Sunday, December 5, 2010

What To Get Dad For His Birthday Is No Longer A Problem

My dad's birthday would be Thursday if he were still alive. I think about how hard it was to know what to get him and wish I still had that problem.

Growing up, I thought it would be so much easier if he liked sports because then I could by him sport equipment or team apparel. I did manage to come up with a few really good things for him that he wore even though he always said he didn't need any new clothes. A lumberjack jacket was one of the best gifts I gave him. He liked the fleece pullover I got him too.

In his later years, I used to buy him things for his cats.  This is a picture of Sylvester in the bed we got him which he loved!  He liked that even though it wasn't actually something he used himself. I sure wish he was still alive! I haven't a clue what I would get him this year if he were, but I'd find something. 

In cleaning out his house after he died, I came across a pile of birthday cards I had given to him over the years. I was surprised he saved them because I didn't think men cared about cards, but they must have meant something to him.

If you still have parents to shop for, you may find it hard to know what to get them, but that's one problem you should be glad you have!

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4 comments:

Yaya' s Home said...

My parents have both gone to pave the way for me, but I feel the same way. If I could have my mama here for one more day I would feel more joy than I could express.

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Mike Golch said...

you would be surprised by what our Dad's keep hidden away.My keep my cards as well.He especially kept a letter I wrote to him for Father's Day 1984 in his top drawer. I believe He read it every day.this letter brought us closer together that anything I did prior to that.I miss him and my Mos as well this year would have been their 61st wedding anaversary.

Life with Kaishon said...

What a nice thing to write. It is good to have to come up with a present even for our most difficult recipients because at least we have them. I am going to get a copy of your book today. So excited.

Dumpster said...

Cat was looking very funny in that tub .... Pic of Silvesta was very nice..thanks for sharing. to gift a lunberjack jacket is really nice idea , I also want to gift this...
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