FATHERS DAY

June 19, 2016

thWell it’s Sunday and Fathers day to boot. I don’t have any kids of my own but I’ve been around kids forever and for whatever the reason they seem to like me. my experience with my father wasn’t the best he was a sometimes violent drunk and other times a good father. I think I got my work alcoholic attitude from him as well as my alcoholism. Both of which I’m done with now. Work because I retired and drinking because I stopped over thirty years ago. I’ve never wanted to drink again and I’m gradually losing my tolerance to be around drunken people especially if they’re family. I have wanted a cigarette or cigar occasionally but so far have been able to resist. My father didn’t set out to be what he was he was a product of his time. Business deals were conducted at the three martini lunch or at dinner and cocktails. He loved to entertain friends and family and when I was born he was very well off, time and bad decisions took his money but that never stopped his entertaining. I think I also got my distrust of others from my dad since his financial loss can be traced back to a bad business deal made with friends who after word pretended not to know my dad. I know these people names and have looked them up once in awhile and let me tell Karma is a bitch most of them are worse off than my dad was. Now I don’t want you to think I had a lousy child hood or my dad was a real scumbag. Not so; he took me fishing and ball games whenever he could our problems came from the fact that I started drinking and became the bigger ass. When I stopped drinking, and I did it on my own, I realized that all drinking was doing was making me a bigger asshole. My dad taught me how to fix things with my hands, to work numbers in my head. He did the best he could under the circumstances. I have tried real hard not to be him to be sober and kind to people and not a racist he helped me that way by being an example of what I didn’t want to be. But like say everything wasn’t all bad so if you’re Dad is still around give him a hug he’s doing the best he can. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

One Response to “FATHERS DAY”

  1. valerie said

    I like this blog I am just reading it now and it it July 3rd. I have two more to read – I am very behind on my e-mail

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