Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Smiles.......



Golf made my dad smile so he would have appreciated this card made from a retired SU set, a new hostess set called Perfect Words and the new Just Add Cake DSP.  Come to think of it cake made him smile too! He was a great storyteller with a quick wit and wonderful laugh. We lost him a few years ago due to a stroke. In the ICU as I tried to explain what was happening, he - a former electrician - whispered "I guess I really blew a fuse this time." To which I replied "Dad, I think you blew out the whole darn transformer!" And he smiled.......

It was our last conversation but I will be forever grateful that it ended with a smile.  Hope you shared some smiles with your dad today - or if you are lucky like me you have plenty of memories that still make you smile!

12 comments:

Debbie Henderson said...

Awww Linda, I love your card. My dad is a golfer also and has had to slow down a little having had a defibrillator put in 2 years ago. He tells me he is not able to hit as hard as he used to but being 74, I think it's awesome he still golfs! The little touches on your card really finish it off-the pennants, the curled corner and the sentiment. Your dad would certainly love this!

Colleen Dietrich said...

OH, this story brought a tear to my eye, Linda. I lost my dad when I was 28, he was 55. I miss him so much! THanks for sharing your heartwarming story.

Pam~ said...

Fabulous Father's Day card! My parents were avid golfers and my dad would have been crazy about this card! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful memory with us. Sounds like your dad had a great sense of humor ... justt like you! Have a great day!

Katy McGloin said...

Linda,

You take reflection to an art that touches the soul. I still have my Dad, but not sure how much longer. He gave up golf to give more hands-on emotional support to my Mom. God only knows how much longer I will have them both!

Tara Bilbao said...

Linda, It is obvious that you took your storytelling traits from your dad. Your blog posts are always so interesting and draw me right in. I love the card and hope the memory it sparked made you smile too. Fabulous work as always!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda this card is so adorable! Loved your story too. My family, prior to losing my mom & dad, used to golf together every Mother's Day & Father's Day. Your card and story reminded me of those wonderful days. My dad would have loved your card too. Hugs.

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is fantastic Linda. I love how you've used the designer paper a lot but it is not over powering the masculine sense of the card. It is perfect. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Margaret Moody said...

Love your card, Linda, but love your sweet story more! You must have inherited your great wit from your Dad! So glad your last memory of his time with you makes you smile when you think of it! Thanks for sharing, friend!

Mikki said...

Linda, this card is fabulous and love it so much. Loved the way you used the pennant punch along with the colors you used along with the story of you Dad. My best to you!!

Julie A. said...

This card is just too cute:)

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Linda, your posts always draw me right in too!!! I'm so glad you share your beautiful memories. Your card is fabulous! Hugs,

Marlena M. said...

Thank you for sharing that sweet story.;) I have a great dad like that...;) Your card is so cute. ;)