Dear readers, Below are some of the touching and beautiful homage you paid for Father's Day. It was so nice to read all the love, gratitude and humor that you expressed about your fathers. Happy Father's Day.
Dear Annie, Fred Koenig, my 94 year old father, has been writing poetry for many years. We printed a book of his poems that we found until 2017 and hope to print another one for his 95th birthday. One of his poems is for Father's Day (he also has one for Mother's Day and one for Mother.)
Here is his homage to fathers:
From the beginning you have guided me
A model of the person I would like to be
T me how to cope with life
How to avoid traps and conflicts
Now, I pause before moving
Remember your words: stay in the rhythm
Here is a memoir presented by C. David Hay of The Villages, Florida, for Father's Day:
& # 39; Father's Spectrum & # 39;
The shadow of my father
Give the measure to my stride;
I strived to be the man that he was
Until the day of his death.
Little boys grow up too fast,
I have never stopped seeing
Aging eyes that fog up
With his love for me
The seasons of life are perennial,
The son becomes the man;
I still hear his challenge –
"Be the best you can."
The world is full of wonders
That only a father can teach;
He pointed the stars –
And showed me how to reach.
–C. David Hay
You asked for submissions for Father's Day, well, here's mine. I wrote this a few years ago looking at old family photos and I realized that Dad had changed and that I had not even noticed him. I think that he would be surprised to find it published in your chronicle around Father's Day:
& # 39; Dad's face & # 39;
An old crumpled photo
Staring at me
With my young father,
My sister and me.
Dad's young face is
Smooth and serene,
That said what he saw.
See, I did not notice
The lines sweep his face
I just saw my dad
Not old in its place.
But now, he's a grandfather
And as great as possible
And grandfathers need wrinkles
For grandchildren to see
But he's still my dad
And dads have to change
From dad to grandfather
Dads must have range
So although the photo
Do I still see
We grew up,
My dad, my sister and me
–Dad's daughter in Wyoming
Dear Annie, As I approached Father's Day, I thought you might like to reprint an article translated from a Dutch magazine. This nostalgic jewel appeared in The News-Times in Danbury, Connecticut. I have cherished it for many years and hope you will share it with your readers. – Donna W., Washington, D.C.
& # 39; Father & # 39;
4 years old: my father can do anything.
7 years old: my father knows a lot, a lot.
8 years old: my father does not know everything.
12: Oh, well, of course, Father does not know either.
14 years old: father? Desperately old fashioned.
21: Oh, this man is obsolete. What are you waiting for?
25 years old: he knows a little, but not much.
30 years old: Maybe we should know what dad thinks.
35 years old: a little patience. Let's see Dad's assessment before doing anything.
50 years old: I wonder what dad would have thought of that. He was pretty smart.
60 years old: my father knew absolutely everything!
65: I would give anything if my father was here so I could talk to him about it. I really miss this man.
Dear Donna, I love it! I have seen myself in each line and I am certain that others will be too. You bless to send it in time for his day.
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