Happy Birthday Daddy

@CarolDM (182025)
United States
May 5, 2022 2:47pm CST
Today will always be Daddy's birthday. He has been gone five years now. And missed every single day. Thankfully I have a lifetime of memories to keep me going. The photo was a gift I gave him many years ago. He kept it on his television. He said he wanted it close, so he could see it every day. That tells you how much television he watched. He was such a comedian. Dustin enjoyed spending summers with him. They both shared many of the same likes. Football and computers. His career was always in senior management computer engineering. (Analyst & Senior Field Engineer) My Dad was also a musician. He played guitar and was in many bands. All local bands. And he really enjoyed his country music. I remember often times we had family get togethers on weekends. Daddy, my uncle, other family and friends, played music, the rest would eat, talk, and drink coffee. And the kids would play games and just have fun. The good days and happy memories. Photo is mine. He always called me his baby. I was the youngest of the family.
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@1creekgirl (31268)
• United States
5 May
Sounds like you were a daddy's girl. I know you miss him so much.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
Yes I was up until the end. Was holding his hand.
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@1creekgirl (31268)
• United States
6 May
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5 May
Happy Birthday to your Dad! I lost mine ten years ago. I miss him every day. I wasn’t the youngest, but we shared a special bond, and I feel you do to. I know they’re always near, and they are taking care of us every single day.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
Thanks. Sorry for your loss as well.
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@sharon6345 (312307)
• United States
5 May
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your dad.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
Thank you.
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@bunnybon7 (51594)
• Holiday, Florida
5 May
What a wonderful family man he must have been. I hope you have other family there to help you through this day.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
Yes he was and outlived his wife, and two of his three children. I have no family left but I am fine. Thanks.
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@bunnybon7 (51594)
• Holiday, Florida
5 May
@CarolDM so sorry sweetie. I still worry about you.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
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@kobesbuddy (148365)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 May
We both had amazing, musical fathers! Those are beautiful memories you will carry for the rest of your life:) My father sang bass and played the mouth organ Music creates a wonderful family bonding!
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
Yes music is great for sure.
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@kobesbuddy (148365)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 May
@CarolDM Jay and I sing together, strengthening our bond of friendship:)
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@kaylachan (32897)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
5 May
He sure was well loved by his family.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
Yes he was.
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@Fleura (20117)
• United Kingdom
5 May
So many happy memories. No doubt he enjoyed those times with you all.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
I am thankful and will always miss him.
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• United States
5 May
Between now and June 3rd, the birthdays of my mom's parents, my dad's father and both my mom and dad's Birthdays will fall. They are all gone now but this time of year always finds me more emotional than the rest of the year. I have a few items that remind me of them all. In 1965, my dad and his dad went to a World Series game between the Dodgers and my Minnesota Twins. Garandpa caught a foul ball that day and gave it to my dad. Dad displayed that ball on the TV until the end of his days. When he passed away, my mom sent it to me. My wife lets me display it too. In a box in a closet lol. Happy Birthday to your father. That gift you gave to him so long ago must bring you comfort and fond memories *wipes tears*
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
I toi have other memories soon. Lost my Mom this month. Her birthday the first part of June. Life can be so difficult. This memory is a good one. But even the good ones hurt. Thank you for sharing yours.
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@Deepizzaguy (65120)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
5 May
I am sorry that your dad passed away for five years. He is with you in spirit.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
Thank you, I agree with you.
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@Deepizzaguy (65120)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 May
@CarolDM You are welcome.
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@snowy22315 (135554)
• United States
5 May
Your dad sounds like he was a great guy like mine is. My dad is a bit of a pushover(ast least with those he loves) but as sweet and kind and humble a guy as you would ever meet. Let your memories sustain you..and Happy Birthday to your dad.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
Yes I think you are right. We was loved by many. Thank you.
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@moffittjc (103987)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 May
Aww, what great memories you have of your father! Sounds like you had a wonderful childhood growing up. We must have both lost our fathers near the same time period, because it was a little more than five years ago that I lost my own father.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
6 May
Good memories indeed Jeff. Living in the country was the best life for a child. We loved getting dirty. Losing my Mom changed everything. But my first 13 years were pretty much amazing. My Dad passed in 2017.
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@moffittjc (103987)
• Gainesville, Florida
8 May
@CarolDM Many kids these days don’t understand the freedom and adventure that comes from growing up in the country. There’s just something satisfying about getting dirty while out playing. Makes you feel like you accomplished something. Lol
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
8 May
@moffittjc A little dirt never hurt anyone.
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@RebeccasFarm (66828)
• United States
6 May
Good memories are priceless, they can save us for sure Carol. Nice little momento there. Thank you for sharing these with us. Happy Birthday to your Dad RIP. I think of my Father RIP without fail every single day and the love he gave me.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
6 May
Yes they get us through life for sure. Thank you. Glad you have good memories too.
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• United States
6 May
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@Chellezhere (7723)
• United States
5 May
Happy birthday to your dad! I can only imagine how these two months are for you. Hold onto your memories dearly. My mother’s birthday was April 3. Mine is a few days past Mother’s Day, and my dad’s birthday was June 6 - so close to Father’s Day.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
Thank you. It is very hard, but such is life it seems. I hold on very tightly. Too close for sure. Thoughts are with you as well.
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• United States
6 May
@CarolDM You’re welcome and thank you.
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@Shiva49 (24181)
• Singapore
6 May
Fond memories indeed of a loving father and a family man. I can feel for your loss and void that is difficult to fill.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
6 May
Indeed. Thank you.
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@rebelann (97465)
• El Paso, Texas
6 May
What a treat to have such wonderful memories. That little statue is adorable.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
6 May
Thanks so much. I have many more stories. Thus little guy sits on my coffee table. It always brings a smile.
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@JimBo452020 (40429)
• United Kingdom
6 May
Well you were his baby. He was a great father and grandfather. Its not surprising that you miss him, so many happy times and memories Carol Happy Birthday Sir,
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
6 May
Yes I was. He is missed so much. Thank you.
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@Tampa_girl7 (47673)
• United States
5 May
Happy birthday to your daddy.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
Thank you so much.
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@MarieCoyle (4658)
5 May
I was a young mom when I lost my Dad. It's very hard. He was my stable parent. So full of fun and always ready for adventure, he loved his grandchildren so much, too. It doesn't seem to get easier, does it? I still think of him so often. I celebrate his birthday, too. I am glad you have good memories of him to sustain you.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
5 May
No, time does not heal the wounds, no matter who tells you that. I am glad he and my son made good memories. Maybe one day I will see them all. But who really knows for sure.
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@popciclecold (24478)
• United States
6 May
Good memories always brings joy.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
6 May
Yes they do, I remember my family every day.
• United States
8 May
@CarolDM I am sure you do.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
8 May
@nela13 (49905)
• Portugal
10 May
Sweet memories that you have. My father also plays the guitar, he plays in one group and he loves it.
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@CarolDM (182025)
• United States
10 May
Yes I have many. A lifetime of memories. Glad you are still enjoying your Dad.
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@nela13 (49905)
• Portugal
12 May
@CarolDM thank you.
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