This day, I wish to thank two important fathers in Liz and my lives. That would be my dad Donald and Liz's dad Ambrose. My dad was born in 1928 and died at age 69 in 1997 and would have been 83 this year.
Liz's dad was born in 1911 and died in 1986 at age 75. He would have been 100 this July. Liz's parents got married later in life and didn't have her until late in life. My parents got married while they were in college and I was first born.
Here are some Dad songs to pop into the old cassette player before cruising today:
CAT'S IN THE CRADLE-- Harry Chapin
COME TO PAPA-- Bob Seger
PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG-- James Brown
DADDY, YOU'RE A FOOL TO CRY-- Rolling Stones
FUN FUN FUN-- Beach Boys-- Till daddy gets the car keys away, you know.
SUGAR DADDY-- Fleetwood Mac
PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE-- Temptations
MY FATHER'S EYES-- Eric Clapton
FATHER AND SON-- Cat Stevens
WALK LIKE A MAN-- Bruce Springsteen
These were from Bob Stroud's Friday Ten at Ten on WDRV in Chicago.
Of course, there are always the two great father-daughter dances: "Butterfly Kisses" and "Daddy's Little Girl."
Sure Miss You Guys. --A Grateful Son and Son-In-Law