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    Sad day today...

    ..because today would have been my dad's 85th.

    He passed away of old age and natural causes on 9/29/09.

    This will be the first time I will have spent his birthday without him being
    here. Seems a little sureal, if you ask me.

    He had a great sense of humor, and loved to make people laugh with his
    corny, but funny jokes. You either loved him or hated him. He had two
    different personalities, being a Gemini fit him well. If you, as he said,
    "were with him", he did anything for you. If you were, as he said, "were
    one of them", you were the enemy. I tried to be "with him" for the most
    part.... LOL!

    He was no Steelers fan, but he did take me to my first football game.

    I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was 11 yrs old, and we went
    to see the Steelers whoop the 49ers 24-7 on 11/27/78. After that game,
    I was a Steeler Fanatic FOR LIFE!! That was also the season that the Steelers
    eventually won SB XIII.

    He didn't have a favorite team, but you could say that he liked the
    49ers since he did grow up in San Francisco, and was familiar with many
    of the players from the 50's-60's.

    Oh, how he loved to tease me about the Steelers and the players. He would say,
    "How's Abercrombie, and Fitch ? I had no idea what that meant, but it sure pissed
    me off when he said it. Or he'd say, "They found O'Donnell inside Lake"...

    The first time I showed him my Steelers Tat, he started to laugh like, Norman Fell
    aka Mr. Roper, from 3's Company. You know, Big ole smile, and pretend to
    be histerical, without really laughing or making a sound. Yeh, that pissed
    me off also....LOL!

    However, he did get a good laugh about the "Fork of Greatness", and was
    very proud that his son was on the radio. (I don't know this to be true,
    but I think so.) LOL!

    I miss the crap he used to give me, whether it was football or just life
    itself.

    I'd give anything to show him a replay of Walter Abercrombie taking
    a pitch, and stumbling, bumbling for 3-yards. Or to show him my Steelers
    Tat just one more time....

    Happy Birthday DAD!!!

    JD
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    Re: Sad day today...

    Thanks for sharing JD. I always consider these parts of a human heart to be sacred. It's an honor to walk this small part of it with you.

    Sorry about your loss.
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    Re: Sad day today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan
    Thanks for sharing JD. I always consider these parts of a human heart to be sacred. It's an honor to walk this small part of it with you.

    Sorry about your loss.
    Thx, and appreciate the sentiment.

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    sorry for you loss JD, thank you for sharing.
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    Sorry for your loss....You do have those great memories and although it is not the same, or even close, it is the best comfort (I lost my Mom 13 years ago).

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    JD - God Bless, and your memories are something I know you will always treasure.

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    For all of those whose fathers are still with them, take JD's words to heart, and be sure to make a new lasting memory by doing something with your Dad on Father's Day tomorrow. Thanks, man.

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    aloha JD,

    very sorry to hear of your loss, God Bless you and your family.

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    JD, you'll always have those amazing memories!! Very sorry for you loss.

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    Like you JD, I am without my pops. He passed on suddenly in 95' when I was 21 years old. The best tribute you can give your old man is to live your life displaying the values that he passed on to you.



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