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Fathers Day...

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Harpstrings

Harpstrings Report 15 Jun 2008 07:37

Hi Liz

I was going to suggest planting a tree. I think thats a wonderful idea and the tree will, hopefully live for hundreds of years.

Tina x

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 15 Jun 2008 00:55

Maggie...go with your heart and do what you want and think your Dad would want you to...Take Care this Father's Day don't forget he may not be with you but he is still your Dad. Col x

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 15 Jun 2008 00:07

My son and I 'bought' my Dad a tree for his 70th birthday, it is planted in a wood somewhere in England, can't remember where without digging out the certificate, he was alive then but didn't need things so I thought it was a nice gift, his name is in a book with all the other names of people who had trees donated to turn a dull piece of land into a wood again. I had forgotten till I read this thread.
I think since Dad died in 1990 I have inherited his green fingers, didn't used to be so good with plants but over the last ten years or so, my plants do so much better and I seem to know the names of lots of them even tho I didn't realise I knew, if you are with me.
Why not give a tree a go, Maggy, you might surprise yourself, or your Dad might give you some guidance as mine seems to have done.
Lizx

(¯`*•.¸JUPITER JOY AND HER CRYSTAL BALLS(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸JUPITER JOY AND HER CRYSTAL BALLS(¯`*•.¸ Report 14 Jun 2008 23:32

i,d give anything to be able to send my dad one.god rest his soul.........HAPPY FATHERS DAY DAY.XXX

°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º Little Nanna Lynn °º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°

°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º Little Nanna Lynn °º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º° Report 14 Jun 2008 23:30

I had a star named after my dad,
he will live on forever now,

xxLynnxx

Amanda2003

Amanda2003 Report 14 Jun 2008 23:19

Good for you Maggie..........my dear old Dad loved his Iris plants.........I have them in my garden now and when they flower I think of him.

My brothers insisted that we have a plaque in the crematorium for Dad and Mum but neither of them have visited it.

The memories are held in your heart and that is the important thing :)

MaggyfromWestYorkshire

MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 14 Jun 2008 23:12

Well I have made a donation to the British Heart Foundation in memory of my dad.

Mum has decided that she doesn't want a plaque for him at the crematoriam so I've decided to choose a really nice plant for my garden instead.

Jane

Jane Report 9 Jun 2008 20:36

21 years tomorrow without my dad .It will be a sad day for you as will any.first anniversary.Just think happy thoughts of him .You will cry but also laugh.Remember the good times.
Thinking of you tonight

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 9 Jun 2008 20:32

That is a lovely idea Maggy, big hugs to you for Sunday,


Caz xxxxx

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₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 9 Jun 2008 20:30

((((((((((((hugs))))))))))) Maggy, I know just how you feel, this is the third without my Dad, and it would be his birthday on Sunday too.

MaggyfromWestYorkshire

MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 9 Jun 2008 20:23

Thanks everyone

Kay????

Kay???? Report 9 Jun 2008 19:16

Maggy,,

My dad never gets forgotten at birthdays,christmas ,or dads day,,I still allocate for him but it goes to a fav charity,which I know he would have loved,,,

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 9 Jun 2008 18:58

It will be 4 years this october since my Dad died and I still miss him, but the memories bring smiles and laughter more often than tears these days.

I think a donation to charity is a good idea..............or maybe a tree planted locally, some councils run schemes, so it might be worth ringing them to see if they have any ideas for you.

MaggyfromWestYorkshire

MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 9 Jun 2008 18:46

Thanks Julia & Margaret, I know it's the first of many "first" and know that it will get easier with time.

Love the idea of planting something, but unlike dad, I don't have very green fingers. I could imagine him looking down at me at laughing at my efforts....lol...

MaggyfromWestYorkshire

MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 9 Jun 2008 16:55

Thought of donation to the British Heart Foundation, because he died of a heart attack and that's where we sent the donations after his funeral.

Wild Cat

Wild Cat Report 9 Jun 2008 16:47

Hi, :)
Sorry to hear that,maybe you choose his favourite cause then.

MaggyfromWestYorkshire

MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 9 Jun 2008 16:35

This will be my first Fathers Day without my dad. I want to do something in his memory. I thought about making a donation to a charity. What do other the rest of you do?