Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day 2011

by Chet Nowlen

Here lately I've been thinking about my Dad quiet frequently.  I really miss my Dad and wish he were here for me to talk to.  I am ashambed to admit that in my younger years I didn't take the time to talk to him and learn from him.  Dad worked most of the time and when he wasn't working he spent most of his time drinking which made it hard to talk to, but I wish I had made some effort to get to know him better.

To me my Dad was a man preceived as a rough and tough worldly man that could out fight, out drink, and out cuss any one, but he was really a very sensitive and all round good guy.  I think the world he lived in was made up of worldly men that demand a certain behaviour or you were considered weak.  I think my Dad hid in the bottle to keep from being exposed that he was really a kind and gentle man.

If my Dad were alive today he would be 102.  He passed away at age 83.

Happy Father's Day Dad!