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Death of Father

My Sweetest Songs

Tricia McCallum | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

Remembering My Funny, Not-So-Funny Father

Amy Barr | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Amy Barr

My father had a huge number of friends, many of whom he had known since high school. He served as the best man in no less than nine weddings. Yet like many comedians, my father's humor hid an inner sadness, part of which I now understand, part of which is still a mystery.

The Long Goodbye

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

Right now I am on the worst roller coaster ride of my life, and I desperately want off. But there is no end in sight.

Dadmissions: The Trains In The Basement

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

It was the late '70s when my dad first showed me those boxes of Lionel trains being stored in the basement behind the furnace. These trains belonged to my father and my uncle when they were kids. These trains meant everything to them. My dad told me these trains were now mine.

Read This If Your Father Is Still Alive

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Mitch Ditkoff

If only we could pay as much attention to the living as we do to the dying. If only we could stop long enough from whatever occupies our time and truly care for each other, aware of just how precious each breath is, each word, each touch, each glance.

On Dying With a Long Reading List, Writing, and Saying Goodbye to My Father

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 02.20.2013 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

It was my father who fueled my love of books. My father's devotion to books encouraged and inspired me to become an avid reader and, eventually, a writer.

What My Sons Realized About Me That I Couldn't

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Susan McCorkindale

"You only snack when you're sad. But the thing is, you're not sad. You're happy," my son replied. "And you feel bad about it. Like you're hurting Dad or you don't deserve it or whatever. Well you're not, and you do. Capeesh?"

Eddie And The Met

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

It's been a few days since I posted "The Last Days of Eddie Schall." Something there clearly touched lots of people. Late yesterday, I went back onlin...

The Dailiness of Life

Ellie Monahan | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Ellie Monahan

So while I won't be able to celebrate Father's Day with a card for my Dad, a tie he may never wear or a hamburger he's grilled, I will think of him this Sunday. And I will be thinking of dads everywhere, knowing my father's death has saved perhaps more than a few lives.