April 25, 2012

Stuff that made my Dad laugh

My dad was a city boy. Born there...grew up there...worked there....
He thought it was pretty funny when his daughter moved to the country.
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The daughter who didn't like bugs....
...or rodents...
...or dirt.
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My dad always laughed when he saw me in my rubber boots and farm coat.
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And when he saw the tractors...
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...vegetable garden...
...messy children...
...and runaway pets
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he smiled and commented on my country life.
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Because he never, in a million years thought I would end up a country girl.
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His daughter makes jam...
...relishes...
...pickles.
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And my dad....he rode his motorcycle and threatened to move his trailer to our back field so he and mom could live there during their retirement.
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I am so sad it wont happen.

It has been 8 days since my Daddy went to Heaven.
I am sure he is still giggling about my country life.

That's OK.
Because I am going to plant him a tree and take care of it while wearing my rubber boots and farm coat.
Then I will be laughing



17 comments:

Gigi said...

Planting that tree in his honor will be a beautiful tribute.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm so sorry you lost your Dad. He sounds like a fun person. Planting a tree seems like a beautiful way to hold his memory.

Ellie said...

Oh I'm so sorry for your loss. You have some amazing memories. That is a beautiful tribute to plant a tree for him. Take care!!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Oh ~ Planting a tree is so wonderful to honor your Dad ~ 'he is watching over you' ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Susan said...

Oh...I'm just so sorry about your dad.

I love your idea in honor of him.

Take care♥

Laurel's Quill said...

Country girls rock. What a lovely tribute to your Dad.

Evelyn S. said...

My dad died more than 30 years ago, when he was just 65. I still miss him....he was the teacher-turned-cattle rancher and farmer whose eldest daughter never lived on a farm after going off to college. You're doing beautifully in your country life.

Elena said...

What a sweet post; I'm sorry for you loss!

Nancy said...

I'm so very sorry. This post is a lovely tribute your dad. I know you must miss him terribly.

Tanya said...

i'm so sorry :( a tree will be a perfect way to remember him and it will stand for many generations to see.

Jenners said...

Good for you for remembering this and planting a tree in his memory. That is a wonderful way to honor him and to have a little place to feel close to him. He's watching you and laughing … always keep that in mind. Hugs to you.

Elaine A. said...

I know he's proud of you and your country life. :

Deborah said...

What a beautiful post and photos, and I am so glad that you have your loving memories.

deb duty said...

I am so sorry. He sounds like a wonderful dad. The photos are such a beautiful collection of your country life that he teased about.

MG Atwood said...

Oh I'm so sorry. The tree will be a wonderful memory of him. Truly touching post & photos

Liza Litvinovich said...

This is a beautiful post! I'm sorry for your loss.
p.s. the first picture reminds me of my dad, he used to love these flowers..

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

What a touching post. So sorry for your loss. Planting a tree is a wonderful way to pay tribute to your dad. Blessings to you and your family.