Saturday, 17 April 2010

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Is it strange to call your father 'Daddy' when you're 50-something? I refer to him as my father or my Dad, but until the I was 32 years old, when he died, I addressed him as 'Daddy'. I just never migrated into anything else.


Anyhow, it's his birthday again today, and I still love him. He wasn't perfect, but I'm still glad he was my Dad.

4 comments:

James said...

I hope that my own daughters feel this way after I'm gone. Happy birthday to your "Daddy". May many pleasant memories of him come to you today.

Jersey Mom said...

How sweet! Sounds like you had a great relationship with him. Happy birthday to your daddy.

Shelley said...

J. Mom - Actually, I would say we had quite a stormy relationship for a good while. However, we did finally reach accord once I grew up and understood what my Dad meant when he said we should strive to have character rather than to be a character; I think that went for both of us.

James - I'm not a gambler in any form, but I would bet that your daughters will feel very much the same.

TKW said...

I am 41 and still refer to my father as "Daddy!" It's just what he is to me. He is quite dashing in that photo!