Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers from adifferentkindofstorybook.com       2017

2017 June 18
by charles W. Taylor, Jr.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers from adifferentkindofstorybook.com       2017

 

     I was truly blessed to have a father who was also my dad. My dad was extremely gifted. He could fix almost anything AND he could sing. Growing up the neighborhood kids would come to our house to have their wagons and bicycles fixed. Their parents would come by if they needed their vehicles or something around their houses fixed. True story!

     My dad planted several traits in me, while I was growing up that help me become and be a man. There were many, MANY times that I would want to run up the street and hang out with my friends, but if he was working on something, he would insist that I help him FIRST. Although I didn’t realize it then, seeds were being planted in me. When I became a man, and began seeing the fruit of those seeds in my life, I was and still am grateful that he was being my dad and not my buddy.

     My dad was born in 1920, so he grew up in the depression, served and went to war in the 1940s and raised a family during the segregated 1950s & 60s. It wasn’t easy and he had his share of troubles, but he was blessed with a great wife by his side.

     My dad wasn’t perfect, but who is? I wouldn’t trade him for anyone! He lived to be 95 years old, despite ALL he went and lived thru. He was a tuff old’ guy and I am proud to carry his name.

My dad was my first example of NEVER GIVING UP!

Thank you, dad. I miss you.

Love & Peace,

Brother Charles W. Taylor, Jr.

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