Sunday, June 19, 2011


My dad has been gone for over 30 years.  But I can remember a lot about him.  For example, his pride in this big fish he brought back from a successful trip to Canada.

Spending most of his life in North Dakota, he had plenty of experience with a snow shovel.

Late in his life, he began spending the winters in Arizona.  He had his own home, a house trailer he bought in a court not far from us.  But in his mind he was never far from his longtime home.

This is the way I like to remember him.  Smiling, enjoying a good joke.

Yes, even after all these years, I miss him.

Happy father's day, Dad.  You done good!


Tom Cochrun said...

I'll second that! As his offspring you too are a man who enjoys a smile, joke and a good time.
I do see a resemblance as well.
Cheers to all dads!

Thérèse said...

Missing someone is something so hard to live! But sharing some dear thoughts helps.

The Bug said...

Nice memories... Happy Father's Day to you!

Steve said...

Bruce, great memories, thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

Wonderful. Love that big fish! And I can feel your love for your father.