A Challenge For You: Write Something Good About Your Father

This is a picture of my father.
United States
June 18, 2016 9:27am CST
I could write a book about my father AND my mother too. I had wonderful parents and a wonderful childhood. Even though we were not wealthy, we had what we needed and there were always FUN things to do and a lot of LOVE shown. My father was the youngest of TEN children, and his mother and father must have been wonderful people, because my father was kind and loving and he often helped those who were in need. His mother and father both died when I was very young, so I have no memory of them, but my father told me stories about growing up on a farm and milking the cows, gathering eggs and working in the garden. My father had a “green thumb.” That means he could grow vegetables on just a small plot of a garden. We always had a garden in our back yard. My father had VERY blue eyes. I wish you could see the color of his eyes in this photo. Tell me something about your father.
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@KristenH (25151)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
18 Jun 16
Though my father and I had an estranged relationship for over 20 years, with my help of my brother a few years, we've reconnected and have a good relationship in the past 4 years. He's been there for me, supportive of my writing needs, and helps me out financially whenever he can.
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• United States
18 Jun 16
I'm glad you have reconciled with your Father. That's wonderful.
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@KristenH (25151)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
18 Jun 16
@IreneVincent Thanks. We talk on the phone 2x a month with the occasional email. He might stop by and visit sometime this fall--it's been 2 years since I saw him last.
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@sofssu (14730)
18 Jun 16
I can write books about my dad too.. He was a disciplinarian but he has taught me a lot about life and love. He was the best dad a girl could have.
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• United States
18 Jun 16
Discipline, if not harsh, is necessary for raising children. Discipline actually means training, not punishment. Think about an athlete who is disciplining himself to train every day, usually under the eye of a coach, who helps with the discipline.
18 Jun 16
Can't write a book about my father but surely can write one about my mother. My father and I have always had a somewhat strange relationship. We don't talk much to each other and don't interfere much in each other's life but I guess he does care about me.
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• United States
18 Jun 16
Do you live with your father and mother? Or are you out on your own?
• United States
18 Jun 16
Do you live with your father and mother or are you out on your own?
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19 Jun 16
@IreneVincent I'm in college right now so I live a hostel. I visit him during holidays. My mom passed away when I was in 6th. But my grandparents live with us too.
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• Philippines
18 Jun 16
My father: Responsible,caring,loving love him so much.
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• United States
18 Jun 16
Sounds like a good person to me.
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• United States
18 Jun 16
He sounds like a wonderful person.
• Philippines
18 Jun 16
@IreneVincent Yeah! He is..Thank you
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@JudyEv (136823)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jun 16
My father came from quite a poor family and worked very hard all his life to try to get ahead.
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@Hannihar (44305)
10 Nov 17
I am very happy you had great parents and a great childhood. I did not. All I can say about my father is that he was a good businessman.