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My Father
by Birgit and Roger Pratcher

Sunday, June 18, 2006
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Ever since he was a boy, my father loved and collected model trains. His fascination with it was far and beyond...

My Father


My father, such a wonderful man

Always did the best that one man can

His hair full, wavy and dark,

His eyes blue and clear with a spark

I can still see him smile, so gentle and kind

To take care of things he would never mind

Even now that hes been gone for so long

He always seems near, his presence still strong.

When I was little he used to hold me tight

When I was in trouble hell make it alright

When I had problems he would listen with care

When I was sad, his shoulder would be there

To cry on and to lean on for support

In every way he could give me comfort

With patients he taught me so many things

Prepared me for the hard times the future brings

His faith was so strong, unbreakable indeed

He held out his hand to all those in need

Never would he shut the door on a fellow man

But hed do to help all that he can

Hed give you his shirt, if you were cold

Not one lie in his life has he told

A man so remarkably strong

That even after he died, he never seemed gone

His words of advice still find my ear

And can still today soothe my fear

His smile lives deep in my heart

As does his memory, were never really apart

I cherish the years we had to share together

And love his kind heart forever.

Miss You DAD


By Birgit and Roger Pratcher
June 2006

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Reviewed by Regina Pounds 2/9/2008
The bond with such a loving parent holds forever...a beautiful tribute indeed and a strong reminder of connections we have with those we love and have loved.

Reviewed by K. Mulroney 8/7/2006
What a beautiful tribute!
Reviewed by David Arthur Walters 7/1/2006
This is a wonderful tribute to a good father. Each one is different, but some share similar virtues - my father like yours, would give a poor person the shirt of his back, or his Social Security check - the Great Depression and World War II and his romantic diposition made a bleeding heart out of him, albeit a hard-nosed one.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/22/2006
Your love echoes throughout this wonderful poetic tribute. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/20/2006
Beautiful tribute !!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 6/19/2006
This tender man reminds me so much of my father. He was a conductor and trains were his other life. With eight kid we had most of his attention but between trains his art and us kids he lived a very full life like your dad. Made me cry!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/18/2006
nicely done
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/18/2006
Thank you for sharing!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 6/18/2006
Oh my goodness! My own father loved trains like that, too! He even saved and mounted a spike for me, from the original track by our house, when the Railroad tore it out! I still have it, and every time I hear a train, I think of, I will think of you - and your father, too. I'm sure you were a great blessing to him, as well. love ~ rhonda
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/18/2006
Cherish well that memory but also know that your father lives on within you and will always be a part of you as mine is of me. Great tribute to a wonderful man.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/18/2006
Wonderful series of things about your dad, the love shines through.
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 6/18/2006
This is precious you two..Thanks
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/18/2006
A very moving and heartfelt tribute to your beloved father on Father's Day..
You can bet he will still be playing with those model trains up in heaven...;)
Love the picture too !
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/18/2006
Splendid tribute to your dad! He sounds a lot like mine! We were blessed. I'm happy you had such a good father! Not everyone does, sad to say! great pic too!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/18/2006
A wonderful heartfelt tribute to your father, who sounds like he was a marvelous man, and who taught you so very much.

Loved the train pic, too, since I loved model trains as a boy.
Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor 6/18/2006
AWESOME!!!! I'm off, now, bye, Art

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