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Feeling kinda sad

Today would have been my dad's 80th birthday. He died in 1999 from emphysema brought on by many years of smoking and inhaling car exhaust in his auto repair shop.

Last night there was a special on CMT with John Anderson and Big & Rich. They sang John's song "Swingin'" which reminded me of the time dad's neighbors called and said something was up at his house. I went over there and found my dad in the porch swing singing that song at the top of his lungs. After the chorus he'd yell "Jack!! Jackie!!!!!!". Jackie was my stepmom who'd had enough of the happy, singing drunk routine and left for the day. I sat with him and sang until he decided it was pretty silly and went inside. He drove me nuts but I sure miss him.

Comments (2)

As sad as your story about your dad was, I still enjoyed reading it.

Emphysema aborted my dad's life when I was 11. Very painful death as you know.

With compassion,
Mike Sawyer

hugs your way, my friend.
just thinking of your story brings a smile to my face. I hope it does yours as well.