Sunday, June 15, 2014

My Fathers Day Column In The Boston Herald


If you'd be kind enough to journey to the Boston Herald website, you'll be able to read my Fathers Day column.

Please read it HERE.

It concerns My Dad, of course.


Blurry, but one of my favorite photos of us together. This was in Hong Kong, 35 years ago.


Thanks for reading it (if you do) and extra-special thanks if you leave a nice comment at the website or write a nice letter to the editor.

Last, but certainly not least, a Very Happy Fathers Day to those for whom it applies!

Soon, with more better stuff.

15 comments:

Shammickite said...

I miss my dad too. He died in his 96th year in 1977, that would make him 132 today. A lovely man. Just like your lovely dad.

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Sorry, silly Blogger posted my comment twice for some unknown reason. Hence the deletion.

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

I left my comment at the Herald.

Only I didn't mention that I have my own Fathers Day blog post.

Craig said...

A wonderful column, Jim. I don't know when I first formed the habit, but whenever I talk to Jen or one of the kids, I always make sure to tell them that I love them. Even if their response is 'Bullshit!' (which it has been, once or twice). . .

It's coming up on three years now, since my dad died, at 89. The raw sense of, 'Dear God, I miss him' has mostly, by now, passed into gratitude for him having been my dad, and for having known and benefitted from knowing him for as long as I did. I don't know if I'll be around into my own kids' 50s or not (to be sure, I'd love to), but it was a great gift to me that my dad was. . .

CLR said...

I loved that column. What a tremendous gift.

Thank you for sharing your story!

Daryl said...

love this post (and the column) and you

Barbara Shallue said...

I love that photo. Your dad has a great smile!

lotta joy said...

My dad died before my brain was fully cooked to the point where I knew how much his presence meant to my life. So I will write here what I posted on your published column:

Now that I'm in my 60's, we all share regrets of what we could have/should have said to our fathers. You got to say "I LOVE YOU". That's HUGE.

Anonymous said...

Tom Sullivan was a true gentleman and it was my pleasure to meet him on several occasions.

FFG...#5

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Just read the column. Incredibly moving sir! Do you write for them regularly?

Jenny Woolf said...

A wonderful column Jim, and I have left a comment at the Herald's website.

Jackie said...

Such a wonderful tribute to your Dad.
I'm so proud of you, Jim.

Michelle H. said...

Such as wonderful photo of you and your dad!

lime said...

given that my dad had a heart attack this spring i not only told him i loved him but that i was glad he was around to be able to tell.