Happy Father's Day to you all


Sep 25, 2003
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I tend to defract attention put solely on me, but as I get older I understand the importance of Father's Day. The vibe in my house is jovial and one of celebration. I am happy for the ability to be called "daddy". For thos of you with kids, my best to you for a great fathers day. Once more, if you have children serving, or are serving abroad yourself - my prayers are with you. Happy Father's day everyone.

David R

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Sep 1, 2004
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Happy father's day to you and all the other fathers to.



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Jul 15, 2002
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Happy Fathers day you muthas..............

Had my best Father's day present ever yesterday.......Commencement at UCLA yesterday; my oldest daughter walked at UCLA, got her B.S. in nursing. Purty proud papa here......

All of you, hope you're having a great day today!!! Enjoy it.....


Mar 11, 2001
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Happy Father's Day to all the poppas out there in JHO land.


Common Sense

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Dec 20, 2004
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Freedivr2 @ Jun 15 2008, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Had my best Father's day present ever yesterday.......Commencement at UCLA yesterday; my oldest daughter walked at UCLA,[/b]

Pretty good day, but the best one is when the youngest one walks!


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Aug 26, 2001
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HAPPY FATHERS DAY , Got to talk to all my kids today and to my hunting buddy who has been a father figure to me for the last 37 years.We have had a special relationship .May God bless you Duane.


Mar 11, 2001
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Saw this on another board.

My Daddy

Her hair was in a pony tail,
Her dress tied with a bow.
Today was "Daddy's Day" at school,
And she can't wait to go.

Her mother tried to tell her,
She probably should stay home.
Since her class might not understand,
If she went to school alone.

But she was not afraid;
She knew just what to say,
and what to tell her classmates,
Why her Dad wasn't there that day.

But still her mother worried,
For her to face her class alone.
And once again the mother tried,
To keep her daughter home.

But to school, her angel went
So eager to tell them all.
About her Dad she never sees
Her dad who never calls.

In the room's back wall, the fathers stood
For everyone to meet.
The children squirmed impatiently,
As they waited in their seat.

As one by one the teacher called
Each pupil in her class.
To introduce each his or her daddy,
Each minute so slowly seemed to pass.

At last! The teacher called her name,
And every child turned to stare.
Each kid looking 'round and searching
For a man who wasn't there.

'So where is her daddy?'
She heard a boy call out.
'She probably doesn't have one,'
A classmate dared to shout.

From somewhere near the back,
She heard a father say,
'Looks like a deadbeat dad,
Too lazy to come today.'

The words did not offend her,
As she smiled at her dear mom.
She looked back at her teacher,
Who told her to go on.

With hands behind her back,
Slowly she began to speak.
With eloquence and poise---indeed
More like a grown-up than a kid.

'My Daddy can't be here, she said
Because he's far away.
But he wishes he could be,
Since today's a special day.

Though you cannot meet him,
I still want you to know
Some things about my daddy,
And how much he loves me so.

He loved to tell me stories,
Taught me to ride my bike,
Surprised me with pink roses,
Taught me to fly a kite.

We used to share fudge sundaes,
And ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him.
I'm not standing here alone.

My daddy's always with me,
Even though we're far apart
I know because he told me,
He's always in my heart'

With that, her tiny hand reached up,
And laid across her chest.
Feeling her own heart beating,
Beneath her favorite dress.

And from among the crowd of dads,
Her mother stood still, in tears.
As she proudly watch her daughter,
Speak quite wisely beyond her years.

She stood up for the love
Of a man who graced her life.
Doing what was best for all,
And doing what was right.

She dropped her hand back down,
And stared straight at the crowd.
Though she spoke in a voice so soft
Her message was clear and loud.

'I love my daddy very much,
He is my shining star.
And I wish he could be here,
But heaven's just too far.

You see, he was a soldier
Who gave his life last year
When a roadside bomb hit his convoy
As he served our country dear.

But when I close my eyes,
I "dream" he never went away.'
And with both eyes shut, she imagined
There he stood by her that day.

And to her mother's amazement,
Who witnessed with surprise.
A room full of dads and children,
Who also closed their eyes.

Who knows what they "saw" before them?
Who knows what they "felt" inside?
Perhaps, for merely a second,
They "saw" him at her side.

'I know you're with me, Daddy,'
In the silence she called out.
What happened next made believers,
Of those once-filled with doubt.

Not one in the room could explain it,
For each one's eyes were closed.
But on the desk beside her,
Laid a fragrant long-stemmed rose.

Each one was blessed, if only a moment,
By the love of her shining star.
Who showed the gift of believing,
That heaven is ne'er too far.


I speak fluent Vise-Grip
Sep 5, 2002
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I'm very blessed to have had many, many years to enjoy my Dad's company (Hey Buddy
). Dad is in good health, and I'm looking forward to many more years with him. And I'm also enjoying my own brood. It's especially enriching to watch my Dad interact with his grandsons and I'm enjoying the three generations when they're together.

Happy Father's Day to all of JHO's dads!!!


Sep 27, 2002
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My Dad passed away many years ago. He took me up and down this State on hunting trips. Made me work on the family farm. And gave me a great appreciation for the outdoors and the land. I would very much have liked him to see me marry.
And to meet his grand children.

Here's to you Dad.


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