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Today Would Have Been My Daddy’s Birthday

Today would have been my Daddy’s 77th birthday. It is hard to even imagine that. He has been gone since 1997. Some days it seems as if he was never really here and some days like it was just yesterday that he was here. How weird is that?

Daddy and I didn’t have the best relationship in the world but we knew we loved each other. And birthdays were always a day of celebration. I smile as I think of Daddy’s because my aunt Mildred always brought her little brother a pineapple upside down cake. Homemade! Oh my goodness how I loved Daddy’s birthday! 🙂 I coveted his cake. And he didn’t mind. None of us were huge sweet eaters but we loved that cake. We would usually eat dinner out or get something and bring it home. We would sit outside under the weeping willow in the evening. We had to wait til then because we lived in Alabama and it was blazing hot in August! But if it cooled off in the evening then it was tolerable. It was just a peaceful summer evening in the South with a family celebrating quietly.

I miss those times. I miss my parents. I am glad that I have the love for them that I have but I miss them so much. I hope my father knows I am thinking of him today. I miss him. I love him.



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