Friday, June 11, 2004

Back from Dinner with Daddy and Jane

I just got back from dinner with my dad and his wife.  We went to a wonderful seafood restaurant my friend Wendy suggested on the St. John's River, "Singletons".  We sat out on the river and watched the most magnificent sunrise, wish I'd brought my camera, the colors were rich.  It was great seeing my dad, I havn't seen him since Christmas.  We all really enjoyed ourselves.  My dad is a great storyteller, he's gets all excited and his eyes light up, just like when I was a little kid.  We've just recently been connecting more in the last year.  Well not a lot, but we do talk on the phone, and it's always good when I see him.  Man am I full.  I got Daddy talking about Papa and Mema, which I always enjoy stories about them, and even sometimes when things jar my memory.  I don't want to appreciate things more when they are gone.  I'm thankful for the time I got to spend with my dad tonight.  I'm glad he is still in my life. 

5 comments:

barbpinion said...

Loved your entry- as always. I'm a natural born storyteller  myself so can appreciate the way you love listening to  your dad tell stories.  Made me smile, this entry of yours. take care. Missed you. **Barb**

gbgoglo said...

I am so glad you got to spend time with your dad and his wife.  It's nice to have that closeness and nice to hear the stories.  More memories...

lovegroveb said...

Nice journal.  I used to live in Florida.

aiibrat said...

That's an old soul talking: I don't want to appreciate things more when they are gone.  Some people live with regret of what they should've done rather than doing it while they could've.  Good reminder for me, I should call my Mom.  -=)

jcgeorgiapeach said...

Beautiful reflection and gentle storytelling of your own.  I am enjoying your journal very much!  ~Peachy