Saturday, June 20, 2020

Father's Day

Daddy was a “Doer.” He did many things but most of all I remember his ability to refurbish, fix, repair, chop, mop, hang, stretch, cut … well you get the idea. He was always working at or on something and no moss ever grew under his feet. As we kids watched him when he was home, we learned how to use screwdrivers, hammers, awls, wrenches, pliers, soldering irons, saws, drills, levels, hand planers, Allen keys, grinders, sanders, snips, vises, chisels, wire cutters, files, measuring tapes, putty knives and I absolutely could go on and on! We still have several of his ancient tools here in the cabin, including three old ladders, short, medium and long. His gardening tools included lopers, clippers, and a bug pump style sprayer not counting a large assortment of rakes, spades, edgers, picks and shovels. He never had a power mower when we were younger and kept the push mower’s blades very sharp! He fixed our bikes constantly. He made us stilts and fenced in my horses. His cabin flyswatter has been retired to the front porch wall.
If it broke, he would fix it - somehow - right or wrong it would be fixed, even if he had to “jury rig” it. “Putter Pop” was  trial and error and succeeder when it came to plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and I think his best friend was black sticky electrical tape!
I miss him.
I treasure my memories of him. 
He was a gentle man and a gentleman.


  1. Sweet tribute to your father. I miss my dad too. I like that your dad could fix anything. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. That was a wonderful tribute to your dad. It reminded me of all the things my dad could fix and make.