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Happy Father's Day
What a wonderful memory to have of your Dad, Stephen. I'm not surprised you remember him as best friend, teacher and protector. By the sounds of it he did a really good job. Happy Fathers Day!
By: Sharon Bradshaw on June 16, 2013
What a lovely post. Have a terrific Fathers Day. :)
By: Comedy Plus on June 16, 2013
i could see him through your eyes of wonder. :)
By: TexWisGirl on June 16, 2013
Nice story. Dads seem to know everything, don't they ... until you become a dad yourself and realize that we're all fakin' it . . . or at least, I am!
By: tom sightings on June 16, 2013
Great story--happy Father's Day!!
By: fishducky on June 16, 2013
wow- amazing feat of life saving! What a Dad! Happy Father's Day to you!
By: Kathe W. on June 16, 2013
What a touching story. My father would have just said, "Oh, stop you're crying. It's only a damn fish!" (Molly might have benefited from some counseling.)
By: Mitchell is Moving on June 16, 2013
Happy Father's Day, Steve! I hope you are as great a Dad as "Mr. Hayes." I have many fond memories of him coming over to fix Dad's car, taking us to school if it was raining, BBQ's in the backyard. Did your dad save your rat, too? He was a miracle worker! You wrote eloquently about him as always!
By: Linda on June 16, 2013
What a wonderful story of your Dad! You shared this story perfectly.
By: Carrie on June 16, 2013
You can do that with fish? Who knew? That's amazing! Your dad was a pretty special guy. What a coincidence....mine was, too. :)
By: Scott Cody Park on June 16, 2013
Well, you would not be the man you are today without the wisdom of that guy. He seems to have been a perfect father.
By: Tabor on June 16, 2013
Such a tender, loving story. Have a happy Father's Day!
By: Shelly on June 16, 2013
Sounds like he's an Everyday Hero.
By: PT Dilloway on June 16, 2013
We had a fish, a cat (who mysteriously disappeared) one day, a great grandmother, a snapping turtle we caught at the 'crick,' and six German Shepherds, all called 'Duke' (even the girls). But, never, never, was our father as kind as yours. You're a lucky man.
By: Al Penwasser on June 16, 2013
Great story. I hope you are having a wonderful Father's Day yourself.
By: LL COOL JOE on June 16, 2013
Thanks for sharing that wonderful memory of your Dad!
By: Eva Gallant on June 16, 2013
Feet of clay, heart of gold. Happy Father's Day.
By: mimi on June 16, 2013
What a wonderful story! Definitely a reputation-building moment for a dad, even if his heroic stature can't last forever.
By: Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma on June 16, 2013
CPR for a fish...now that's a Dad with skills! Thanks for sharing this story - and happy Father's Day.
By: Pixel Peeper on June 16, 2013
That's impressive! My dad wasn't home the day my goldfish landed on the living room floor and got whacked by his own bowl. Like the mom in A Christmas Story, and the unfortunate leg-lamp-breaking incident, my mom swore it was an accident while she was cleaning the counter too vigorously.
By: Val on June 16, 2013
That's cool. I'm glad you have happy memories you can share. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on June 16, 2013
Neat story. How many times did our Dad's do something that made them look like superheroes to us?
By: Red on June 16, 2013
Great story ... and we can still love our dads dearly even if they (like us!) have some shortcomings. Happy Father's Day to you and all the dads here!
By: jenny_o on June 16, 2013
AWWWWWWW..That is such a nice sentiment. I think maybe your dad was way above "just" a average dad. I think most dads would of just flushed Molly and not thought twice about it. He sounds like he was a really caring person.
By: Cheryl .P on June 17, 2013
Fish can be pretty hardy I suppose. This is a great story. Happy Father's day to you as well (because I know you too are a dad) and not just your own father.
By: Michael Offutt on June 17, 2013
Good for dad. You could have flushed a small dog though. A short-haired dog might have been best so the hair wouldn't clog the drain.
By: Snowbrush on June 17, 2013
Aw what a great story!!
By: The Bug on June 17, 2013
Because he was an ordinary man is what makes this story so extraordinary for most people just wouldn't have bothered. You have ever right to know your Dad was special.
By: John on June 18, 2013
What a beautiful tribute to your Dad. I love the magic you convey.
By: Hilary on June 18, 2013
Love this story. ;-)
By: Venita Louise on June 19, 2013
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