Sunday, June 15, 2008

song for my father


If there was ever a man
Who was generous, gracious and good
That was my dad
The man
A human being so true
He could live like a king
'Cause he knew
The real pleasure in life

To be devoted to
And always stand by me
So I’d be unafraid and free

If there was ever a man
Who was generous, gracious and good
That was my dad
The man
A human being so true
He could live like a king
'Cause he knew
The real pleasure in life

To be devoted to
And always stand by me
So I’d be unafraid and free

If there was ever a man
Who was generous, gracious and good
That was my dad
The man, The man
Song for my father written in 1964
by Horace Silver (b. 1928) , jazz pianist and composer


dad this tune is for you. happy father's day today and always. thanks for all that you are and all that you have done. I love you.



to read a few reflections check out last year's father's day post. I am still blessed, both my father and mother are alive and living in the same home they've been in for the last 40 plus years. god bless them both, smile on them, and give them strength -- getting old 'ain't for sissies' and some times it even sucks, but heck, as my wise old grandpap used to say, "what's the alternative?"

life may have slowed down for my dad, but he still possesses that irrepressible positive spirit he's always had, an undying love for family, and a belief that no matter what hand life deals you, if you have faith, all will work out.

photos: top ~my dad and mom enjoying a round of golf, a shared passion; sadly now they only have sweet memories of hitting the links, june, 1966, guam; middle ~ hiking with dad, california, 1960; bottom ~ dad tinkering in his workshop, virginia, february 2008.

10 comments:

Lee's River said...

best to you and yours

d. chedwick said...

What a sweet post!

dennis said...

Dennis is moved by this. Cats rarely know their dads.

tut-tut said...

How lucky you are! Happy Father's Day to all great dads.

zquilts said...

Wonderful post ! WIah I culd send him a clock to fix !
Best to thee and thine

Squirrel said...

Happy Father's Day Kim's Dad!

WAT said...

My father is gone, but thanks for this lovely post on your old man.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

thanks everyone!!

Colette Amelia said...

So all your wisdom is not only nurture but nature! Lucky you!

Michael Rawluk said...

You are in the running for the best daughter with the best parents.
A sweet set of photos.