06-16-2013 04:27 PM
My dad passed away four years ago, but not a day passes that I don't think of him. He wasn't particularly musical himself, but music was very important to him.... He and Mom made sure all of us kids had piano lessons, band instruments, and later I took up guitar. He bought this old guitar back in about 1929 from the Sears catalog for $3. Used to take it with him herding cows (they didn't have fences in North Dakota back then). I remember growing up, taking it out of the closet and pretending to play it. By the time I got it several years ago it had nearly caved in on itself, and was literally in pieces. I rebuilt it, and still remember the look on Dad's face when I showed it to him.
So here's to you Dad!
OK... Let's have your tributes to your dads.
06-16-2013 11:33 PM
Dad wasn't musical, that was mom. She taught me to play the ukulele, which led to guitar. Sorry, no pics. Dad was a truly decent man though. Happy Father's Day, guys.
06-16-2013 11:44 PM
06-17-2013 07:27 PM
My dad was an argumentative chain-smoking alcoholic with a temper, with not a musical bone in his body. I loved him when I was a little kid before the drinking got worse. I still have memories of wrestling around on the carpet with him, and lying on his chest, which are pretty good memories I guess. He inspired me to be a better dad to my kids. He died 25 years ago. I miss him at odd moments.