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Daddy Loved the 4th of July
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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... and so do I. Love you, Daddy, miss you.

Image (c) 2007, Karla Dorman

Daddy loved the 4th
of July; nothing
brought out the little
boy in him more than
fireworks.  He'd hear the
thud of mortars, laugh
when the ground would shake
underfoot and say,
'I love that sound.'  When
they would burst open
over our heads, he'd

be the one leading
'Ooohs' and 'ahhhhs,' his eyes
sparkling brighter than
those fading from view,
a continuous
display that went on
long after the show
was done.  And now that
he's gone, I can't help
but think he's got the
best seat in the house ...

(c) 2010, Karla Dorman (6/12)

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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 6/18/2010
What a beautiful piece of work and so timely too. Not just for fathers day but my birthday coming up July see? I am the same way as your dad was wide eyed with excitement especially on that day for I'm a yankee doodle dandy.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/15/2010
As we near Fathers Day, your loving words
remind me of my Dad, who I hope will be sharing
the Fireworks with your Dad. Love,gene.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/15/2010
You have wonderful memories Karla, thanks for sharing this glimpse of your Dad.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/14/2010
Tender and so bittersweet, Karla. And each 4th July it's a celebration of his life and love all over again... and yes, there he is with his smiling eyes and childlike wonder. This reminds me of Liv Tyler in a scene from Armageddon and touches me in the same way... think it's especially your use of the endearment, Daddy, which I have never used... Big hug from across the Pond xxx
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/14/2010
This has touched me very deeply, can't say much more than that because I'm choked up!
Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/13/2010
Whenever he wishes he can probably see fireworks now Karla. The 4th of July is a special day of celebration to most Americans -- there is always magic in the air -- I know why your daddy liked it so much -- so do I -- may peace and love be always with you my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 6/13/2010
A reassuring and lovely thought at the end, Karla. Hugs,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/13/2010
....and fireworks every night no doubt!
Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/13/2010
Karla, this is beautiful.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/13/2010
He sure does have the best seat in the house. Well done, Karla.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/12/2010
Thank you for sharing, what a beautiful rememberance of your Father
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/12/2010
He's seein those fireworks from the opposite side that you are being way up there...but they are just as beautiful and he can get the whole pic, of you and them...ed
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/12/2010
How very precious Karla and yes he does indeed have one of the best chosen seats.

Newfie hugs are on the way, Rose
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 6/12/2010
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/12/2010
this is loevely!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/12/2010
This one made me smile; I remember daddy enjoying the fireworks show: he was like a little kid! How I miss that ... yet daddy passed that love on to us, and you're so right: he DOES have the best seat in the house! Well penned/illustrated; brava, Karla!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D

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