What is your most memorable encounter with your father?

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Post by AmeliaLovesBooks » 12 May 2017, 20:27

My dad used to pick me up from school and we'd go get ice cream, then he'd always wink at me and say "Don't tell your mom." My mom worked a lot of different jobs and I think my dad had to shoulder a lot with us kids, but he always made sure we didn't feel neglected or overlooked. My brothers all have similar stories but they were all different too. Like my oldest brother said dad used to take him to the race track and they'd "bet" on horses. My youngest brother said that dad spent time with him in the garage restoring an old motorcycle that he knew they'd never finish. wouldnt take back that quality time for the world.
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Post by EMoffat » 13 May 2017, 14:33

My parents separated when I was very young and I didn't get to spend that much time with my father. I remember when I used to get ready in the morning in his house, no matter how late we were, he used to chase me around with shaving foam all over his face trying to kiss me. This is by far one of my fondest and more memorable experiences

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Post by leez » 16 May 2017, 05:20

my father is the most intelligent person i know, he is not perfect as all kids think while they are growing up but the most memorable encounter with him was teaching me what tough but honest love is.

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Post by SilviaP21 » 19 May 2017, 08:08

I think I was about 7 and the circus was in town. And my mother kept trying to convince me to go until I finally said yes. I went with my father and on the way he told me that we don't have to go if I don't want to. He didn't try to force me in any way even though it would have been a fun way to spend timw together. So we decided to go for a walk and had an ice cream. I don't know why but I think I will remember thay day forever.
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Post by Jeyran Main » 20 May 2017, 18:22

The most memorable is when he called a day before my wedding day and told me that he couldn't make it for my big day.
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Post by Fran » 21 May 2017, 07:53

I have a memory from when I was maybe about 3 years old. It was a very cold day, I think there might even have been snow, and my brothers & I had been playing outside.
I remember my hands being really, really cold, painfully cold, and I remember running into the kitchen to get warm. We were always told that if your hands are cold you should never put them near the stove or the rad as that gave you chilblains .. my Dad was very convinced of this.
My memory of that day is of my Dad taking my tiny hands in his huge hands and rubbed them gently to warm them up. I can still see exactly where he was sitting in our kitchen & my tiny little hands completly enclosed in his huge ones & to this day I can feel the heat from his hands warming up mine.
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Post by Janien van Rooyen » 22 May 2017, 03:05

Growing up, my father was an amazing man, always looking out for my best interest. He used to let me stand on his feet and them he'd dance with me. Those memories are my favorites. 32 years later, we have lost that connection between us. Welcome to the real world, I guess....
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Post by SherriD » 24 May 2017, 11:25

I have so few memories of me and Dad. Need to make more!

When I was a teenager, my Dad and I went on a camping trip. Just the two of us. My twin sister was still upset about the divorce and refused to go. We hiked around this gorgeous little lake and up the waterfall on the far side. At that age, it was such an adventure. I'm sure if I go back to that lake it wont be the same.

A painful memory, but equally bonding...
I helped him recover from a triple bypass in the hospital last year. I have never witnessed so much pain in my life and will never get over how traumatic and exhausting that was for both of us. He is healthier now, but not pain free. We still don't talk about that week in the hospital much.

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Post by Lennycat » 09 Jun 2017, 10:48

My father was a quiet man. Sometimes he would take me with him fishing and we would sit out on a small boat with our lines in the water, waiting for the fish to bite. We didn't talk much, just listened to the sounds of the birds and the trees singing in the wind. Once in a while, I'd get a fish and there would be such a sense of excitement and pride in his voice as he coached me on how to reel the fish in. I enjoyed those times the most with my father. Just him and me and the wind in the trees.

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Post by Vivian Paschal » 13 Jun 2017, 03:45

There are so many memorable experiences; the good and ugly. I can't even begin to list. A father is a very important figure in a child's life; girl or boy. My dad has greatly influenced me, that's for sure.
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Post by Kalin Adi » 13 Jun 2017, 09:57

Wow! Good question! One day I was sitting on a bus on a two-seat section, and a man sat next to me and my sister, my father was behind us. I couldn't tell anything to the man because he was an adult, but I felt really uncomfortable. Suddenly, my father touched the man's shoulders and said to him he was paying for those two seats and he couldn't sit over there. The man looked at my father, stood up and left. The, my father told me that when I saw something wrong happening, I had to speak up my mind. That lesson has been with me all this time.

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Post by Insomniac07 » 21 Jun 2017, 10:34

My dad started my love for stories. He'd tell me folk tales from old epics every night before bed, till I was like 5 or 6 years old. After that, he had to move away from us for a while due to work and the bedtime stories stopped. I had to make do with reading books. Obviously, I have no complaints about that now, since I quickly learned to enjoy it and it became one of my biggest passions.
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Post by Amcdanel86 » 24 Jun 2017, 03:52

my most memorable encounter was when on the weekends I was with my dad we would go to an open field and he would fly his airplanes. when they crashed we would chase them and bring them back.

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Post by Brons World » 26 Jun 2017, 05:49

When I was a child, my dad used to do this thing called a "Magahachi grip" (pronounced mug - hah - huh - chee). This would usually involve him grabbing all three kids at the same time (sometimes a dog was caught in between too) and holding us down so we couldn't move. Then he would just walk away as if nothing happened. This was great - it was always a surprise and we loved this random show of affection.
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Post by MURIIRA » 27 Jun 2017, 08:52

That would be when I was around 7 years of age. He chased me aroind tge estate with the aim of punishing me for wrong doing but he was unable. Talk of beating the 'superhero'.
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