesterday afternoon. It's been 14 years since Dad passed away. And maybe the fact that I didn't think about it coming up is a good thing. Maybe it … Continue reading Fourteen Years Later

Light and Sound

When I was a kid, my grandparents (on Dad's side) lived in a house in a neighborhood that was located behind a high school. I'm sure if I were to drive through that neighborhood today, it would be completely different than the way I remember it. But the way I remember things being back in … Continue reading Light and Sound

Thirteen Years Later

October 6 will never be an easy day for me. That's because October 6 will forever be the anniversary of the day my dad died. Really, just like anything else, some days are easier to deal with than others. Each year when this day comes along, I deal with it in different ways. It pretty … Continue reading Thirteen Years Later

He Would Have Been 66 Today

You know, I used to think it odd that my dad would make an effort to mention his grandfather's birthday whenever it came along throughout the year. He would tell me it was Popi's (pronounced like Popeye) birthday and how old he would have been. I never said it out loud, but I know I … Continue reading He Would Have Been 66 Today

Twelve Years Later

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blogging hiatus to recognize a day that tends to be one of the most difficult in my calendar year. Today marks twelve years since my dad passed away. But I'm still on a hiatus, so I'm technically not writing anything new. What follows is basically a repost of what I … Continue reading Twelve Years Later

Neighboring

When you think of your neighbors, what comes to mind? If you're like me, you probably just think of the people who live in your general vicinity who you never speak to and try to avoid eye contact with if you all happen to be outside at the same time. But that may just be … Continue reading Neighboring

What if I’d Done What My Dad Did…

Kids, I've been thinking... If you paid attention to the title of this post, you'll realize I've been thinking about my dad. Sure, he pops into my mind just about every day for one reason or another. Not in a sad, grieving sort of way. Just in a I still miss him, wish I could … Continue reading What if I’d Done What My Dad Did…