Father’s Day 2014

I always sent my father a Father’s Day card from the time I was little, till the year before he died. After that he was missing in action leaving no forwarding address.

It was always a picture of a father and daughter animal team I’d hunt for, no pun  intended, because my dad was such a critter lover. When I went through his things, after he died, there they all were held together with a thick, though frayed, rubber band. Made me happy, as his off, offspring to know, I may have done something right.

A salute to all dads.

images-7 Tell me again Papa how Great-Grampa was the original MGM lion?

images-2 For the last time, stop it, or I’ll tell your mother.

images-1 Daddy were you drinking?

images-4 Hurry up Jumbo, you’re gonna be late for school.

images Now just go out there and give it your all.

images-5 It’s very important to have quiet time.

images-8 Who says adoption doesn’t work?

images-6 Call me when you get there.

images-10 Daddy that tickles.

images-2I’m your father and I say flying’s a cinch.

images-4We do not look like Winston Churchill.

images-3 Pop, you’re snoring again.

images-1 Can I come outta my room now?

images-2I don’t know how to tell you this Kitty, but I’m not your biological father.

images-3 Could we sit behind home plate next time Daddy?

images-5 Remember son, yoga is very good for our shell.

images-4Dad, there’s something you should know…I’m gay.

images-1 No matter what happens honey, I’ll always be your Dad.

My Father had his issues without a doubt, but he tried his best, and what I really got from him was my heart because his was so big.

Thanks Daddy, wherever you are.


All photos courtesy of Google Images





About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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14 Responses to Father’s Day 2014

  1. micklively says:

    I’m nobody’s father (unless you count Smudge) and I haven’t heard from mine in fourteen years, so I don’t get worked up about Fathers’ Day.
    But I’m pleased you have some happy memories and I enjoyed your montage, thanks.


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, that is so touching, your father keeping all your cards. Let’s you know how much they meant to him.


    • It was sad. Due to his alcoholism, he was living in his car which is why I couldn’t send him a card. His next stop was the hospital where he died all alone not wanting anyone to know he was there. Was so many years ago Skinny, but my guilt over it bleats like a bullet wound.


  3. I’m glad big hearts are hereditary, this world needs as many as it can get. Love the photos, love that your dad kept all your cards and love that you got that big ole heart.


  4. katecrimmins says:

    Beautiful tribute. Love the captions. Sorry you lost your Dad so early. I did too. I was 10 when mine died. I still miss him.


  5. Elle Knowles says:

    Your father is probably the influence that made you a strong person. I had my dad into my 40’s, but his dad died before he was born and his mother when he was seven, so he was raised by relatives. That has always made me so sad. Fathers are big influences in their children’s lives, be it good or bad. I loved him as he was, but always wonder what kind of man he would have been if he had ever know his father.


    • I don’t know if that’s true…he had so many issues, but he was very kind. That was evident no matter what. My mother was the strong one, but in a mean way. I like to think I gleaned the best of both transforming it into good.It’s that Pollyanna in me.

      Your father losing his parents when he was so young pulled at my heart strings.


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