Day 20 Prompt – Dear Ol’ Dad

My children will never meet their grandfather – my father. He passed away when I was a young teenager. The best they will ever know him is through the photo album that my mother keeps in a drawer at her apartment. I am reminded now that I should begin gathering anecdotes – perhaps in a special folder, where, once they are complete, I can write his biography. On this I shouldn’t procrastinate. Details such as whether it was my father or just his best friend who worked for the post office when they immigrated to Canada before I was born, can only be told by my mother.

But, the facts are just details. It is the man and his character, his sense of humour which hasn’t skipped a generation yet, that they will be most interested in. That and of course the old photos.

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21 comments on “Day 20 Prompt – Dear Ol’ Dad

  1. Reblogged this on lindaghill and commented:
    Day 20 Prompt – Use these words in a story: grandfather, photo album, post office, and folder

  2. I think this is a beautiful post that many people can relate to in some way. I know I can.

  3. That is a great idea. Wonderful and delicate writing. 🙂

  4. I like this idea…and great writing, as usual!


  5. This is great, I love family history.

  6. Linda,
    I like it! My folks are in their 70’s and I’m always dragging stories out of them.

  7. It is a wonderful idea do not hesitate, for he who hesitates is lost! 🙂 xxxxxxx

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