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  My Dad
by Lonnie Hicks
Sunday, March 13, 2011
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Women love my dad
even at 86
he still glides through life
breaking all the rules.

He still drinks too much
laughs all the time
calls all the women 'baby-fox'
and they love him for it.

Won't live with the kids
wants to play the field
with the sixty year olds
in the nursing home;
has women of all ages
whom he adores
and they adore him back.

Still does forty one-handed push-ups each day
and lives in a city where it gets 10 below
and he sits inside and paints pictures of Spring.

I still look at a picture of him at the beach
at 23 in a blue speedo
'baby foxes' all around.
He never grew up
and I glad he didn't.

Used to say to my mother:
"I am sick and tired of being right all the time."
And she would say
"Don't worry dear, I am here to help."

She adored him too.

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
He sounds like a wonderful human being, Lonnie! Love his spunk and attitude about life....the world needs more people like him....he'll love this tribute of yours!

Reviewed by Christine Tsen
He sounds like such a sweetheart...full of enthusiasm, full of antics!
You came out great, I bet he's;-) proud of you!

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