Greetings Fruit Bats,
The 21st December is a special day for me as it was my Father’s Birthday. He would have been 91 today if he had lived past the 62 years that he did.
I am a ‘Daddies Girl’ and so I miss him even though he died in 1985.
I like to imagine what he would have turned out like if he had lived ~ I know he would have liked Paul because they have a lot in common (They say a girl always marries a man who resembles her father…LOL).
My Dad loved nature, he loved growing food and flowers plus he loved looking after sick and injured animals….many a night we were up looking after wounded birds and animals, nursing them back to health to be released into the wild again. He taught me many things about nature, even when I was very, very small ~ he taught me how to handle critters and plants with care…something that I feel is dearly lacking in children these days…He loved art and calligraphy, plus a love for synthesisers and music ~ He could play a mean set of spoons too!!
Would he have turned out a cantankerous old geezer in his old age ~ or a gentle soul living off the land……one does ponder. I wish I had a photo to share with you ~ I will have to see if I can dig one out….
I do know that after my Dad died, my Mum wasted her life away ~ more concerned about saving money for her old age than having fun, enjoying life and eating correctly. Her lack of eating sufficient nutrients landed her in hospital and then a nursing home where she has been for the last 5 years ~ she is now 93 and has dementia, she doesn’t recognise me when I visit ~ which is sad because she always used to go on about how her memory was better than mine (I won’t go into it right now but Mum did pick on me a lot!!)
Anyway, today is about my lovely DAD…..so Happy Birthday DAD, wherever you are and whatever you are doing….I hope you are happy…..