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What is your most memorable encounter with your father?

Discuss the April 2017 Book of the Month, Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole.

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Re: What is your most memorable encounter with your father?

Post Number:#16 by Camogirl217
» 07 Apr 2017, 17:09

My dad and I have very similar personalities, so we can complain about things that are bothering us and be completely on the same page.
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Re: What is your most memorable encounter with your father?

Post Number:#17 by AlwaysWorthIt
» 09 Apr 2017, 12:17

I can't really decide which moment with my daddy was the most memorable, especially now that he's gone. One memory leads to another that makes me smile just the same. One of my favorites is Christmas. Every day we'd watch the 25 days of Christmas together, eat cookies and milk, and laugh. He was such a kid inside. On Christmas day he was up early like the rest of us and always made us laugh and smile. He wasn't around as much as we'd like, given he was a truck driver and then pasted away of cancer when I was 16. That just makes every memory memorable, even the "bad" ones.
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Re: What is your most memorable encounter with your father?

Post Number:#18 by hsimone
» 09 Apr 2017, 15:37

I was thinking more about this, and another fond memory I have with my father is every time he provided me with some advice. Since, most times, he was correct in his way of thinking, I always joked that he could 'predict the future'. Of course, this wasn't the case. I learned that, through experience, he was able to instill me the difference between right and wrong. More importantly, he showed me what common sense is and how to apply it to everyday life. I will always be appreciative of this.

Ah, dads are the best! :)
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Post Number:#19 by classicaltwist
» 10 Apr 2017, 01:36

It was during the summer and my dad called me and my brother out to the backyard. Now, my dad is a really serious guy, very stoic. We thought for sure that we were in trouble for something. The second we step onto the back porch, he just sprays us with the hose. My brother and I were in complete shock as it was very out of character for my dad. My brother and I spent at least an hour laughing and chasing my dad around while he continued spraying us. Very fond memory for me since it's not often that my dad lets loose like that.
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Post Number:#20 by dhomespot
» 10 Apr 2017, 03:59

I have a lot of good memories of my dad. One of the ones that stands out the most is how he would dress up as Santa, the day after Christmas. He would go to the houses of kids and ask if they had gotten what they wished for. What made this so funny was the fact that my dad was only 5'4" and weighed, maybe 120 soaking wet. It never failed to put a smile on those children's faces.
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Re: What is your most memorable encounter with your father?

Post Number:#21 by Donnavila Marie01
» 10 Apr 2017, 06:06

Christina O Phillips wrote:The majority of my memories of my biological father are all negative so rather than post any of those, I will instead post about my stepfather:

I have a lot of good memories of him, but some of my favorite moments are staying up late when my husband and I visit my parents (my mom and stepdad) and he and I watch all the horror movies that we love including the classics and the cheesy ones.

It's nice to know that you have your stepdad who took the responsibility of your biological father.
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Re: What is your most memorable encounter with your father?

Post Number:#22 by James Craft
» 10 Apr 2017, 07:21

dhomespot wrote:I have a lot of good memories of my dad. One of the ones that stands out the most is how he would dress up as Santa, the day after Christmas. He would go to the houses of kids and ask if they had gotten what they wished for. What made this so funny was the fact that my dad was only 5'4" and weighed, maybe 120 soaking wet. It never failed to put a smile on those children's faces.


Haha, Santa on a diet! That is great.
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Post Number:#23 by ReadandRoll[
» 10 Apr 2017, 14:05

Trout fishing when I was a young boy.
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Post Number:#24 by Amagine
» 10 Apr 2017, 16:49

ReadandRoll[ wrote:Trout fishing when I was a young boy.


I always wanted to go fishing with my dad. The problem is, neither one of us knows how. The closest we came to fishing together was in this video game whose title I can't remember. It was still nice bonding time though.
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Post Number:#25 by reneareviews
» 11 Apr 2017, 08:34

I actually lost my dad at 8 months and then my mother remarried when I was 8. My stepdad truly is my dad though. Things were rocky because I wasn't used to having a father. One day, we were at one of his softball games with the church league and some boy was bullying me. I don't even remember what rude thing he said to me, but I remember I was ready to just blow it off. My dad heard it from where he was standing (the spot where you wait when you're the next batter?) and walked over mid-game to tell the little boy kindly that he was rude and needed to leave me alone. I think that's when I realized my step-dad only ever did anything to protect me. All the new rules he brought into our household were to keep me safe.
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Re: What is your most memorable encounter with your father?

Post Number:#26 by Amagine
» 11 Apr 2017, 08:52

reneareviews wrote:I actually lost my dad at 8 months and then my mother remarried when I was 8. My stepdad truly is my dad though. Things were rocky because I wasn't used to having a father. One day, we were at one of his softball games with the church league and some boy was bullying me. I don't even remember what rude thing he said to me, but I remember I was ready to just blow it off. My dad heard it from where he was standing (the spot where you wait when you're the next batter?) and walked over mid-game to tell the little boy kindly that he was rude and needed to leave me alone. I think that's when I realized my step-dad only ever did anything to protect me. All the new rules he brought into our household were to keep me safe.


That is an amazing memory and your step-dad is an amazing man. I love that from the very beginning he just wanted to protect and cherish you. Thank God you and your mother were blessed to have this man come into your lives and I'm sure you two were a blessing to him as well.
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Re: What is your most memorable encounter with your father?

Post Number:#27 by Books_are_Life
» 11 Apr 2017, 12:09

Mine kinda happen recently but i know I will never forget it. Little backstory I am wheelchair bound. For my wedding no one had really the time for us to learn how to dance with me in a wheelchair so no formal dancing was planed. My father surprised me at the last song of the night he asked me to dance. We basically just swayed around but he sang the words to the song to me so only I heard him. I never thought I would get my father/daughter dance but I did and it was the most special dance ever.
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Re: What is your most memorable encounter with your father?

Post Number:#28 by Donnavila Marie01
» 12 Apr 2017, 18:36

Books_are_Life wrote:Mine kinda happen recently but i know I will never forget it. Little backstory I am wheelchair bound. For my wedding no one had really the time for us to learn how to dance with me in a wheelchair so no formal dancing was planed. My father surprised me at the last song of the night he asked me to dance. We basically just swayed around but he sang the words to the song to me so only I heard him. I never thought I would get my father/daughter dance but I did and it was the most special dance ever.

This is a very touching moment. It made me shiver because it reminds me of my favorite song, "Dance with my Father". Thank you for sharing this wonderful moment.

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classicaltwist wrote:It was during the summer and my dad called me and my brother out to the backyard. Now, my dad is a really serious guy, very stoic. We thought for sure that we were in trouble for something. The second we step onto the back porch, he just sprays us with the hose. My brother and I were in complete shock as it was very out of character for my dad. My brother and I spent at least an hour laughing and chasing my dad around while he continued spraying us. Very fond memory for me since it's not often that my dad lets loose like that.

Wow! This is a unique experience with your dad. Maybe your dad is intellectual. A scientist or something that is why he is that serious. Catch his light moments.
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Re: What is your most memorable encounter with your father?

Post Number:#29 by Chitopogi
» 14 Apr 2017, 01:08

My dad was my best audience! When I was in high school in the 60's I was playing my guitar and singing First of May by the BeeGees which just got released in Manila. I sung it over and over again until it felt perfect. My dad worked for the US Air Force in Wake Island and he was on vacation when he heard me singing the song. When he went back to the AF base, there was a competition as to who can sing First Of May the best. And he won!
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Post Number:#30 by christinac_2585
» 14 Apr 2017, 18:17

I think my most memorable time(s) with my dad is when he would take us out on the boat when I was a child. He worked as a tug boat captain and would be gone for two to three weeks at a time and when he came home he always took me out on the boat.
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