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Fathers Day

With neither father nor child present, Fathers Day can be a lonely day.


However, for me, it is also a day to reflect on the person who I called Dad, and sometimes, much to his annoyance, the old man.


He emigrated from Sicily with little formal education, was a stranger in a foreign land, didn't speak the language, and yet, made a way for himself.


He met my mom and married. His family was his priority. He even came home during his mere 1/2 hour lunch to spend time with us when we were home in the summers. Sundays were always family day.


He became a citizen, and was happy for what his new country had given him. I understood that, it is one of the reasons I gave back through service in the Navy.


Not a day goes by that I don't miss him.

Not a day goes by that I don't wish he was here.

Not a day goes by that I don't long for another hug.

Not a day goes by that I don't ask for just one more moment.

Not a day goes by that I know, although his body has left, he never has.


Happy Fathers Day dad.