Happy Fathers Day!

It's been a couple of years since my Dad passed away, but even so I get these fleeting thoughts about what I'll say to him (or, for today, about getting a card) before I remember.

Miss my Dad too. We had spirited political discussions and we spoke everyday. There isn't a breaking news moment when I don't want to pick up the phone.

I love my dad, but he often drives me bananas.

We see him fairly regularly, so today he and my mom spent the day with my cousin who recently had a baby -- and whose father (my dad's 1st cousin) died tragically just a few years ago. 

Between these posts, and my cousin's loss of his father, it's hitting me how much I take my dad's existence in my life for granted. I mean, won't he always just be there?

I've been very fortunate to have this father, and to have him this long. I should call him and let him know.

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