Happy Fathers Day!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by wide load, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. As dads, sometimes we are away from home too often. But we do what we do for a bigger purpose than ourselves. For all those that do I say Happy Fathers Day.
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    Do we do it for tacos?

    Tell me we get tacos!
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When I was a kid growing up I did not have a Dad----I had a Father. You may ask, "what's the difference?" There is a huge difference. A Dad is someone who takes you to the ballgame, gives you your first beer and goes to the store to buy you tampons because you are too embarrassed to do it yourself. A Father is someone whom you fear walking through the front door every night.

    When it was my turn I vowed to be a Dad rather than a Father and while I may not have always succeeded I feel confident that I did a much better job.

    My Father passed away a few years ago and his memory died very shortly thereafter.

    I will not be with Megan and David today as one will be with her family and the other too far away.
    He will be here the week of the 4th and together we will drive down to visit her on the 28th (June).

    "....and as I hung up the phone it occurred to me, he'd grown up just like me. My boy was just like me."

    My son has my analytical and practical sides while he has his mother's warmth and compassion.
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    She's beautiful.
  6. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    my dad is the greatest. 90 years young and going. calling him in an hour. will be the highlight of my day.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and his.
  9. BlackCoffee

    BlackCoffee Member

    Happy Father's Day -- except to the workers of the Saddle Brook NJ hub. They have to work today. So, they do not get to enjoy a full day of celebration.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Welcome back!

    We missed your false sense of entitlement.
  11. bl04a

    bl04a Member

  12. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Lots of yrs ago, this stoic, prim, "no-fun-allowed", lady that I kinda grew up with, saw my little boy by my side for the first time:

    She: "He sure looks like his Father".

    Me: "Yeah, I sure wish we knew who he was".

  13. bl04a

    bl04a Member

    Happy Father's Day Upstate! Many times I don't agree with you but this time I do. There is a huge difference between a father and a dad. I also grew up with a father. When I was a teenager I would come home and be relieved if he was upstairs sleeping. I hated being around him.
    I have 3 sons. My oldest is a UPS driver like his father, my middle son is a Lance Corporal in the USMC in Okinawa. My youngest is in his junior year in high school. I tried my best to be the dad to them that I never had. Looking back, they all turned out to be good men, so I think I succeeded. A father can never replace a dad!
    Happy Dad's Day to all of the Dads out there!
  14. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Happy Fathers Day to all Fathers and Grandfathers as well!
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Happy fathers day to all who do their best, and try to make your childrens lives better than yours. For all the sacrifices, and sleepless nights, and providing the best you could.
    I salute you all.
    Fatherhood, like motherhood comes with no instruction book. The successful ones use what they had + what they would have liked to have in a father, and try to make it better. They erase the bad moments, or events, and say "I will do this better"
    And if you still have one go visit, or at the very least call, but do not let this day slip away.
  16. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    Happy Father's Day to all on Brown cafe. Being a Dad is the best job ever
  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You amaze and astound (and amuse) me every day. First, you post a sincerely personal and heartfelt post like this.

    Then, you immediately revert back to belittling people like this.

    Incredible. BTW, you are no Harry Chapin.
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  18. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    .....and yet he still seems reluctant to get counseling to resolve this enduring anger and resentment towards his "father".

    The Harry Chapin reference seems to admit that he's aware there is a lasting issue with his "father".
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Worst Mod Ever Staff Member

    Cheryl posted earlier in another thread but it is so good:
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  20. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    sometimes it takes a SOB father to make you a great Dad.