Monday, October 11, 2010

Dear Dad - A New Note

Dear Dad,

We know I wrote before about our relationship and where we are with that. Well, I wanted to write this time to say thank you. Thank you for visiting. I know it wasn't a particularly happy trip. I know we weren't first on your agenda, but I appreciate the effort and time you spent nonetheless.

It was good to see you. I am glad I got to share my version of beef stroganoff with you.

I'm glad you made the time to hang out with Mike and go to your first NFL game.

I'm glad I got to see Aunt Susie, although her health is disconcerting.

I'm glad that we shared a cocktail or two.

I'm glad that we chatted while we relaxed, listening to the kids bicker in the background. Your recollections of my sister and me from our youth doing the same. Your comments to mom about said bickering by my sister and me. Your recollections of yourself with your brother in your youth.

Time with all the siblings. Good photo ops, and I took them. We need to remember the family for it is painfully clear that memories are all we'll have.

Thanks Dad. I hope you come again. It was nice.
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