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Just an early Happy Fathers Day to those who are, and to those who love their Dads.

What Are Fathers Made Of?
by Paul Harvey

A father is a thing that is forced to endure childbirth without an anesthetic.

A father is a thing that growls when it feels good -- and laughs very loud when it's scared half to death.

A father never feels entirely worthy of the worship in a child's eyes. He's never quite the hero his daughter thinks, never quite the man his son believes him to be -- and this worries him, sometimes.

So he works too hard to try and smooth the rough places in the road for those of his own who will follow him.

A father is a thing that gets very angry when the first school grades aren't as good as he thinks they should be. He scolds his son though he knows it's the teacher's fault.

Fathers are what give daughters away to other men who aren't nearly good enough so they can have grandchildren who are smarter than anybody's.

Fathers make bets with insurance companies about who'll live the longest. Though they know the odds, they keep right on betting. And one day they lose.

I don't know where fathers go when they die. But I've an idea that after a good rest, wherever it is, he won't be happy unless there's work to do.

He won't just sit on a cloud and wait for the girl he's loved and the children she bore.

He'll be busy there, too, repairing the stairs, oiling the gates, improving the streets, smoothing the way.

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My Dad has been gone for 25 years. Sometimes I wish I could go back and have some of those talks we never had. Sometimes, "tomorrow" is too late.

My dad's been gone since 2008.

Can't take back all of those years, but... He was freakin' great.

I've been a bit detached from my father, well both of my parents really but I am working to warm up to them again.

@Sunny_the_skeptic I've been a bit detached from my father, well both of my parents really but I am working to warm up to them again.

My mom came by today and as usual... She was applying the "I'm the martyr, you're the son" routine. I love her, but she is completely driving me to the border of being nuts. I know I'm drinking too much. Should I be reminded about it all of the time... I guess so... Fucking fuck.

@ZonkeyBalls My mom came by today and as usual... She was applying the "I'm the martyr, you're the son" routine. I love her, but...

I'm more free in that regard, my parents have been away since I was 12 and I lived with my grandparents till I was 19. Been living alone since then.

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I know, they're doing so much for me.

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@2779545

I think most the four do.

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@2779594

That's still 75 percent - better than most!

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