by Skip Cohen
As I wrote on Mother's Day - when your folks are gone, the holiday has a different meaning. It's bittersweet. It's Father's Day, and the bitter side is simply missing my Dad...but the sweet side is all the memories. And considering the business we are all in - it's the photographs that bring back the memories of so many great moments in the past.
Except for the baby shot of me, there's a story that goes with every image above and hundreds more. Each photograph reinforces great memories and plenty of smiles thanks to imaging. I chose a few of my favorites, but the memories hardly end with just five photos.
My Dad was my best buddy for my entire life. He was always there for me, and I learned so much from him. There was never a minute I wasn't proud of him. I remember somebody saying something negative once about dealing with elderly parents. I was sixty then, and all I could think about was how lucky I was. Most people my age didn't have their parents alive, let alone able to spend time with them.
Wishing all you Dads out there a terrific Father's Day! I wasn't going to post today and just take the day off, but the more the day went on, the more I knew I was going to write something. So make it a day filled with more memories because today's memories will be worth gold tomorrow!
Happy Father's Day...and to quote Jodi Picoult, easily for the fiftieth time...
“This is what I like about photographs.
They’re proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect.”
...and damn near perfect they were!
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