Happy Birthday, Dad

10 May

My Dad would have been 75 today.  I miss him.

34 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Dad”

  1. vivinfrance May 10, 2011 at 09:24 #

    Dads are special. Of course you miss him.


  2. Fi (Wonderfully Wired Mum) May 10, 2011 at 09:30 #

    Hugs Tilly…..I miss my dad every single day too 😦


  3. speccy May 10, 2011 at 09:47 #

    Yep, every day. 18 years on I still wonder what he’d think about the world, how the family has grown, how much he’d enjoy the fun.
    Hugs, Tilly


    • Tilly Bud May 10, 2011 at 10:44 #

      Thanks Speccy. Eleven years for me. Seems like yesterday. Hugs to you too.


  4. earlybird May 10, 2011 at 10:39 #

    Great picture! You’re right to miss him


    • Tilly Bud May 10, 2011 at 11:12 #

      He was just like that – happiest when laughing and eating. Hang on…that rings a bell…


  5. barb19 May 10, 2011 at 11:05 #

    It’s been 21 years since I lost my Dad and I still miss him Tilly. Love and Hugs to you.


    • Tilly Bud May 10, 2011 at 11:13 #

      Thanks Barb. It gets easier but it never goes away, does it?


  6. Ava Aston's Muckery May 10, 2011 at 12:01 #

    what a nice way to pay tribute Tilly.




  7. Cindy May 10, 2011 at 12:50 #

    Hugs to you Tilly.


  8. mairedubhtx May 10, 2011 at 13:32 #

    My dad has been gone 29 years and I miss him every day. You never stop missing them. You learn to live with it, but the hurt never goes away.


  9. nrhatch May 10, 2011 at 14:21 #

    It’s hard to lose the ones we love. Peace.


  10. viewfromtheside May 10, 2011 at 17:26 #

    me too. over 15 years and i still want to talk to him some days


  11. Paula Tohline Calhoun May 10, 2011 at 18:46 #

    Twenty years for me this past February, three weeks short of his 77th birthday. Not a day goes by that he is not remembered with love, and joy. Sounds like we have both been blessed.


  12. sarsm May 10, 2011 at 22:18 #

    I’m glad that you have such happy memories of your dad, Tilly, but I’m sorry that he’s not here to share another birthday with you.

    I lost mine 31 years ago.

    I hope that today you’ve experienced some happy memories as well as the sentimental ones.



    • Tilly Bud May 11, 2011 at 08:48 #

      I have.

      I’m sorry to hear you lost your Dad so young. I thought mine was young to go at 64, but at least he saw my boys and I had him a decent length of time.


      • sarsm May 12, 2011 at 06:30 #

        Thanks. I was 7, he was 47. Very young, yes.

        He was born prematurely, weighing only 3lb’s and having pneumonia, I’ve been told. In those days it was a real miracle he survived at all. Despite damaged lungs, he became a smoker, not knowing the dangers of course.

        I remember him as being very funny, having a sparkle in his eye. I also know he played football for his local town and sang in clubs. So although his 47 years were far too short, I do believe he enjoyed them to the full.


        • Tilly Bud May 12, 2011 at 11:10 #

          It’s not how long we live, but how we live. I’m glad you have happy memories. So many children with fathers still living don’t have them.


  13. eof737 May 11, 2011 at 01:16 #

    Now I can tell where you got your sense of humor from. Happy Birthday to your dad! 🙂


  14. slpmartin May 11, 2011 at 02:42 #

    So often dads get forgotten…what they do and did…have become expected and rarely appreciated…so this was a good reading for me.


  15. Sharp Little Pencil May 11, 2011 at 05:43 #

    You wouldn’t think I would miss my dad, given stuff that happened, but I do. He would have been 100 this year! Whatever happens, in the end, you only have one father, and the good remains. Sounds like you had a wonderful relationship, Linda, and so you are blessed! Love, Amy


    • Tilly Bud May 11, 2011 at 08:49 #

      I was. Sorry you weren’t so lucky, but I know you are being the best Mom.


  16. alienhippy May 11, 2011 at 20:03 #

    {{{hugs}}} sorry I’m late Tilly.
    I miss my Mom so very much too. Her Birthday falls on our wedding anniversary. It was lovely for her us getting married on her Birthday, she was so very pleased that we picked that date for her. We wanted to share our special day on her special day. Not so nice for me now she’s not here though.
    Thinking of you and I’ll pray for you too.
    Love and hugs.
    Lisa. xx 🙂


    • Tilly Bud May 12, 2011 at 11:05 #

      Late, but always welcome. Thank you 🙂

      At least your Mum is always a part of your day; that’s got to be nice.


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