Sunday, June 15, 2014


It is a beautiful Father's day here today with bright sunshine this morning.
Our church service was good today as we honored all the fathers with red or white carnations.
Today is an emotional day for me always as I miss my dad so much. He has been gone for almost 33 years and still never a day goes by that I don't think about or get reminded of him in some way.  I was a daddy's girl and was a big "tom boy" growing up. He even nick named me "Pete" , when someone questioned him about that he would always say it was after "little Bo Peep" who lost her sheep.  For many years I thought that poem went "little  Bo Pete"  Haha !!
This is some of the earliest pictures of me and my dad.

This tractor was the first vehicle he taught me to drive and by the time my feet reached the brake petal I was in the fields helping him farm.
He was a crop farmer and raised chickens for years until Chesterfield Mills in Asheville went out of business.  With their abrupt closing he was burdened with the dept of building the long chicken house and was forced to sell half of his property to pay it off. I never remember hearing him complain.  We always had beef cows and a milk cow around when I was growing up and we never went hungry, he always found a way to provide whatever we needed. He said "you never look back because there is always things you can't change, you always look forward to the things you can change". 
This sums up my feelings tonight.
Good Night and God Bless.

1 comment:

linda m said...

Your Dad sounds a lot like mine. Times were hard growing up but my Dad was always able to feed, clothe us and send us to Parochial schools. My Dad passed away in 2003 and I still miss him. Blessings