Sunday is Father's Day - a day for picnics and family get-togethers. Hallmark makes a few dollars, and children create a lot of smiles.
And memories come flooding back at unexpected times, in unexpected places. For instance, tonight I am making Strawberry Shortcake and cookies for tomorrow's activities. We have 1/6th of the family coming for dinner - actually, they're bringing dinner which is ever so much better! As I was dropping chocolate cookie dough on the cookie sheet, I heard Lawrence Welk come on in the background. And memories of my dad came flooding back to me.
Other memories include the last trip to our cabin in Canada, the summer after Mom died. We tidied up the place, including taking down bee hives in the dead of night. Though I HATE bees, this memory is actually a fond one! The cabin sold that summer - and that time with my Dad was even more special for both of us.
Happy Father's Day to everyone who has a father, had a father, is a father, or knows a father! And let us not forget the Fathers-in-law! I have been SO fortunate to have had a wonderful, kind, caring man as a Father-in-law. He left us in 2004 - but was a wonderful father to me and grandfather to all of our children.
I have enjoyed this walk down memory lane immensely! Have a memorable day!