(I have a good picture of Sherry & Her Dad, but I cannot find it. This is here dad, Wiley Aaron Harris and our Sons (now fathers themselves) Jack (USN) and Mark (Kiss fan)
I received an interesting e-mail today from another Sherry. It included a testimony of a young Policeman who is a father. His biological father abandoned him and his mama when he was two. He vowed to never leave his family when he had one.
Once married, there was a near divorce but he was determined to make it work and he did, now with 4 kids, he is more determined than ever to make it last. It was a good Father’s day story.
(daddy, me & mama)
He also quoted a story of a prison that offered free Mother’s day card to anyone who wanted to send a card to their mama. They had to get more cards the demand was so great. Then come Father’s day someone had the bright idea to do the same for free Father’s day cards. No prisoners wished to ‘wish their fathers a happy father’s day’. Many did not know their fathers.
So I consider it a compliment when my sons wish me a happy Father’s day. I was very fortunate to be raised in a family with a wonderful father. Although I did tell him I loved and appreciated him, somehow I feel it was never enough. So to my daddy who 111 years ago was named after Frank James and Benjamin Franklin, Frank Benjamin Darnell, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY up in heaven. He is probably still too enamored in Heaven to remember us here. But Daddy, you were loved.
To all fathers who read this, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO YOU.
Fatherhood is becoming important again methinks.
The first car I remember my dad having, the 1941 Chevy, but his was green.