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(Some Spontn80)   CSB 8th annual Father's Day thread: What would you say to your Dad today if you could? Fathers, what would you say to your child?   ( divider line
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2015-06-20 10:06:39 AM  
Wow, eight years this will be. Time sure flies when you're havin' fun.  Lots of brand-new Fark babies and Daddies to join in.  I met a lot of good Fathers this year and some not so much.  I can't explain what makes these threads so cathartic but it seems to work for folks. So let it all hang out, tell the truth, get it off your chest. This year we're adding "Fathers what would you say to your child?" so Dads can speak up too, perhaps in the only safe place they have. Now's the time, got something to say, say it.
2015-06-20 10:05:03 PM  
"Do you have any potentially fatal genetic conditions you may have passed down to me?"

/never met my father
2015-06-20 10:19:20 PM  
I'd tell him thanks for all he did, all he taught.  I'd tell him that he is missed.
2015-06-20 10:26:40 PM  
Go fark yourself
2015-06-20 10:28:24 PM  
In some ways you were a role model of how to act, and in others, a role model of how not to act.
2015-06-20 10:30:29 PM  
Your grandson and I love and miss you very much (we lost dad/bampa on August 19, 1983, three days before his grandson's birthday). ♥ ♥ ♥
2015-06-20 10:36:01 PM  
2015-06-20 10:50:43 PM  
To dad: I enjoyed our last chat, when I was two. Did you ever get that pack of cigarettes?

To child: Yeah I remember your mother, but just how sure are you? I'll need to see some bloodwork.
2015-06-20 10:51:37 PM  
"Dad, now I understand."
2015-06-20 11:30:35 PM  
I've missed you Dad.  Sean and I want to know if you want to go fishing and have a few beers- we're buying.
2015-06-20 11:36:10 PM  
To my father: I feel the good in you.

To my son: Join me, and together we can rule the community center as father and son.
2015-06-20 11:49:51 PM  
I can say whatever I want to my father, because thankfully, he lives 10 minutes away and I see him regularly.

As to my son, I would probably say something to the effect of "Holy shiat, they invented time travel??"
2015-06-21 12:02:00 AM  
I really don't miss you, puto.
2015-06-21 12:05:57 AM  
Move over dad I can't see the TV when you sit like that.
Oh wait I can say that. Hang on a minute.....

Hey Dad!   Scoot over so I  see the TV.

Oh and thanks Fark
2015-06-21 12:07:36 AM  

grumpfuff: As to my son

Mmm...that was a strange slip on my part O.o
2015-06-21 12:07:43 AM  
I love you, Dad. You have taught me so much more than you'll ever realize. Why do you like your women so damned crazy, though?

/my mother and his ex wife are all sorts of batty...and they are friends.
//seeing him and mom tomorrow, very thankful they are still around.
2015-06-21 12:08:08 AM  
Went looking for him for the first time in my life based on a few clues my sister found while cleaning out some of the garbage my mom left her.

Fruitless effort but the way it would have simply went was going to be bar talk.

I would have ponied up, made conversation and said my goodbyes, no big reveal or anything.
2015-06-21 12:10:03 AM  
I wish I could say I'm sorry to my dad. His last words to me before he died in 1990 were "I hate you, I hope you die."
2015-06-21 12:10:09 AM  
Bio dad: fark you

Adoptive dad:
Thank you for taking a chance on an unwanted foster child. I think of you everyday. Tears come to my eyes remembering your final days. I would be dead by now if not for you. I hope you are at peace.
2015-06-21 12:10:59 AM  
I love you, Dad. I know you try your best. Sometimes it's frustrating when your best doesn't seem good enough for some things, but I learned that you were actually human (and not a superhero) not too long ago.

If nothing else, you've taught me to do my best in all endeavors.
2015-06-21 12:12:35 AM  
"I missed you at my wedding this past September.  I wish you could have met her."

He was killed in 2000.
2015-06-21 12:12:50 AM  
To my father? "It's so much less stressful to be in one of these multiyear periods where we don't talk. Thanks for setting that up again."

To my children? "I love you more than you will ever know. Here's hoping I'm not farking you up too bad and that you'll have good relationships and happy lives and never, never hate each other like some of your relatives do."
2015-06-21 12:13:06 AM  
It's insulting that you still hang out with my ex in-laws.
2015-06-21 12:13:49 AM  
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2015-06-21 12:14:32 AM  
Biological father: I'd want him to meet the grandchildren he always wanted but never got to see because he allowed his alcoholism to kill him before I married.

Stepfather: He's actually staying the weekend with us because of my daughter's dance recital.  So I guess I'll tell him tomorrow.
2015-06-21 12:14:40 AM  
Please go Fark yourself.
/and i'm kidding about the please bit.
2015-06-21 12:15:04 AM  
When I was a kid, you were my hero, and you lived up to it.  Love you.
2015-06-21 12:15:11 AM  
My Dad helps me out when I ask him. I'm lucky to have him on my life. Thanks, Dad! Love you.
2015-06-21 12:15:54 AM  
I'd say the same thing I said last year... no change.

whoo boy..

Thank you for making sure that mom was taken care of - for making sure the house was paid off and in the best possible shape - for making sure she is financially secure - for teaching her how to change a flat tire by herself if she needed.  Thank you for making sure that I wouldn't need to daily worry about the state of her life. (beyond the normal worry a guy can have for their widowed mother.)

Thank you for being the best example you could be.  You taught me the value of a days work for a day's pay. You taught me to value the outdoors.  You taught me to take care of those close to you, and make sure they were provided for.  You taught me to value the ability to make things with my own hands.  You taught me the value of good friendships.

I miss our snowmobiling trips.
I miss playing pool with you.
I miss rooting for any football team that was playing against the Packers.
I miss your deep laugh, and your singing in the barbershop chorus.

Most of all, I just miss you.

/Fark cancer...fark it straight to hell.
2015-06-21 12:16:00 AM  
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2015-06-21 12:16:34 AM  
I'd say "I sure wish I hadn't assumed the second Father's Day without you would be easy, and had made plans to get out of town instead. And I hope you've been able to see the twins, somehow."
2015-06-21 12:20:42 AM  

My father has cancer, for the 3rd time.

I would ask him 'What brings you joy in life'?

and then run with that advice.
2015-06-21 12:21:30 AM  
2015-06-21 12:21:32 AM  
To my Dad: You're a great guy, but dammit all if most of the social advice you gave me was completely terrible.

To my son: Love ya bub, feel free to crib my words to the Old-Timer in 17 years.
2015-06-21 12:21:41 AM  
What would I say to my Dad today?

Are worms eating you down there in the Coffin?

Really, Nothing, told him I Loved him before he went into the Coma. After that there was no reason to say anything.
2015-06-21 12:21:47 AM  
Penis goes where?
2015-06-21 12:21:56 AM  
Getting out of your Wranglers and into moms Levi's gave me and sis some pretty good genes. Thanks, man.
2015-06-21 12:22:01 AM  
You've been gone 30 years and I only regret you didn't get to meet your kickass grandson. The Wife is okay as well.
2015-06-21 12:22:14 AM  
To my dad: "When I was little and you used to have me 'help' you fix stuff around the house, I wish you would have let me do something more than just hand you the tools you asked for and instead taught me more about repairing things."

To my son: "Hand me the 3/8 ratchet and a 11/32 socket, little buddy...NO! THE OTHER ONE! NO! THAT ONE! NO! FOR CHRISSAKES! THAT ONE! NO! THAT ONE RIGHT THERE! NO, THE ONE NEXT TO IT! YES! THAAAANK YOU. FARK! STOP CRYING!"
2015-06-21 12:22:23 AM  
I didn't know my dad between 12 and 18 years old. We didn't speak at all, I knew where he was, my little brother lived him and came to see us a few times a month but I never got to see dad. I couldn't even see his parents during holidays until after they left. I will never understand why. We have reconnected since then and I am grateful for the time I get now.

My oldest son hasn't seen or heard from his biological father in 6 of his 11 years on earth. Nobody understands his pain like I do. He doesn't even know how much alike we are. I do my best to get mad at him and be calm with him and teach him how to be aloof without being uncaring. It's difficult, but I know he'll get it when he's about 30 or so.

On top of that, we've had a second son, he's almost 2, he's a ham, and of course has no idea of the issues the rest of his family has to deal with. I hope he never does.

To my dad: I forgive but I cannot forget, I might make the same mistake.

To my boys: listen to me, clean your f'n room, that's really what it all boils down to.
2015-06-21 12:22:27 AM  
To my dad:
You were a sh*tty father, you beat my ass in ways that would get you arrested today and kicked me out when I was 18.  FU.

To my son:
 I didn't really realize how much you mean to me until you decided to join the Army at 18 and left home.  My god I miss you.
2015-06-21 12:24:10 AM  
Wish I had something nice to say here. :/
2015-06-21 12:24:14 AM  

Infobahn: You've been gone 30 years and I only regret you didn't get to meet your kickass grandson. The Wife is okay as well.

My father sold our house finally (forcing half my family to move in the process), and got a new family. He treated my brother like crap the last time he went to visit.

S'okay. Making sure he never sees his grandkids is how I'll get the last laugh. I suspect he'll attempt to come crawling back to us once his new wife finds out he's not as made of money as she thinks.
2015-06-21 12:25:12 AM  
I'd tell him that I was just beginning to see him as an actual human being and not just my Dad when he passed. And how surprised I was at how well we got along.

He was incredibly multifaceted and talented and Goddamn I wish I would have had more time with him. Here's a snapshot of him relaxing with "The Gorilla" at our cabin retreat in Wolf Creek MT that he built. He made that gorilla, sculpted it from a clay overlay over foam and now it resides in a restaurant here in Vegas. He sculpted all his bronze statues from a hunk of clay, and that's what he did for work his whole life...a sculptor. From the cabin, to our house, to all the great works of art he made...f*ck I wish he was here.
Love you Dad.
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//this thread makes me cry every damn year
2015-06-21 12:26:23 AM  
Love you dad, you did great.

Do your best enjoying what you do.
Be fearless in what you do.
Respect those that gave you this freedom.
2015-06-21 12:26:44 AM  
This is going to be a bad one.  I'm seriously, after 45 years, trying to figure out how to say to my father: I don't want anything to do with you, and don't call me.  Maybe I'll wait until next week.

Count 1 - Ind. assault on a person less than 13 years of age 
Count 2 - Corruption of Minors

Apparently he plead nolo contendre to Simple Assault and had the other charges dismissed. He got two years probation. Two years ago. I'm just finding out about this.

This is just the most recent thing.  I am not happy.

/debbie downer
///I wish I could enjoy having a father along with the rest of you.
2015-06-21 12:27:15 AM  
I can't even think of answering this without bursting into tears.

/miss you, dad
2015-06-21 12:27:23 AM  
It'll be hard for me, but we're going to give you back to that nice Chinese family
2015-06-21 12:27:54 AM  

propasaurus: Go fark yourself

Pretty much
"Thanks for knocking my mom up. Other than that you were a worthless, alcoholic, abusive lazy and yet somehow prideful waste of oxygen and food."

To my kids: "Let's go ride bikes! Let's play ticket to ride! Let's play Don't Starve Together! Let's make goofy faces at your mom until she laughs and calls us morons!"
2015-06-21 12:29:02 AM  
I know you tried dad but it was so hard to get over you hitting me and my mom and then you disappeared from my life.

Life is hard for everyone though.

Too bad you're dead and I won't be able to rub your lies in your face when I make it big.
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