Even in the most poorest of places, things can be gotten, love can grow, and bonds deepen…
Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.
This week it’s about admiration and love and what parent can do for a child…
No One Like My Dad
We had little in our family. It didn’t stop me from asking for things though. I was headstrong, and my father was as good as gold when it came to trying to give me things.
I asked for a bike. He found one at the dump. He cleaned it up for me. The years went by, and he did the same with a skateboard, a basketball hoop, and a scooter.
When I was 14, I wanted a boat. He found this prize on the beach. We dragged it home, cleaned it up, and went out fishing – together.
This is a lovely store about the love of a father. How resourceful he was. Nicely done.
I love dads like that.
Ooops, STORY, I meant STORY
😉 we knew what you ment (sic). randy
Teach a man to fish… And somebody has to clean them 🙂
Teach a man to fish and a large corporation will put him not only out of business, but overfish and pollute the waters, putting him out of his recreation, too.
Just busting your hump, Bill.
Cleaning fish? isn’t that what wives are for?
No, Janet, don’t hit me.
Just kidding. just kidding.
We are stewards – sometimes i don’t understand Randy
not sure what you don’t understand…
the hearts of men, not just corporations
Nice story 🙂
Beautiful story, Randy. Nice change from the usual humor too. Really a lovely tribute to a great relationship.
Lately I’ve been having trouble seeing much humor in these prompts. You and Russell have been carrying the load though and doing it wonderfully. Nice work.
Such a lovely story about sharing, spending precious time with the kids when it really matters. It’s the kind of lesson that passes down through subsequent generations, just like the less positive forms of parental behaviour. Well done.
Ah, but for the less positive, we as a society need to offer help and a huge media campaign like we’ve done with smoking, drunk driving, and the like.
it is not okay to neglect or abuse or not spend time with your children.
Thanks for coming by.
A sweet story. I hope they return the same way.
Ha. As long as they both return, and one doesn’t claim that the other fell overboard, the ending will be a happy one.
Every child needs a hero. You’ve outdone yourself with this story. Beautifully told.
Why thank you, Madame Rochelle.
I don’t know about “outdoning” myself, but what a nice thing to write.
Awww…this is great. I love this dad and his son.
What are you doing this weekend? Do you like to fish?
A lovely story to explain that with some effort we can have what we want and enjoy a relationship by working together.
When I was a kid my mother had us finger paint, play in cardboard boxes, and encouraged us to get dirty. Didn’t need any money – or very little.
Gorgeous. You give us a glimpse into a beautiful relationship – love and time conquer money every time.
I especially like the last line.. the fishing together made all the difference.. somehow I got “coat of many colors” playing in my head after reading this.
Don’t know the reference other than to Joseph….
Nice story. I like this dad. He’s doing a good job if his 14 year old wants to do stuff with him.
14 year olds need their dads more than ever.
What a sweet, tender story, Randy. It has a truth to it that is especially nice.
Thanks. truth and a certain simplicity…. Randy
Beautiful story about a loving father. Everything his child wants found and lovingly restored. And they get shared adventures on the boat!
yup – it’s the best!
Dear Randy, Your story is the best form of love a father can have for his child! Wonderful! I bet you’re a really good dad or will be! Nan
Thanks. I tried to be. Had my failures, of course. But could go to sleep at night with a clear conscience – and grateful. When I was wrong. I apologized as quickly as I could, trying to model that same behaviors I expected from my kids. I have 4 children – 3 stepdaughters and a son. now ranging from 22 to 32. It has been a blast, difficult at times, challenging, and a gift.
This bring memories and tears to my eyes. In just a few words, you hit one of life’s emotional stories.
Glad I could do it in just a few words. I like emotional brevity… I think I put that right.
He sounds like the guy I’m living with. He rescues bike, bed frames and other stump from the dump and spruces them up or make them into new things. And he patched up his sailboat and gave it to his son.
I think the story was modeled after him. God bless him. He’s a keeper.
Beautiful story, Randy. The dad gave his son more than the things he wanted. He gave him the things he needed, love and friendship. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne
What an awesome dad!
Yes he is.