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Father's Day

Updated on September 4, 2014

Father's Day

My father and stepfather both passed away in 1999 and 2001 so father's day is not easy for me, but it is getting easier. I know there are many out there still celebrating this day and I would too if my dads were still around.

My father was a wonderful man. He loved the Angels baseball team and died right before they won the world series. He served our country in the Vietnam War. He went to U.S.C. and got his master's degree. He taught me to catch a baseball with my bare hands and how to throw and pitch like a guy instead of like a girl. He helped me when I needed it. He danced with me at my wedding. He loved me no matter what.

My stepfather was also a wonderful man. Everybody loved him. He was fun and loved to laugh. He raised me with my mother since I was 10 years old. He taught me how to drive at 16. He danced with me at my wedding. He was there at the birth of each of my three daughters. He helped me when I needed it. He loved me no matter what.

(image is of me and my dad on my wedding day)

Mustaches

I love mustaches. I think they are great fun gift and card to give Dads on Father's Day.

Photos of me and my Dads - Father and Stepfather

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Me with my stepdadMy dad, me and my sister and brotherMy stepdad, mom, me and a foreign exchange student from FranceMy dad, me, my cousin and my NanaMy mom, me , Santa and my stepdadMy dad holding my youngest daughter when she was a babyMy stepdad dancing with me at my weddingMy stepdad after we found out he had cancer... he died 6 months laterA vacation up the California Coast: my dad, me and my step sisters (I'm in the middle with the Angel hat on)
Me with my stepdad
Me with my stepdad
My dad, me and my sister and brother
My dad, me and my sister and brother
My stepdad, mom, me and a foreign exchange student from France
My stepdad, mom, me and a foreign exchange student from France
My dad, me, my cousin and my Nana
My dad, me, my cousin and my Nana
My mom, me , Santa and my stepdad
My mom, me , Santa and my stepdad
My dad holding my youngest daughter when she was a baby
My dad holding my youngest daughter when she was a baby
My stepdad dancing with me at my wedding
My stepdad dancing with me at my wedding
My stepdad after we found out he had cancer... he died 6 months later
My stepdad after we found out he had cancer... he died 6 months later
A vacation up the California Coast: my dad, me and my step sisters (I'm in the middle with the Angel hat on)
A vacation up the California Coast: my dad, me and my step sisters (I'm in the middle with the Angel hat on)

© 2011 Patricia

Hope you have a wonderful Father's Day!

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      SimonJay 3 years ago

      A wonderful but also touching tribute to your dad and other fathers out there, often times it seems dads dont get enough credit for being a dad i know women give birth but good dads put in alot of effort.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens, if you have time please check my new one, and if you have time please share it around : bit.ly/15KgbUS

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      alina nicoleta92 5 years ago

      Wonderful and yes a very touching lens.

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      IQplusone 5 years ago

      What a touching lens

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      ernad18 5 years ago

      great lens

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      ernad18 5 years ago

      great lens

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      aishu19 5 years ago

      I am sorry to hear about your dad and step dad. Anyway these are wonderful father's day cards..and you have done a wonderful job honoring all dads.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What? A little dirt never did hurt anybody. Will have to come back when Father's Day comes around. You have some great cads here. Nice lens.

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      I am touched by the love you had for your Dad and Stepdad. My dad left this world in 1984, and I still miss him. I have tried to be a friend to my children as much as my Dad was a friend to me. Great lens, both men would be proud. See you around the galaxy...

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Beautiful tribute to your dad and your stepdad. How wonderful to recognize them both - and how blessed you are to have had two such special dads in your life!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      This lens is a great tribute to your Dad and Step-dad. Sometimes we have no idea what demons our loved ones have to deal with. Thanks for sharing this story and also the Story of a Vietnam Veteran. I'm lensrolling this to my lens The Man Who Became My Dad, about the only father I ever really knew, my step-dad.

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      Harshitha LM 6 years ago

      Fathers are so important for a balanced childhood. Nice lens. Liked Mark Twain's quote!

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      I miss my dad a lot.

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      Guided Abundance 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      A really wonderful lens and memory.

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      Linda Hahn 6 years ago from California

      I miss my Dad too. This is a lovely gesture for a loved one.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      This is my second Father's Day with out Dad, I'm sad but this was lovely