Comments: Father's Day 2011

This was my first Father's Day without my dad. All the hype about "Father's Day sales" and such got on my nerves a bit. I guess I got tired of being reminded that Dad's not around anymore. I'm sorta glad I had to work Sunday, keeping busy kept my mind off it a bit that day.

Posted by George P at June 20, 2011 10:10 AM

There are worse things.

My Dad tells me that after his older brother died, his Mother (my Grandmother) used to make the family visit the grave every Sunday.

That ended in the early days of WWII when she figured out that he would have died in one of the invasions of the war.

I only got the witness her depression for the week around his birthday and the week around when he died. Some things never truly go away.

Posted by The Thomas at June 24, 2011 10:10 PM

As far as the whole time to visit thing goes, it depends on where you are ...

One set of grandparents (and great-grandparents) are 4-5 hours away in Chicago.

Another set of grandparents (and great-grandparents) are 40 minutes away ... with some great-great grandparents another 20 minutes north.

The other great-grandparents are 4-5 hours North on the other side of the Mackinac Bridge.

My wife's parents are an hour away.

My parents are still living on the other side of town. We are lucky as they can still drive to visit us.

Posted by The Thomas at June 24, 2011 10:21 PM