Father's Day isn't the same any longer

United States
June 18, 2017 6:57am CST
I am my father's daughter and according to my mother I was from day one. I am just like him in looks and other ways. He did pass on to me many important things, like handling money, work ethic, cooking (my mom didn't cook!) and how to do vegetable gardening. The last Father's Day I celebrated was in 2009, my father died three months later. It is hard to believe it has been 8 years. I won't get all sentimental, I deal with things like this quietly and not publicly. For those of you who still have your dad's, be sure to celebrate with him. Photo is mine.
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@MGjhaud (20804)
• Philippines
18 Jun
I do look more like my father as well. I always say this whenever i talk about him.. that if i am to marry someone, i want that man to be just like my dad.
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• United States
18 Jun
I married twice - both totally different from my father LOL!
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@MGjhaud (20804)
• Philippines
18 Jun
LOL sorry..
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• United States
18 Jun
@MGjhaud It's fine...the first husband was lousy, this one is great!
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@BettyB (4288)
• Summerville, South Carolina
18 Jun
I never knew my father, but a child we celebrated Father's Day with grandpas and uncles. Today we will be celebrating Father's Day with our sons. I'm really looking forward to it.
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• United States
18 Jun
I made my husband a special breakfast and will make a special dinner, we celebrate with food LOL!
@LadyDuck (121318)
• Switzerland
18 Jun
I have also been my father's daughter since day one. I love my Mom, but it's not the same special relationship that I had with my father. It's a very long time that he has gone. The last father day I celebrated with him was in 1976. He was too young to go, I miss him every day.
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• United States
18 Jun
He did die a long time ago, 40 years and that's a long time for your mom to be w/o him.
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@LadyDuck (121318)
• Switzerland
19 Jun
@AbbyGreenhill Yes, it's a very long time that my Mom is alone. She always said she would have never found another man like my father. I fully agree.
• United States
19 Jun
@LadyDuck My MIL was alone for about the same amount of time.
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@marlina (62066)
• Canada
18 Jun
It is a sad day on Father's Day when we can no longer celebrate it.
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• United States
18 Jun
Yes it is, same with Mother's Day. But I know they are together at least.
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@marlina (62066)
• Canada
18 Jun
@AbbyGreenhill Yes, my parents are together again too.
• United States
18 Jun
@marlina I felt better actually when I realized mine were together. Its comforting in a way.
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@nanette64 (13660)
• Fairfield, Texas
18 Jun
I wish I could celebrate with my Dad @AbbyGreenhill . He lives in Iowa and has Alzheimer's. I tried to call him this morning but the phone just rang. I called his wife's cell and it said, "The mailbox you are calling is full." Oh great!!!!!
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• United States
18 Jun
Does she not check her messages often? Maybe you could try later in the day???
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@nanette64 (13660)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Jun
@AbbyGreenhill Ruth isn't the most reliable woman on the planet.
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• United States
19 Jun
@nanette64 That's a shame.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Jun
I feel that way about my gramps, and I regret not taking even more time while I had him
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• United States
20 Jun
Yes, I think many are sorry they didn't spend more time with loved ones
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun
@AbbyGreenhill Very much so, for me anyways
@sueznewz2 (9384)
• Alicante, Spain
19 Jun
it's sad when those days come round and they are no longer with us ... i'm the same about mothers day ...
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• United States
19 Jun
Yes, Moher's Day is the same with me too.
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@sueznewz2 (9384)
• Alicante, Spain
19 Jun
@Tampa_girl7 (21597)
• United States
19 Jun
I am sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have a beautiful connection with him.
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@GardenGerty (90955)
• Marion, Kansas
19 Jun
I phoned my dad. It is not possible for us to travel with hubby being ill. I try to go see him once a month, usually.
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• United States
19 Jun
Before we moved to TN 17 years ago I lived two miles from my parents so I saw them often. Once we moved we only traveles back to NJ twice a year.
@LeaPea2417 (15252)
• Toccoa, Georgia
18 Jun
What a nice photo of your Dad. I am glad you have good memories of him. Yes, I made sure to call my Dad today. We had a nice talk.
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• United States
18 Jun
Thanks, that's the last one I ever took of him.
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@andriaperry (32895)
• Anniston, Alabama
18 Jun
Same here. My dad taught me everything, mine passed in 08 and its still raw.
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• United States
18 Jun
I know exactly how you feel. This is no longer one of my favorite holidays but a good day for fond memories.
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• United States
18 Jun
Yes it is Linda....and if not for my father drumming things into my head I would not be where I am today.
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@HazySue (16978)
• United States
18 Jun
My father has been gone for 21 years next month. It's true, it hasn't been the same.
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• United States
18 Jun
Your dad was a very handsome man! sadly my dad passed away in 1981 which was way too young.
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• United States
18 Jun
When I was in high school my friends would beg to cover for dinner, they said not only was my father a good cook but he was so good looking (and he was!)
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 Jun
A lovely photo there and sorry your Dad has also passed Abby as has mine. RIP
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@Nawsheen (22862)
• Mauritius
18 Jun
I am sorry for your loss. My dad is very important to me. Like you even I learned many things from my dad.
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• United States
18 Jun
It's not a sad day, just a thoughtful one.
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@Happy2BeMe (70070)
• Canada
18 Jun
Nice picture of your Dad. You do look a lot like him.
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• United States
18 Jun
That was his last Christmas. I inherited all his Cajun!
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
18 Jun
My daddy whom we call 'Tatang' had also passed away, I can't remember the year, still his memory is still in me.
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• United States
18 Jun
We all have memories to see us through.
• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Jun
I'm sorry you don't have your dad today. =( I'm sure he's looking down on you.
• United States
18 Jun
Thanks, I knew he has been watching and guiding all my life
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