Today is Thursday 23rd September

It is midnight plus forty five,  so the day has just started but we haven’t signed off for the night. I couldn’t tell you what the weather is doing as it’s dark outside, but it’s pretty quiet, so it’s not raining or windy.

It’s a special day today as my late FIL would have been 100 years old today. Sadly he passed away in 2004, but we shall be lighting a candle for him later in the day.

I had a soft spot for Hubby’s Dad. It took a while to appreciate his sense of humour, but we got on very well and I have a host of fond memories concerning cakes, playing Father Christmas, roast dinners, and our debates. Oh how I miss our debates. Sometimes he would deliberately take the opposite view and although sometimes things got a bit heated, it was just the passion of what we believed or how we felt.
He was already retired from the army when Hubby and I got together, though he did have his reservations when we first met. Apparently he said I seemed like a nice girl, but did he (Hubby) know what he was doing?
He was over the moon for us when we paid off our mortgage, bartered with us for a new computer when he gave up driving and insisted Hubby have his car which was only a few years old,  and I have visions of him chatting with my Dad over a glass of homebrew and tucking into one of my Mum’s apple pies.

Happy birthday Dad. We miss you ❤

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Today is Thursday 23rd September

  1. A lovely tribute Di, and lovely memories you have as well.

  2. murisopsis says:

    What a wonderful memory of a father in law! If only others had good experiences like that! I count you very fortunate! I’m sure he will see the candle and be smiling!

  3. He obviously did know what he was doing!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Bless him, he looks very happy in that photo..
    Same Birthday as me 💜💜

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