Tennis. Anyone?

Posted Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at 7:46 AM
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  • Haapy B'day! My grandmother always told me that the minutes go slow, the years go fast. The older I get the more I understand that!

    -- Posted by sassypants on Tue, Oct 14, 2008, at 11:16 AM
  • My mother said one time that after high school each year that passed would have one less day.

    -- Posted by LifeObserver on Tue, Oct 14, 2008, at 12:07 PM
  • 26 years and you still have stories I haven't heard.. Keep em' coming.

    -- Posted by benjilewis on Tue, Oct 14, 2008, at 4:32 PM
  • This reminds me so much of my dad. I'm lucky he is still alive but he was old my whole life too. When I graduated high school classmates asked if that was my grandfather taking pictures of me. I said no, my dad was just 60 years old when I graduated. He had me late in life.

    Not until I was 30 did he start to open up about his hidden past. His multiple failed marriages, a failed adoption, affair, & learning to waltz & fox trot like on "Dancing with the Stars" when he was young. I have gained a new respect for him now. Last week I placed him in an assisted living facility. He gets around with fancy walker with brakes, and a seat now. His mind is still sharp but his body is failing.

    He actually taught me to play tennis when I was just 13. Within 6 months he could no longer play me at the level I had gotten to. He told how he played baseball in the minors until an injury knocked him out.

    A lesson for us all is to treasure our fathers while we still have them. Don't let the sunrise and sunset until the day happens where you are saying goodbye to them at their casket. Live life so that you have few regrets.


    -- Posted by Tennis on Tue, Oct 14, 2008, at 5:27 PM
  • This blog has touched my heartstrings. I'm reminded of the song, "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney I believe. Time seems to pass in the blink of an eye. My sisters and I lost our father just this week rather unexpectedly. As I sat by my mother during his graveside military service, I wondered when my dad left his strong, hard-working body behind and how the years could pass so quickly. I hope he realized how much he was loved!

    -- Posted by Bigpappy on Tue, Oct 14, 2008, at 9:44 PM
  • He knew Bigpappy!

    -- Posted by sassypants on Wed, Oct 15, 2008, at 9:10 AM
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